Orthodontics is the art and science of perfecting smiles. An orthodontist is a dentist who has completed additional education and is a specialist in preventing, diagnosing and treating malocclusion, or misalignment of the teeth or jaws resulting in an improper bite. Whether this misalignment is due to crowding, spacing or anything in between, an orthodontist has the expertise to use braces or corrective appliances to remedy the issue and straighten the teeth.

What Type of Training Does an Orthodontist Have?

After receiving their bachelor’s degree, an orthodontist heads off to dental school for four years to get a complete doctorate. They then receive two or three years of full-time specialty training at an orthodontic residency program where they attend classes and acquire a ton of clinical experience on straightening your teeth. Finally, they must successfully pass their qualifying examinations to become a certified specialist in orthodontics.

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