Orthodontists have advanced training and knowledge in their particular field
• The advantages and applications of various orthodontic appliances are taught to orthodontists during their training. They are able to explain why they believe a particular appliance will help you achieve your goal most effectively and efficiently. Because of their comprehensive knowledge of the underlying anatomy of the smile, orthodontists are able to build a personalized plan based on your particular needs and future goals.
• Dentists may attend seminars, lectures, and workshops for orthodontic training, but orthodontists are immersed entirely in the real thing. This calls for orthodontists to have additional competence and knowledge in their particular field.
• Orthodontists are trained in the design of the smile, including how the teeth and jaws should be positioned. In addition to troublesome biting (overbites, underbites, open bites, etc.), they will also look at jaw misalignments while examining a dental condition in its whole.