How Orthodontist Differ From a Dentist?

For adults and for children, family orthodontic care is very essential .Your orthodontic center can help you plan financially for this investment for you and your family as with many other orthodontic treatments. An orthodontist is also a dentist but he or she may specialize in straightening teeth. An Orthodontist can assist you straightening crooked teeth or misaligned jaws. Dentistry is a wide area that deals with problems of teeth, gum,  jaw,mouth and nerves.

Both of them concerned with wide areas of Dentistry. Orthodontist generally needs additional training as a dental speciality. It is more similar to a doctor who become a surgeon. If a patient feels the problem of bite issues, dentist normally prefers to consult an orthodontist.

The biggest difference is that all dentists are not Orthodontists but all orthodontists are dentists. Both of them have the same intention to give good oral health for patients.An orthodontist can also work similar to a normal dentist and provides best oral care. So in General they are performing the same service for patients. They both considered are also  doctors  and deal with teeth problems.


A Dentist may engage in following teeth providing services

  • Tooth Decay
  • Root Canals
  • Gum disease
  • Veneers
  • Bridges
  • Crown

Orthodontist are dentists who are highly specialized in  teeth providing services such as

  • Misaligned Teeth
  • Overbite
  • Underbite
  • Crowded teeth

Orthodontists typically concerned to help with crooked teeth, But they may also assist with other problems as well. It includes the treatment of TMJ, underbites and overbites, crossbites, gap between teeth etc. Other problems with the jaw is treated by an orthodontist.

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