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Orthodontist or dentist?

When it comes to achieving the perfect smile, you want to make sure you’re in the right hands.

While dentists and orthodontists share many similarities and they work together to help you improve your overall oral health and your smile, specialisation is what sets an orthodontist apart.

As well as completing a five-year degree in dentistry, an orthodontist also undergoes a further 3 years of full time specialist training in the field of orthodontics and then dedicates their entire practicing career only to the field of orthodontics.

They are true specialists in the field.

Think of it like the difference between your family GP and a specialist physician such as a cardiologist or a paediatrician.

Your family’s general dentist will be able to help you with a broad range of oral health issues, but only a specialist orthodontist is properly trained to diagnose, prevent and treat dental or facial irregularities, and correctly straighten your teeth, bite and jaws.

Whether it is you or your child undergoing treatment, you need to ensure you’re being treated by a specialist orthodontist like Dr Holmes or Dr Dyett to get the best results.

Difference between dentist and ortho