Orthodontist Information

Orthodontist Information


Orthodontics is the subdivision of dentistry that adjusts jaws and teeth that technology, inappropriately. Curved teeth and teeth that do not fit together in a correct manner are difficult to keep tidy; they are in jeopardy of being lost soon due to periodontal disease and tooth decay, and results in extra stress on the chewing muscles that can lead to headaches, TMJ syndrome and neck, back pain and shoulder pain. Teeth that are crooked or are not in the correct position can also take away from one’s appearance. The benefits of treatment by orthodontist are a healthier mouth, a more appealing look, and teeth that are more expected to last an extended period. They receive two or more than two years of education as well as four years in the school of dentistry in the orthodontic training program which must be ADA approved.


orthodontist dentist
Five years training of dentistry in university Yes yes
Three years specialist training in orthodontics from university Yes No
Specializes in treatment and diagnosis of alignment of teeth through the use of latest technology , Yes They may offer other options like Invisalign
Discusses problems due to misalignment like tooth wear or headache Yes Only to limited extent
Takes further training in latest technologies in orthodontics Yes No
General dentistry like fillings, hygiene and check-ups No Yes
Tooth extraction No Yes
Cosmetic dentistry like veneers or bleaching No yes


Education Required


Undergraduate degree in Doctor of Dental Science through the completion of whole four years of study at a registered dental school; and  orthodontics residency
Certification and Licensing Licensing is mandatory in all states of country; board certification in orthodontics may or may not  be essential
Estimated growth in job About 18.3 %
Mean annual income 221390 dollars
Job satisfaction Almost average


  • Overbite, also known as  “buck teeth” — where the front teeth on upper end lie overlyfaraway&forward (stick out) over the lower end of teeth
  • Under bite —it is a “bulldog” appearance , here the bottom end of  teeth are too far forward and/ or the upper end of teeth are too far back
  • Cross bite — when the top end of teeth do not come down slightly in front of the lower end of  teeth when eaten together
  • Open bite — it is space between the surfaces of biting of the front or side teeth when the back teeth are bitten together
  • Misplaced midline— when the middle of your upper end or front teeth does not line up with the center of your lower or front teeth
  • Spacing — gaps, or spaces, in between the teeth due to missing teeth or the teeth that do not fills the mouth
  • Crowding — when there are too many teeth for the dental crest to lodge


It includes fixed appliances:

  • Braces —braces include wire, brackets and bands.
  • Select fixed appliances — used to regulate tongue thrusting or thumb sucking
  • Fixed space maintainers — if a tooth of the baby is lost impulsively, a space maintainer is consumed to keep the area exposed until the permanent tooth break out.


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