What is an Orthodontist?

An orthodontist is a dentist who has become a registered specialist in orthodontics (in much the same way that a cardiologist is a doctor who has become a specialist in heart problems).

In Australia an orthodontist must:
Complete a Bachelor degree in Dentistry
(a 5-year full-time University course).
Complete a Masters degree in Orthodontics
(a 3-year full-time University course).
Be registered as a Specialist in Orthodontics by the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA).

An orthodontist is the most qualified person to diagnose, prevent and treat any problems you might have with the alignment of your teeth and jaws.


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