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Should i see a dentist or a orthodontist?

Submitted by admin on June 19, 2014

What is the difference between a cosmetic dentist and an orthodontist?

All orthodontists are dentists but only a smaller number of dentists are orthodontists. To become a specialist orthodontist requires further extensive specialist training. Orthodontic treatment starts with the end goal in mind – one has to plan the desired result which has to be stable and ensuring the patients’ profile is kept in balance and harmony. To ensure the correct tooth movements occur, this has to be perfectly planned. Being able to plan takes training and experience. Only after completing the accredited training you are allowed to register on the Specialist GDC register.

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