It’s all in the experience
All orthodontists started out as dentists, so they understand dental hygiene and care. They spent five years studying dentistry and understanding the ins and outs of patients’ teeth.
To become a Specialist Orthodontist they must embark on a further two-to-three years of postgraduate study in the specialist field of orthodontics to learn how to align teeth and jaws.
An orthodontist’s role
An orthodontist's expertise in this field of dentistry means he or she is equipped to treat you for orthodontic problems such as crowding, spacing, and bite issues.
Orthodontic problems can contribute to overall health issues as well. Misaligned teeth and jaws can prevent you from chewing and digesting your food properly, and create extra spaces for food to become trapped. This can lead to poor nutrition, cavities, and even gum disease.