Training[change | change source]
An orthodontist needs to go to dentistry school first. Then they need 3-4 years more of school to become an orthodontist.
Practice[change | change source]
An orthodontist straightens teeth using braces (metal wire attached to teeth), headgear (metal wire that may attach to teeth and the neck or head), and retainers (removable wire and plastic). They may also pull teeth, or perform surgery.
Sources[change | change source]
- The Orthodontist online community
- T. M. Graber, R.L. Vanarsdall, Orthodontics, Current Principles and Techniques, "Diagnosis and Treatment Planning in Orthodontics", D. M. Sarver, W.R. Proffit, J. L. Ackerman, Mosby, 2000