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Orthodontist vs dentist

Orthodontists vs dentists

At the Bachmayer Orthodontic Clinic, we're a team of passionate orthodontic professionals who love nothing more than seeing our patients walk out with a great smile on their face. But, we also work with dentists to achieve this. 

Some of our patients have asked us what the difference is between orthodontists and dentists. Hopefully this table below helps.

Orthodontist Dentist
Qualifications & Memberships
Bachelor of Dental Surgery (5 years)
Master of Orthodontics (MOrth) (3 years)
General Dental Council Registered Specialist in Orthodontics
Membership of professional orthodontic bodies, eg. Australian Society of Orthodontists
Treatments & Services
General 6-month check up
Fillings & extractions
Cleaning & polishing
Advises on overall oral health of teeth and gums
Fitting of orthodontic appliances, such as braces & Invisalign aligners Some general dentists may fit braces and Invisalign but they are not specialists in orthodontics
Experience & training
Is specifically trained in the movement of teeth and bite issues
Recommends and treats patients after assessing overall facial profile
Uses the latest in orthodontic technology for the benefit of patients
Attends regular training on developments in the orthodontic industry
Is a member of The Invisible Orthodontist (TIO) Network Not all orthodontists are members of TIO but those that are demonstrate further commitment to promoting invisible orthodontic treatment.

Source: The Invisible Orthodontist

Amy

Orthodontist Therapist

Shanny

Orthodontist Therapist

Patricia

Orthodontist Therapist

David Nelkin
Aged 35

Invisalign aligners
treatment for
18 months

 

David Nelkin
Aged 35

Invisalign aligners
treatment for
18 months

 

David Nelkin
Aged 35

Invisalign aligners
treatment for
18 months

 

David Nelkin
Aged 35

Invisalign aligners
treatment for
18 months

 

David Nelkin
Aged 35

Invisalign aligners
treatment for
18 months

 

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