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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.
|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.|
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