Here's What No One Tells You About
As a patient, you deserve to get quality orthodontic dental treatment. Therefore, you should
visit a professional who is skilled to perform orthodontic procedures.
Are you planning to straighten your or your child's teeth? Or looking for a bad bite treatment?
In that case, you should understand the difference between a general dentist and a specialised
Orthodontic Dentist Vs General Dentist
General dentists are experts at regular dental cleaning, cavity filling, root canal treatment and
other conditions related to your teeth and mouth health. General dentists are like your family
doctors who are excellent at managing general health conditions.
However, your family doctor will refer you to a cardiologist when you suffer from a heart issue.
Similarly, if you want treatment for misaligned teeth or an improper bite, your dentist will refer
you to an orthodontic dentist.
In Australia, orthodontic dentists have a degree in dentistry, an additional degree in
orthodontics. They must be a registered member of the Australian Health and Practitioner
Regulation Agency (AHPRA).
To check the registration of your orthodontic dentist, visit the Australian Health and
Practitioner Regulation Agency website.
Orthodontists work in collaboration with general dentists, gum specialists, oral surgeons, and
What Specialised Treatment Does an
Orthodontic Dentist Offer?
Orthodontists generally treat the following conditions-
● Pain or difficulty with biting
● Misaligned, uneven, uneven, protruding, crowded or crooked teeth
● An underbite or overbite
● Unproportional jaws and teeth
● Speech problems due to dental alignment condition
● Problems breathing through the mouth or snoring
● Close wide gaps between the teeth or
● The overall treatment of the appearance of the smile.
What Is the Process of Orthodontic Dental
The first step of your orthodontic dental treatment involves a detailed oral examination- gums,
teeth, jaws, e