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Dentist vs Orthodontics

Posted on 1/9/2023 by Dr. Brandon Cooley
Dentist vs OrthodonticsOrthodontics is a subfield of dentistry that focuses on improving a patient's bite, occlusion, and the straightness of their teeth. Dentistry is a large field of study that deals with the teeth, gums, nerves, and jaw. In addition, orthodontists and dentists are two categories of medical experts that concentrate on the treatment of problems related to oral health.

Dentists and Orthodontics Perform Different Tasks

Orthodontists are sometimes considered to be dental practitioners. To speak more precisely, they are the kind of dentists who focus on correctly positioning the teeth and jaw. Certified orthodontists have received the education necessary to identify and treat oral health disorders that affect the mouth, teeth, and gums.

However, the primary goal of orthodontic treatment is to ensure that the teeth and jaw are properly aligned. Dentists, on the other hand, are considered oral health specialists. Before continuing to dental school for their graduate education, most dentists first get a degree in pre-dental or pre-medical studies at an undergraduate institution. Before they can get qualified, dentists, like all other medical physicians, need considerable training in their field.

Dentists who have received the appropriate training are qualified to diagnose and treat oral health disorders that affect the teeth, gums, tongue, and mouth. They can also cleanse your teeth, however often dental assistants usually perform this service on their behalf.

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