Becoming an Orthodontist

An orthodontist is an expert in the field of orthodontics that deals with the correct alignment of the teeth. Orthodontics involves the study, diagnosis, treatment, prevention, and correction of malocclusion or misalignment of teeth and jaws, and maladjusted bite patterns caused due to any cause. It may also specialize in modifying facial development, called dentofacial orthodontics. An orthodontist treats patients through the entire course of natural tooth development from the childhood to the adult period, with special attention given to the face, teeth, jaw and head.By clicking here we get info about Bradenton orthodontist.

The orthodontist must undergo three years of undergraduate study at an accredited college of orthodontic medicine with a minimum of a bachelor’s degree and a master’s degree or higher. He then needs to pass a state board exam for dentistry and take at least two years of advanced training at an accredited school of dentistry. During the last two years of his academic training, he must pass a comprehensive national licensing examination to become a practicing orthodontist. If these requirements are not met, the practitioner cannot practice orthodontic surgery in the United States.

The requirements for this specialized medical career can be challenging and grueling, but the rewards are extraordinary. An orthodontist who becomes a successful dental specialist has the opportunity to take pride in his profession and help the people around him solve their issues regarding oral health. The rewards of this work span across all areas of health care, but especially in the area of dentistry and oral surgery where the orthodontist provides leadership in improving the aesthetic and functional appearance of the patient’s smile.

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Children’s Dentistry of Manatee
5714 21st Ave W, Bradenton, FL 34209
941-799-6812