An orthodontist is like a super-dentist. You need to be a dentist first, and I was a family dentist for 10 years before I became an orthodontist.
An Orthodontist is a specialist dentist who only deals with the development of children’s teeth and jaws. They work together with your regular family dentist and spends most of their time helping children. They assist through the transition from the baby teeth to the adult teeth. They’ll help avoid or minimize potential problems resulting from crowded and impacted teeth, or from habits like thumb sucking.
Orthodontists also have the skills to correct problems that do arise. They use things like braces, plates and aligners to fix crooked teeth and bite problems. Their aim is to ensure that your child has the best possible adult teeth to take into the future, and give your child the confidence to excel.