Orthodontist vs dentist: what’s the difference?

At Anglia Orthodontics, we often get asked ‘why can’t my dentist fit my braces’? So we’ve put together the following information that explains what the difference is between an orthodontist and a dentist.

 

Who is an orthodontist?

An orthodontist is a specialist in the growth and alignment of teeth and jaws.

Orthodontist vs dentist

What is the difference between an orthodontist and a dentist?

Both orthodontists and dentists have a Bachelor of Dentistry. An orthodontist will then go on to study a Master’s in Orthodontics.

Orthodontist vs dentist

Which dental professional should I see when?

To ensure you maintain optimal oral health, you should see your dentist every six months (or as your dentist recommends). For orthodontic problems which need correcting with appliances such as braces or Invisalign aligners, you need to see an orthodontist. Your dentist can refer you to an orthodontist or you can make an appointment yourself.

Orthodontist vs dentist

Anglia Orthodontics
The Pavilion, Lammas Field
Driftway,
Cambridge,
CB3 9PA

Mon
8:45am – 5:00pm
Tue
8:45am - 8:00pm
Wed
8:45am - 5:00pm
Thu
8:45am - 8:00pm
Fri
8:45am - 5:00pm

01223 305526

Dental Services
Princess Of Wales Hospital
Lynn Rd
Ely
CB6 1DN

Mon
8:45am - 5:00pm
Tue
8:45am - 5:00pm
Wed
8:45am - 5:00pm
Thu
8:45am - 5:00pm
Fri
8:45am - 5:00pm

01353 669570

Huntingdon NHS Treatment Centre
Hinchingbrooke Park
Huntingdon
Cambridgeshire
PE29 6NT

Mon
8:45am - 5:00pm
Tue
8:45am - 5:00pm
Wed
8:45am - 5:00pm
Thu
8:45am - 5:00pm
Fri
8:45am - 5:00pm

01480 453184