What is orthodontics?
Orthodontics is a specialised branch of dentistry. Orthodontic treatment corrects irregularities of the teeth or developing jaws and can improve the function and appearance of the mouth and face. Orthodontic appliances (braces) are used to straighten the teeth.
Is orthodontics the career for me?
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A career in orthodontics can be challenging, intellectually stimulating, creative and rewarding. You will need to be able to relate well to patients, who will be mostly children and teenagers. One of the attractions of a career in orthodontics is where and when you can work.
How can I become an Orthodontist?
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There are a number of stages to becoming an orthodontist.
Where can I study dentistry?
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Where can I train to be an Orthodontist?
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What are my options after becoming a Specialist Orthodontist?
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There are a number of options available for specialist orthodontists.
Where can I find out more?
Start by talking to your own dentist and your local orthodontist. Your careers teacher may also be able to give you some advice.