Family Dentists cover a broad range of oral health issues. An orthodontist, on the other hand, is a dental specialist with a singular focus: straightening teeth and aligning jaws.
To help you make an informed decision, here are a few key differences between orthodontists and dentists:
Your smile is one of your most important features and the first asset you present to the world, so you want to make sure it is in the best hands with a fully trained orthodontics specialist.
Orthodontic treatment (including braces and clear aligners) should ideally be provided by a registered specialist orthodontist. Orthodontists have the skills and expertise to correctly diagnose orthodontic problems, assess and monitor your tooth movements and safeguard the health of your teeth.
We monitor your treatment from start to finish and into retention
You will receive the upmost care, service and support throughout your orthodontic journey
We only recommend treatment that is scientifically shown to be beneficial for your orthodontic treatment
Both our Orthodontists are highly qualified. Together, they have treated over 12,000 patients, and counting. There isn’t much we haven’t seen.
Search AHPRA to Check you’re seeing a Specialist Orthodontist
The Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency website has the details of all registered health professionals in the country, including general dentists and dental specialists such as orthodontists. You can easily search their records to find out your practitioner’s credentials. Look for the registration type ‘Dentist – Specialist’ to confirm they are an orthodontist.