Why See A Specialist Orthodontist?

An orthodontist is a fully qualified dentist who has usually practiced as a dentist for some years before returning to university for post-graduate studies in orthodontics.

Why See A Specialist Orthodontist?The master’s degree or doctorate involves three years of full-time training at an accredited university, studying only orthodontics. This involves all aspects of orthodontic treatment from the simplest removable appliance treatment, through all types of fixed appliances and on to cleft-lip and -palate and skeletal deformities treatment.

The university degree involves about 3,000 hours of study, a great deal of it on a one-to-one level with the teachers. The breadth and depth of the training is such that the qualified specialist orthodontist is most able to assess the best treatment for an individual.

There is a common misperception that going to a specialist will be more expensive than a general dentist. From feedback we have received through our patients, this is not necessarily the case. We encourage you to book a new patient appointment and as part of the hour long consultation, we will discuss in more depth our treatment fees.