Etymologically, the work “orthodontics” comes from Greek (“ortho” = straight and “odons” = tooth). Orthodontics is a specialty of dentistry that treats tooth irregularities and disproportionate jaw relationships that cause improper bites. It can also focus only on dental alignment for patients concerned about their smile and their general appearance.
Qualifications and education
Orthodontists have a long professional route. A bachelor`s degree is required, then they must go to a dental school and finally complete their specialization with 2 additional years, when the emphasis will be put on the oral and facial area, during clinical practice or internship.
After completing the required training, they must become licensed; this happens once they pass scores on National and State examinations.
Job prospects are typically good, especially in areas with few orthodontists and employment is expected to increase in the future. Orthodontists work in offices or clinics, for about 30-40 hours per week; most of them are engaged in private practice, the conditions are typically good and they are not expected to take night shifts, as other healthcare professionals.
A Centennial / High Ranch orthodontist has lower earnings in the beginning, but they typically increase as the practice grows.
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