To understand the effects that orthodontic treatment has on a child’s appearance requires training and skill of the highest order.
A Specialist Orthodontist has already spent many years as a general dentist, often as a family dentist. After a minimum of 2 years working as a general dentist, a future Orthodontist can chose to sit further exams set by the Royal Australasian College of Dental Surgeons.
Passing this arduous set of examinations earns the right to apply to an accredited University, and study the specialist discipline of Orthodontics, full time for 3 more years. Entry to specialist dental training is highly competitive.
Therefore, a typical Specialist Orthodontist is usually a committed and motivated high-achiever, and has spent a minimum of 8 years in full time tertiary education.
Most importantly, in order to gain specialist qualifications, he/she must prove to a large panel of international experts that they are worthy of the title “Specialist Orthodontist”.
If you are considering orthodontics for you or your child, leave it to the experts. See a Specialist Orthodontist.