Orthodontists are dentists with extra training who specialize in straightening teeth and correcting a poor bite (malocclusion). They can diagnose, prevent, and treat problems with teeth and jaws.
Orthodontists are skilled in any combination of extraction, braces (fixed appliances), and removable appliances that move the teeth and reshape the jaw. They work with young children, teenagers, and adults.
Orthodontists have at least 2 to 3 years of extra training from a Canadian Dental Association (CDA) accredited orthodontic program after dental school.
Medical Review:Adam Husney, MD - Family Medicine & Donald Sproule, MDCM, CCFP - Family Medicine & Martin J. Gabica, MD - Family Medicine & William F. Hohlt, DDS - Orthodontics