Orthodontists have 3 years of additional training

What would you do with 3 years?

All orthodontists were once dentists, but not all dentists are orthodontists. It takes more than a whirlwind weekend course to become the latter. In fact, it requires an additional three years’ specialist study and 5,000 hours of practical training – over and above general dentistry – to become a specialist Clear Choice Orthodontist.

What would you do with 3 years?

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Your smile is a big deal. And when it comes to straightening teeth and aligning jaws, your choice of practitioner is a big deal, too.


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What’s the difference between a dentist and an orthodontist?

When should you see a specialist orthodontist instead of your family dentist? Dr Pantea Makhmalbaf and Dr Chris Theodosi of the Australian Society of Orthodontists explain the difference.

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