Watch Now: Dentist Vs Orthodontist
Firstly, an Orthodontist ARE a dentist! The main difference is that an Orthodontist has done another University Degree. This has given them much greater skills in identifying and treating developmental disorders of the teeth.
Children are referred to Orthodontists specifically to look for developmental disorders of the teeth and jaws. Therefore, an Orthodontist works alongside your dentist. But will focus much more on the transition from baby teeth to adult teeth. If a dentist is worried about your kids’ dental development, they will send you to an Orthodontist. But you don’t need a referral to see me. If you are worried about your child’s teeth come on in.