277 days ago

Choosing a braces provider

Courtenay Orthodontics

An increasing number of dentists are offering orthodontic services creating confusion for patients - who should you see for braces, a dentist or an orthodontist?

In short, if you want guaranteed orthodontic care you need to see a registered specialist orthodontist.

In New Zealand, a dentist has five years' training across a range of dental issues (i.e. they are generalists but not experts in any area). An orthodontist, however, has a minimum of eight years' specialist training covering dental surgery and specialist orthodontists.

Our colleagues in Australia have put together a great video explaining the difference between a dentist and an orthodontist and who you should trust to improve your bite and smile. Let us know what you think.


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