Orthodontists are dentists who specialize in moving teeth and straightening jaws. All orthodontists become dentists first. According to studies, only 6% of every 100 graduate dentists are orthodontists.
Orthodontics is a specialty of dentistry. In other words, after finishing high school education; Those who have completed their doctorate / specialization training after receiving a bachelor’s degree in dentistry are called orthodontists.
Orthodontists use different applications and/or methods for the treatment goals they have determined. Some of these are extraoral appliances (especially in cases where jaw disorders are present) and intraoral methods (such as brackets, transparent appliances) are frequently used.