Your smile is a big deal. It can impact your confidence and is one of the first things people notice about you. So, when it comes to getting the perfect smile, your choice of practitioner is a big deal too.
Consumer insights revealed that many Australians did not know the difference between a dentist and an orthodontist. Therefore, they were not armed with the information or tools required to make an informed decision about the person managing their smile.
So, on behalf of the Australian Society of Orthodontics and their consumer education channel, Orthodontics Australia, we set out to educate the Australian public on the difference between a dentist and an orthodontist, highlighting the importance of the additional three years of training an orthodontist must undergo to become a qualified specialist.