What Is An Orthodontist?

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An orthodontist is a dental specialist who has been trained in a 2-3 year ADA-approved residency. This training can only be done after completion of 4 years of dental school. Orthodontists not only straighten teeth, but also are trained in managing necessary skeletal changes of the middle and lower face for achieving successful outcomes, whether through surgically assisted orthodontic treatment or the use of bone implants to assist with challenges of minimizing unwanted compensations during orthodontic treatment. Because the orthodontists’ job is concerned with how a proper bite is established, it is also the orthodontist who plays a pivotal role in recognizing and treating TMJ problems.