What’s the difference between orthodontics and dentistry?
You may be wondering what exactly the difference is between an orthodontist and a dentist. Both dental professionals started out studying dentistry and have a Bachelor of Dental Surgery to their name. However, after these five years of study, those wanting to embark on a career as an orthodontist pursue further study in this specialist field. Once they've completed an extra two-to-three years of study, they'll register with orthodontic associations, such as the British Orthodontic Society (BOS).
Orthodontics is a branch of dentistry that focuses on aligning your teeth and jaws with your overall facial profile. At Pallant Orthodontics, we’re Specialist Orthodontists, which means we’ll make sure your teeth are sitting properly and are aligned correctly. This is important for several reasons, including its impact on your overall health. The ability to chew your food properly is affected by poor alignment of the teeth, which can contribute to digestive issues and lead to other problems with your overall health and well-being.