Should General Dentists provide orthodontic treatment?

Throughout this site, I have made frequent reference to orthodontists and a previous post written by Dr. Angus Pringle (here) explains the training required to become an orthodontist in the UK.  You may also be aware that a dentist without specialist orthodontic...

Note to orthodontic nurses and therapists

And just so orthodontic nurses and therapists don’t feel left out, here is my note to them: We are envious that you get your elastics changed every week and can party at weekends without having to worry about the consequences for another month. Why do braces...

Note to our orthodontists

In the theme of the previous post about the things you would like to say to your friends about wearing braces, I thought I would add another one aimed at our orthodontists: You are not just straightening our teeth, you are improving our confidence and self esteem in...

Questions for your orthodontist

Before getting started, you will no doubt have plenty of questions for your orthodontist but just in case you don’t or can’t think of all the things you may want to ask, this post will give you some ideas to think about. Prior to getting braces you will...

Orthodontics

Orthodontics is a specialist dental treatment carried out to address irregularities of the teeth and jaws. This can be to fix a poor bite which is resulting in additional wear and tear on teeth, headaches and pain from poorly aligned teeth and aesthetic changes to...

Orthodontic Therapists

Orthodontic therapists can act in a similar capacity to orthodontic nurses by assisting orthodontists in carrying out orthodontic treatment but can provide some aspects of the treatment themselves. In order to start training as an orthodontic therapist, individuals...