An orthodontist is a specialist dentist in the area of diagnosing, preventing and treating problems related to improper bites and tooth position irregularities. Our orthodontists are highly experienced and regularly keep up to date with the ever-advancing body of knowledge in this field. They are all members of the Australian Society of Orthodontists and the Australian Dental Association. They also have experience teaching at undergraduate and postgraduate levels at the University of Melbourne. In addition, they have lectured at continuing professional education conferences and forums attended by dental professionals.
Whilst some general dentists offer orthodontics (in addition to general dental services), only a specialist orthodontist has undergone a further three years of full-time specialist training. This gives orthodontists the required expertise in facial growth and dental development, so they are the best person to move your teeth into their correct positions within the face and jaws. This gives you not only a great smile but also ideal function of the bite.
More information is available at the Australian Society of Orthodontists.