Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopedics

Anyone who had braces as a child or teen is very familiar with what orthodontists do. But the practice of an orthodontist extends beyond correcting irregular dental development to include treating and preventing problems caused by missing teeth and other abnormalities. They offer their patients a return to normal oral functioning and appearance. Imagine the wide smiles of patients who have had their braces removed, and you have an idea of why this can be such a rewarding career. 

Advanced dental education programs in orthodontics take between 24 and 36 months to complete. Currently, you can choose from 66 programs in the United States.