Dentist vs. Orthodontist
All orthodontists are dentists, but only a small percentage of dentists become orthodontists. According to the American Association of Orthodontists, about only 6% of dentists are orthodontists. Both are highly skilled in the field of dentistry and help patients improve their oral health, just in different ways. The main difference is education and experience!
When Should You See an Orthodontist?
The American Association of Orthodontists recommends the first visit for a child to be examined by an orthodontist no later than the age of 7.