Orthodontist

Treats jaw relationship disproportions,&teeth irregularity

What do Orthodontists do?

Orthodontists diagnose and treats jaw relationship disproportions, teeth irregularity, or both. An orthodontist identifies the dental issues by recognizing the varied characteristics of malocclusions, define and understand the nature of the improper bite, devise a treatment strategy suitable for the situation, and present the strategy to the patient in a way the patient fully comprehends and can base his decisions from.

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Average Hours:Most dentists work full time. Some work evenings and weekends to meet their patients' needs. The number of hours worked varies greatly among dentists. It is common for dentists to continue in part-time practice well beyond the usual retirement age.


Working Location:Some dentists own their own businesses and work alone or with a small staff. Other dentists have partners in their practice, and a few work for more established dentists as associate dentists.Dentists usually work in offices.


Salary/Wage Potential:$146,920 per year $70.64 per hour