Who should I see?

Wondering what the difference is between an orthodontist and a dentist and who you should see for treatment?

Take a look at this comparison table. As you can see, both dentists and orthodontists are well qualified to look after your teeth, but they do play very different roles.

Orthodontist Dentist
Qualifications & Memberships
Bachelor of Dental Surgery (5 years)
Master of Orthodontics (MOrth) (3 years)
Membership of professional orthodontic bodies, eg. Australian Society of Orthodontists
Treatments & Services
General 6-month check up
Fillings & extractions
Cleaning & polishing
Advises on overall oral health of teeth
and gums
Fitting of orthodontic appliances, such as braces & Invisalign aligners Some general dentists may fit braces and Invisalign but they are not specialists
in orthodontics
Experience & training
Is specifically trained in the movement of teeth and bite issues
Recommends and treats patients after assessing overall facial profile
Uses the latest in orthodontic technology for the benefit of patients
Attends regular training on developments in the orthodontic industry
Is a member of The Invisible Orthodontist (TIO) Network Not all orthodontists are members of TIO but those that are demonstrate further commitment to promoting invisible orthodontic treatment.

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Acceledent

Class 1 Orthodontics

8 Thelma Street
West Perth
Western Australia
6005

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Canning Vale

263 Boardman Road
Canning Vale
Western Australia
6155

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Rockingham

Unit 4/14 Livingstone Road
Rockingham
Western Australia
6168

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Baldivis

60a Clyde Ave,
Baldivis
Western Australia
6171

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Kalgoorlie

Kalgoorlie practice
Kalgoorlie
Western Australia
6430

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West Busselton

254 Bussell Highway
West Busselton
Western Australia
6280

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Cockburn

12E / 817 Beeliar Drive
Cockburn Central
Western Australia
6164

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