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)
Member of professional orthodontic bodies, eg. Australian Society of Orthodontics
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 who are demonstrate further commitment to promoting invisible orthodontic treatmet.

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Class 1 Orthodontics

8 Thelma Street West Perth Western Australia 6005

  • Monday: 9:00am - 5:00pm
  • Tuesday: 11:00am - 7:00pm
  • Wednesday: 9:00am - 5:00pm
  • Thursday: 9:00am - 5:00pm
  • Friday: 8:00am – 4:00pm

Class 1 Orthodontics

263 Boardman Road (formerly Fraser Road North) Canning Vale, Western Australia, 6155

  • Monday: 8:30am - 5:00pm
  • Tuesday - Thursday: 9:00am - 5:00pm
  • Friday: 8:00am – 4:00pm

Class 1 Orthodontics

Unit 4/14 Livingstone Road Rockingham, Western Australia, 6168

  • Monday, Wednesday: 9:00am - 5:00pm
  • Tuesday: 8:30am - 5:00pm
  • Thursday: 10:00am - 6:00pm
  • Friday: 8:00am – 4:00pm

Class 1 Orthodontics

60a Clyde Ave Baldivis, Western Australia, 6171

  • Fridays: 2:00pm – 4:30pm

Class 1 Orthodontics

96 Egan Street Kalgoorlie, Western Australia, 6430

Class 1 Orthodontics

254 Bussell Highway West Busselton, Western Australia, 6280