Thinking about becoming an orthodontist?
If you are still considering your career options, look no further! Curious about the difference in becoming a Dentist and becoming an Orthodontist? Dentists and Orthodontists will have similar educational backgrounds. Both must get a bachelor’s degree and then complete a four-year doctoral program at a Dental School. At this point, to become an orthodontist, the dentist must then serve a two- or three-year residency in orthodontics at an American Dental Association approved, university-affiliated program. Ideally, an orthodontist will be certified by the American Board of Orthodontics, the only orthodontic specialty board recognized by the American Dental Association.