So you'd like to straighten your teeth and improve your smile, but you're wondering whether you should see an orthodontist or a dentist? The answer is simple. You want to see a specialist.
An orthodontist has a dental degree but has embarked on a further three to four years of specialist study in the field of orthodontics. This means, they are interested in more than just maintaining the overall health of your teeth; they are trained in correcting any misalignment of your teeth and jaws which may be having an adverse effect on your overall well-being.
To help you understand a little more about the difference between the two dental professionals, take a look at the table below: