Skip to Content
Home > Health Information > Health Library > Orthodontist
Orthodontists are dentists with extra training who specialize in straightening teeth and correcting a poor bite (malocclusion). They can diagnose, prevent, and treat problems with teeth and jaws.
Orthodontists are skilled in any combination of extraction, braces (fixed appliances), and removable appliances that move the teeth and reshape the jaw. They work with young children, teens, and adults.
Orthodontists must complete extra training after dental school. Orthodontists who receive their training in a program accredited by the American Dental Association can be board-certified by the American Board of Orthodontics.
Current as of:
January 14, 2019
Medical Review:Adam Husney, MD - Family Medicine & Martin J. Gabica, MD - Family Medicine & William F. Hohlt, DDS - Orthodontics
To learn more about Healthwise, visit Healthwise.org.
© 1995-2019 Healthwise, Incorporated. Healthwise, Healthwise for every health decision, and the Healthwise logo are trademarks of Healthwise, Incorporated.
Our interactive Decision Points guide you through making key health decisions by combining medical information with your personal information.
You'll find Decision Points to help you answer questions about:
Get started learning more about your health!
Our Interactive Tools can help you make smart decisions for a healthier life. You'll find personal calculators and tools for health and fitness, lifestyle checkups, and pregnancy.
Feeling under the weather?
Use our interactive symptom checker to evaluate your symptoms and determine appropriate action or treatment.
See important information from Billings Clinic on Non-discrimination and Interpreter Services.
Billings Clinic is proud to be an equal opportunity/affirmative action (EOE/AA) e-verify employer.