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.
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.