Orthodontist vs dentist – what’s the difference?

Our patients at The Brace often ask us the difference between dentists and orthodontists. While both play important roles in your dental care, those roles are very different!

Orthodontist vs Dentist


A dentist helps you with general dental health such as cleanings, fillings, and extractions. Many dentists have an area of special interest, such as cosmetic dentistry or braces. While a dentist can legally carry out braces treatment, they don’t always have the skills or expertise for complex treatments.

Orthodontist vs Dentist


An orthodontist has the same training as a dentist, but has also undergone an extra three years of postgraduate training for a Master in Orthodontics (MOrth). This specialist training allows orthodontists to carry out much more complex treatments and offer a wider range of brace options.

Our Specialist Orthodontist, Dr Hasnaini, has the skills to tailor your treatment to your exact needs and requirements to produce the best results possible at The Brace.

Orthodontist vs Dentist

Why choose a Specialist Orthodontist

A Specialist Orthodontist can give you:

  • More options: Orthodontists offer a wider range of appliances, so they can choose the right orthodontic solution to suit your smile.
  • Stunning results: Using their extensive experience, Specialist Orthodontists can create wonderful smile results for patients with even the most complex malocclusions.
  • Value for money: The cost of braces is generally the same whether you choose treatment with a dentist or a Specialist Orthodontist - so it makes sense to get the best expertise for your money!

Orthodontist vs Dentist

Start your smile journey with our Specialist Orthodontist

If you would like to receive orthodontic treatment from a Specialist Orthodontist, book your free consultation at The Brace today.

Orthodontist vs Dentist

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Your first consultation is completely free. There is no refundable booking fee so no need for your card details when you book an appointment. It is important that you get all the facts right to help you make an informed choice.

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