Orthodontist vs. Dentist

Orthodontist Difference

Orthodontics is a specialty within the field of dentistry that is typically focused on correcting the location of teeth and the movement of the bite to maximize both functionality and aesthetics.  The issues most often addressed by an orthodontist are the following:

  • Teeth alignment
  • Underbite
  • Overbite
  • Crooked Teeth
  • Overcrowded Teeth
  • Gaps Between Teeth
  • Crossbites
  • Impacted Teeth

General dentists and orthodontists both need to complete four years of training in dental school following a four-year undergraduate degree. To practice orthdontics, an additional 2-3 years of specialty training is required within the field of orthodontics.

Our orthodontic office, located in the Tigard – Beaverton (Southwest of Portland, Oregon) area, is happy to talk to you about correcting dental issues that may be affecting your life. Contact us today to find out if overbite correction is right for you!


Progress Ridge Orthodontics

14900 SW Barrows Rd
Suite 203, Bldg B
Beaverton, OR 97007
(503) 468-3244