Ortho vs dentist

At No1 The Orthodontic Specialists we specialise in creating stunning smiles using a range of teeth straightening appliances. What we do differs greatly from the care your dentist provides you. We believe it’s important you understand the difference between what we do and what your dentist does.

Orthodontist Dentist
Qualifications & Memberships
Bachelor of Dental Surgery (5 years)
Master of Orthodontics (MOrth) (3 years)
Member of professional orthodontic bodies, eg. British Orthodontic Society
Treatments & Services
General 6-month check-up
Fillings & extractions
Cleaning & polishing
Advises on overall oral health of teeth and gums
Fitting of orthodontic appliances, such as braces & Invisalign aligners Some general dentists may fit braces and Invisalign but they are not specialists in orthodontics
Experience & training
Is specifically trained in the movement of teeth and bite issues
Recommends and treats patients after assessing overall facial profile
Uses the latest in orthodontic technology for the benefit of patients
Attends regular training on developments in the orthodontic industry
Is a member of The Invisible Orthodontist (TIO) Network Not all orthodontists are members of TIO but those who are demonstrate further commitment to promoting invisible orthodontic treatment.

Start your treatment journey to a stunning new smile today. Book your free consultation with our treatment coordinator today and find out how you could benefit from orthodontic treatment.