An orthodontist is a dentist who specializes in straightening a patient's teeth with braces, headgear, plates and other dental appliances. Orthodontists also control and treat a wide variety of facial growths, as well as... More » Business & Finance Careers Career Aspirations

A career as an orthodontist requires a bachelor's degree, completion of dental school and orthodontics training. Undergraduates must pass the Dental Admission Test as a requirement for admission for dental school. Dental... More » Business & Finance Careers Career Aspirations

According to Masri Orthodontics, it typically takes five to seven years beyond an undergraduate degree to become an orthodontist. The first step is dental school, which lasts three to five years. Although a four-year bac... More » Business & Finance Careers Career Aspirations

To get straight teeth, consult with an orthodontist or, in some cases, a dentist to receive one of several types of braces, such as metal braces, ceramic braces or clear aligners, explains Broderick Dusek & Deleon Orthod... More » Health Dental

It takes one to two hours for an orthodontist to apply most types of braces to a patient's teeth, according to Embrace-it! The orthodontist cleans and dries the teeth, applies bonding glue, attaches brackets and puts the... More » Health Dental

A 24-hour emergency dentist may treat conditions such as a broken or cracked tooth, toothache, permanent tooth knocked out, lost crowns, broken wires on braces and objects caught between teeth. Depending on the situation... More » Health Dental

A dental hygienist performs the initial teeth cleaning services when a patient visits the dentist's office. The hygienist also performs basic oral care check-ups, including looking for gingivitis. When necessary, the hyg... More » Business & Finance Careers Career Aspirations