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How to pick a top orthodontist in Sydney

December 25, 2019
How to pick a top orthodontist in Sydney

When you’re planning to undergo orthodontic treatment, you might be find yourself wondering, ‘How do I pick a top orthodontist in Sydney?’. Whether you’re wanting traditional metal braces to correct complex overcrowding issues, or have your heart set on clear aligner treatments, it’s always best to consult a specialist orthodontist near you to better understand your treatment options. But how do you know which is the best orthodontist for you and your family?

What is an orthodontist?

An orthodontist is a dental specialist who focuses on straightening teeth and aligning jaws. After undergoing a general dental degree and working as a dentist, they return to university for an additional three years of full-time study to become an orthodontist. The Australia Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA) recognises specialist orthodontists as ‘dental specialists’ while also being registered as dentists, so if you want to check the qualifications of the orthodontic provider you’re seeing you can search their database for their name.


How do I pick an orthodontist in Sydney?

Selecting an orthodontist for you or your family can be a very personal experience. We recommend you check their qualifications to ensure you’re seeing a specialist, but you can also search our database of registered specialist orthodontists to find options near your home or office. The type of treatment you’re wanting to get – such as Invisalign®, Spark® and 3M Clarity – should not be the deciding factor in who you see, as these are brand names for clear aligner treatment and may not be indicative of the provider’s qualifications or level of service.

You may choose to consult a number of orthodontists prior to commencing your treatment to collect multiple opinions and compare your options until you find a practitioner who you’re happy to see. This can help to confirm your decision when you’re ready to get started and help you to feel confident in the level of treatment you’ll receive.

Find an orthodontist in Sydney

Are you ready to search for an orthodontist in Sydney? Simply type your location into our Finder Tool to search the Australian Society of Orthodontists’ (ASO) database for registered specialist orthodontists. Inclusion in this database is only available to specialist orthodontists who have completed the necessary training to be qualified to practice orthodontics in Australia, however not all orthodontists have opted to become members.

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