Can Any Dentist Do Orthodontics (braces)?

It is the responsibility of the dentist to know when to refer cases to specialists and when a case falls within the scope of their training and comfort level. There is only one standard of care and if a dentist provides a service that does not meet that standard of care then he/she can be held accountable. Some dentists obtain additional formal education in orthodontics; these specialists are orthodontists.

Orthodonic Braces