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An orthodontist needs to go to dentistry school first. Then they need 3-4 years more of school to become an orthodontist.
An orthodontist straightens teeth using braces (metal wire attached to teeth), headgear (metal wire that may attach to teeth and the neck or head), and retainers (removable wire and plastic). They may also pull teeth, or perform surgery.
- The Orthodontist online community Archived 2013-11-19 at the Wayback Machine
- http://www.cosmetic-dentist-implant.com/restorations.php Archived 2012-10-12 at the Wayback Machine
- T. M. Graber, R.L. Vanarsdall, Orthodontics, Current Principles and Techniques, "Diagnosis and Treatment Planning in Orthodontics", D. M. Sarver, W.R. Proffit, J. L. Ackerman, Mosby, 2000
- Orthodontologist Directory Archived 2015-10-22 at the Wayback Machine