Orthodontist By: Madeline Shore
What do orthodontists do? • Orthodontists study and treat improper bites, also known as malocclusions • Orthodontics is a specialty area of dentistry because not everyone has to have an orthodontist
University of Maryland • Harvard University • The University of Texas • University of North Carolina • University of Michigan What are the best colleges to go to, too become an orthodontist? This is the university of Maryland.
What you need to be an orthodontist An orthodontist must have a doctorate degree. They’ll also have to go to dental school which usually takes four years. Afterwards they’ll have to go through a two year orthodontics specialty program. Click here to see a video!
Employment Outlook Orthodontist employment is expected to grow 9% through 2016.
How much do orthodontists make? As of this year, orthodontists received an average salary between $99,765 and $147,244.
How do orthodontists use math? They use all types of math for billing, setting up payment plans, using account numbers to keep track of clients, and to pay their employees. The teeth are numbered so they can identify them.
What are orthodontists working environment? Most orthodontists work in private practices or they may work at a hospital.
References Kidrex.org www.myplan.org
My Bio My favorite subject is math and I’m in the fifth grade. I’d like to be an orthodontist because I like to see everyone’s smiles.