To become an orthodontist
To become an orthodontist, one has to firstly be a dentist.
To become a dentist, one has to follow a 5 year dentistry study at university.
Thereafter, one follows a specialist study, also at university. This is an extra fulltime, 4 year study.
Orthodontists therefore, have studied for at least 9 years and have at least 2 university degrees.
An orthodontist doesn’t only have a lot of knowledge and experience in treatment with braces or removable devices, but also have a very broad knowledge of general dentistry.