Becoming an orthodontist is a challenging, competitive, and expensive process, but it is also highly rewarding. After graduating from dental school, aspiring orthodontists must complete two to three years of residency in order to gain the practical experience they need to master their specialty. This residency program provides the opportunity to actively participate in training the next generation of orthodontists. The benefits of becoming an orthodontist are numerous. Orthodontists enjoy high salaries, a great work-life balance, and a friendly and sociable teamwork environment.
After completing the two to three year residency program, orthodontists can obtain a certification in orthodontic care.