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SLS1101Career Presentation:ORTHODONTIST
Brief job descriptionAn overall description of an orthodontist would be someone who identifies diagnosis and fixes oral issues. They can do anything from building braces custom for that patient or make dentures for someone that has missing teeth.
The typical Tasks of an orthodontist includeStudy diagnostic records, such as medical or dental histories, plaster models of the teeth, photos of a patient's face and teeth, and X-rays, to develop patient treatment plans.Adjust dental appliances to produce and maintain normal function.Fit dental appliances in patients' mouths to alter the position and relationship of teeth and jaws or to realign teeth.Diagnose teeth and jaw or other dental-facial abnormalities.Examine patients to assess abnormalities of jaw development, tooth position, and other dental-facial structures.
The tasks continuedProvide patients with proposed treatment plans and cost estimates.Instruct dental officers and technical assistants in orthodontic procedures and techniques.Prepare diagnostic and treatment records.Design and fabricate appliances, such as space maintainers, retainers, and labial and lingual arch wires.

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