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Can you describe one of your typical work days as an orthodontist?

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abhilasha’s Answer

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The usual hours orthodontists work differ from practice to practice depending on a variety of factors. For example, a new orthodontist trying to build his business might work long daily hours full-time 40 or more hours a week, while a retiring orthodontist might work half-days or only one or two days a week.

Orthodontists establish office hours for treating existing patients, consulting with potential patients, dealing with vendors and conducting other business. Many orthodontists keep nearly traditional American business hours of 8:30 or 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on weekdays with a break for lunch. Some also work evenings and weekends in addition to a daytime schedule, or exclusively, to offer alternative hours for patients who can’t schedule at any other time because of work, other obligations or unexpected events.
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Sheila’s Answer

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Hello Omar:

I appreciate your question. Although I'm not an Orthodontist I researched your question and hope your find the information helpful.

On a daily basis, Orthodontists adjust dental appliances to produce and maintain normal function. They provide patients with proposed treatment plans and cost estimates.

A typical day for an Orthodontist will also include:

* Instruct dental officers and technical assistants in orthodontic procedures and techniques.
* Study 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.
* Fit dental appliances in patients’ mouths to alter the position and relationship of teeth and jaws or to realign teeth.
* Examine patients to assess abnormalities of jaw development, tooth position, and other dental-facial structures.
* Diagnose teeth and jaw or other dental-facial abnormalities.

I found an article you may find helpful. . . https://www.owlguru.com/career/orthodontists/job-description/

Happy smiles to you! :)

~ Sheila

Sheila recommends the following next steps:

  • Read the article: https://www.owlguru.com/career/orthodontists/job-description/
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