Career questions

I’m writing a paper about the career of an orthodontist and I would like to ask a few questions... - after finishing dental school, what was the difficultly of getting a job? - What is one challenge about your job you face everyday? - What steps would you recommend I take to prepare to enter this field? - How stressful was the process of starting your practice? - How long did the preparation take ? - What do you like most about your work? - What personal attributes are essential to success in your job/this field? - If you could do it all over again, would you choose the same path for yourself? If not, what would you change? - How does your job affect your general lifestyle? - What’s something that most people don’t know about this career? - If you could do it all over, would you choose this career again?

Answer: career answers

By Sarah h

When starting your own practice, you become your own boss.  The most difficult decision when starting is where you want your practice to be located.  You must find a marketable area in need of your services.  This will allow you to not only build, but to have continuous opportunities for growth.  You do not learn anything about insurance or running a business when you are in dental school, so it is advisable to take some of these classes on your own.  The most rewarding part of being in the dental field is changing an individuals life by giving back the opportunity of a smile.  When a person can smile after years of being unhappy with the appearance of their teeth, it is life changing.  Most people believe orthodontics is only for esthetic purposes.  However, many times it is medically necessary for an individual to chew and perform normally.  Being in the dental field can be stressful.  You must deal with many different personalities in a day and the financial aspect of treatment can be very stressful for most patients as well as our patient care coordinators.  However, when you have a good team to support the doctor, you can deliver excellent care.  Dentistry is in my blood and I don't see myself leaving the field for years to come. When you do what you love, it doesn't feel like work. 

More Questions from Dental Braces

Can orthodontic treatment cause seizures?

My 11 year old daughter had a permanent retainer put on the bottom of her mouth and a removable for the top 3 months ago. This was done as a pre amble to braces as her teeth were very crowded and starting to move. There was only the usual side...

braces & impacted teeth

My daughter is on the road to braces. She's had four perm teeth removed to give room for others to come in. I believe the teeth they are making room from are the upper canine teeth. They are giving her until March for the teeth to come in or they...

I would like to know if I need dental braces.

Do I need dental braces ? I have had an overbite and gap my whole life and I am very curious because I really want them. I have a slight lisp due to my overbite and i’m pretty sure getting it fixed would also fix my facial structure. I don’t...

Will I need appliances

I’m just wondering if I will need any appliances with my braces cause my ortho said nothing as of yet, I’m getting the braces at the end of the month I have class 1 malclussion with poor arch coordination. She hasn’t said I will need...

Should I wait until my next appointment and will my treatment stop or reverse

Hello my name is Sasha. My braces have been broken since New Year's Eve. And I have an appointment next Friday. Should I wait until my next appointment or should I go ahead and go see them. Also will it stop my process of my treatment.

Orthodontist took teeth impression 2 weeks after getting off braces

Will it affect the shape of my retainers/teeth if my ortho only molded my teeth for retainers 2 weeks after removing braces? Currently, there are small gaps in my teeth now and I'm worried it will affect my retainers. Two weeks before, my ortho...

I have a horribly snagged tooth and I’m not sure if braces could fix it.

Hi. I’ve had my front tooth crooked since I was at the age of six. I have not been able to consult a dentist about this. Is it possible for me to get dental braces if my front tooth, right, is horribly snagged and crooked, facing outwards, an...

How long I’m a supposed to be keeping expanders in my mouth

I’ve had braces for about almost 2 years now I got them on July 20th 2017 and I got my expanders in August 2017. Since I had them it’s been nothing but pain to me with it creating a gap in my teeth which causes me to have low self esteem in my...

Will my teeth become more crooked? Lack of communication with my orthodontist.

This is my first time getting braces, I'm at my first week. But I'm curious as to why my orthodontist placed brackets only on some teeth. I have crowding so I was told to extract 4 teeth due to my small mouth, which are my pre molars at the top and...

Will my teeth become more crooked?

It's my first time getting braces, I'm at my first week. But I'm curious as to why my orthodontist placed brackets only on some teeth. I have crowding so I was told to extract 4 teeth due to my small mouth as well, which are my pre molars at the top...