Global News of Canada recently aired a television segment featuring a young woman who received orthodontic treatment from a general dentist and feels that her teeth look worse than they did before treatment.
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The segment addresses the higher level of training completed by orthodontists and includes interviews with two AAO members: Dr. Tim Dumore of Winnepeg, Manitoba and Dr. Ritchie Mah of Burnaby, British Columbia, past president of the Canadian Association of Orthodontists (CAO).
Orthodontists have 2-3 years of formal training in orthodontics and have limited their practice to orthodontics alone. (They don't fix cavities) They are tooth moving specialists.
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