My Orthodontist Career

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When I was younger I was super self conscious of my teeth and the way they made my smile look. Once I stepped into the Orthodontist office and saw the magic my orthodontist could work on my teeth, I knew that I wanted to do the same for children once I grew up. An orthodontist is someone who specializes in the correction of crooked teeth by using braces. I chose this career because I want to be able to help kids have perfect smiles the way my orthodontist did for me. I think it would be amazing to transform my clients crooked smiles into something beautiful. It is important to understand the education or training requirements, skills or talents needed, salary and benefits offered, and the duties for a particular career when making this decision. Orthodontist offices or clinics are located in urban areas where they can be easily accessible to their clients. People that are self-employed will make their own hours, but people employed under someone else typically work 30 to 40 hours a week (“Orthodontist Salary”). I personally do not want to have my own orthodontist office, because I do not want the responsibilities that come along with owning my own business. On a daily basis, an orthodontist may take ex-rays, make treatment plans, put on braces, take off braces, tighten the braces, and change out wires. Each day…show more content…
They need to be able to look at a patient’s teeth and figure out a treatment plan that would work best for that particular patient. Also, communication skills are key. As an orthodontist you need to be able to clearly speak to your clients along with your coworkers to be successful. Patience is also an important trait an orthodontist needs to possess. Crooked teeth aren’t going to fix over night, and maybe not even a year, so they have to be patient to get the result they want. I think working with people and communicating with groups of people will prepare me for this
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