Salary for Orthodontists

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Also known as:  Dentofacial Orthopedics Dentist, Invisible Braces Orthodontist, Orthodontist, Pediatric Orthodontist helps find better paying jobs across all specialties and locations. Sign up in our career community today!

The work of an orthodontist includes capturing images and molds of a patient's dental-facial structures, and designing treatment plans necessary to maintain or create normal function. They prepare cost estimates and proposed treatment plans to share with patients, and install orthodontic devices such as wires and braces. Additionally, these professional may train dental assistants and technicians. A doctoral degree and professional licensing or certification are generally required for this occupation.

A Orthodontist will most likely earn wages that can range from $74,020 - $208,000 depending on experience and education levels. can earn an average compensation of two hundred and thirty-seven thousand nine hundred and ninety dollars each year.

can get the best pay in Oklahoma, where they can earn compensation, on average, of about $286,050. People with this job title are paid most highly in Health Care and Social Assistance, where they earn average wages of $239,010.

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The annual compensation for this career has gone up since 2004. Salaries have increased by an average of 58.61 percent nationwide in that time.


Orthodontists tend to make the most in the following industries:

Health Care and Social Assistance
Educational Services

In general, they earn less within the industries below:

Educational Services
Health Care and Social Assistance