Salary for Orthodontists

Also known as:  Dentofacial Orthopedics Dentist, Invisible Braces Orthodontist, Orthodontist, Pediatric Orthodontist

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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.

An Orthodontist gets an average wage on a scale from 160000 and 240000 based on level of experience. Orthodontists will most likely receive an average wage of Two Hundred Thousand Five Hundred dollars per year.

Orthodontists are compensated most highly in Georgia, where they earn a compensation of close to $227490.

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SALARY TREND
The annual compensation for this career has gone up since 2004. Salaries have increased by an average of 33.03 percent nationwide in that time.
INDUSTRIES
Orthodontists tend to make the most in the following industries
Health Care and Social Assistance $200,640
In general, they earn less within the industries below
Health Care and Social Assistance $200,640
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