Before orthodontics, patients should pay attention to the therapist signboard, business card and prescription sheet. If the therapist is an orthodontist, there must be the word orthodontist on the signboard, business card and prescription sheet. If only the word “orthodontics” is written, the therapist is a general dentist, not an orthodontist. On the other hand, the name of orthodontist can be searched on the Internet; so the Internet and cyberspace is an important source of information to find an orthodontist.
Choosing a good orthodontist from the records
There may also be inaccuracies in the cyberspace. For example, many patients on the Internet or cyberspace are searching for the words good orthodontist, orthodontist, best orthodontist, top orthodontist and orthodontist in Tehran or other cities and find a huge number of websites and feel confused.
In this situation, just the presence of his/her name on a website does not necessarily mean the therapist is an orthodontist. One can easily access the orthodontist’s scientific degrees online including books, national and international articles, lectures in domestic and abroad congresses, patents or even fellowship in orthodontic surgery and maxillofacial malformation syndrome. Obviously, the academic position of orthodontists teaching in a university, for example associate professor, assistant professor and professor, is mentioned in the cyberspace showing that the therapist is probably the best orthodontist.