Orthodontics

<p>I am thinking about taking the path to becoming an orthodontist..</p>

<p>I'm not overly concerned about pay, I just want to find a career that pays well and that I enjoy.
I really don't have many specific interests so that's why I figured why not start by checking out careers that are top paying.</p>

<p>Orthodontics sounds almost too good to be true..
The salary is so high and many orthodontist's only work four day work weeks.. am i missing something? </p>

<p>I wonder if it's something I would enjoy...
How do I know if I am passionate about working with teeth (it's not something most people are passionate about lol)?
Were you all passionate about your careers before you started study, or did you become more passionate once you began study on that specific career?</p>

<p>I enjoy keeping my own teeth clean and straight, however, would not be interested in being a dentist since they have to often perform surgeries. That's why I figured orthodontics would be a good fit..</p>

<p>I'm a very organized person and have great social skills. And I guess you can say I am more of a Math person.</p>

<p>I have heard that dentistry/orthodontics is extremely competitive.. Does that mean that job opportunities are slim?</p>

<p>Provide me with some insight??</p>

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Even if you DID become an orthodonist, you'll still have to do a ton of surgeries in your education/training years. </p>

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I guess you can say I am more of a Math person.

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Now that's more like it! A good way to look for potential future careers is by figuring out what subjects you like the best in school. Check this out - Math</a> Home Page "If you are good at math, then look at these possible careers."</p>

<p>what is the quickest way to become an orthodontist?</p>

<p>Considering I had braces and then a retainer, and then a tooth that shifted out of place (OUT OF NO WHERE -.-) and my retainer has to be adjusted now every month... i spend a lot of time at the orthodontist. It gets me really interested. What do people major in usually for undergrad? Is biology or chemistry good?</p>

<p>Oh and do you go to a dental school after undergrad, and then specialize in orthodontics?</p>