What is an Orthodontic Therapist?

An orthodontic therapist is a registered member of the dental team. They assist dentists/orthodontists in carrying out orthodontic treatment and provide some aspects of the treatment themselves. They can only work to the treatment prescribed from a dentist/orthodontist and within their competence (ability) and scope of practice as defined by the GDC and within the recommendations of BOS.
Supervision of Orthodontic Therapists
Best practice guidance document from the British Orthodontic Society and the Orthodontic National Group