An orthodontist is a specialized dentist who deals with certain types of dental problems. Consulting an orthodontist is very rare. They are available only when a general dentist recommends braces treatment. An orthodontist specifically focuses on the areas that include the mouth, jaw, teeth, gums, and nerves. Orthodontists work in a more specialized section of the field. Their basic priority is the straightening of the teeth. In simpler terms, all orthodontists are general dentists but few general dentists are orthodontists. They have specifically practiced, gained knowledge and experience in this subject. An orthodontist is an expert who repairs dental conditions like overbites, occlusions, misaligned teeth and jaws, and overcrowded mouths.