In general, the pediatric dental field is much more specialized than other dental specialties. Pediatric dentistry is completely different from the specialty of orthodontics. An orthodontist gives braces to people who have a problem with their bite or facial development (commonly called “orthodontic problems”). Unlike pediatric dentists, orthodontists specialize in repairing teeth movement; something that pediatric dentists do not deal with.
A pediatric dentist has been specially trained on how to take care of pediatric patients (children). A pediatric dentist knows how to work with little kids, and sees that as part of their daily practice. Pediatric dentists have specialized training on infants, toddlers, and pre-teens.