There are only two dental specialties that predominantly focus on dental esthetics/cosmetics. They are:Prosthodontics and Orthodontics and such specialists are called Prosthodontists and Orthodontists respectively. Every dentist is trained for 4 years in all specialities of dentistry. Cosmetic dentistry includes endodontics and also periodontics.
Orthodontics and dentofacial orthopedics, was the first specialty created in the field of dentistry. An orthodontist is a specialist who has undergone special training in a dental school or college after he/she has graduated in dentistry.The specialty deals primarily with the diagnosis, prevention and correction of malpositioned teeth and the jaws. Also commonly known as specialized dentists for braces.
Is a dental specialty pertaining to the diagnosis, treatment planning, rehabilitation and maintenance of the oral function, comfort, appearance and health of patients with clinical conditions associated with missing or deficient teeth and/or oral and maxillofacial tissues using biocompatible substitutes