There are currently an estimated 6,600 orthodontists in the United States. The orthodontist job market is expected to grow by 18.2% between 2016 and 2026.

How employable are orthodontists?

CareerExplorer rates orthodontists with a C employability rating, meaning this career should provide moderate employment opportunities for the foreseeable future. Over the next 10 years, it is expected the US will need 1,900 orthodontists. That number is based on 1,200 additional orthodontists, and the retirement of 700 existing orthodontists.

What’s the supply of orthodontists?

Orthodontist job market by state

State Name Employed Orthodontists
Texas 500
California 500
Massachusetts 450
Florida 420
Maryland 270
Ohio 240
New Jersey 190
North Carolina 150
Pennsylvania 140
Arizona 120
Indiana 110
New York 110
Kentucky 110
Michigan 80
Wisconsin 80
Washington 70
Tennessee 60
Idaho 50