Orthodontist Tysen Lang

- facts -

  • Orthodontists diagnose and treat malocclusion and oral cavity anomalies through the use of braces and other realignment applicances
  • There are currently 5,400 orthodontists practicing in the United States.
  • Millions of people all across the world are wearing braces right now
  • Most orthodontists are self-employed
  • The average salary is $220,000 per year
  • Orthodontists are dentists who just did a 2-3 year residency program after dental school
  • Acceptance to dental school requires a high GPA and DAT score
  • Employment is expected to grow 18% in the next 10 years
View from the OHSU School of Dentisty in Portland, Oregon.

- path -


  1. Take the DAT
  2. Graduate from a 4 year university after taking all the prerequisites for dental school
  3. Graduate from an accredited dental school
  4. Become a certified dentist
  5. Complete a 2-3 year residency
  6. Become a certified orthodontist
  7. Begin work
Left: University of Oregon - Right: Oregon Health & Science University

A biology degree from the University of Oregon would enable me with the skills needed to succeed at my dream dental school, OHSU, and beyond.

The newly built dental school at OHSU in Portland, Oregon.

The Pacific Northwest is where I will call home...

Seattle, Washington
Bend, Oregon
Portland, Oregon

- reason -

There are three reasons why becoming an orthodontist is my dream...

Science - Helping Others - Business

When it comes down to it, it's my passion for science that drives me towards a career in orthodontics. The sciences have always been my favorite subjects in school, and I am excited to be devoting my life to a career in a scientific field.

I am just as interested in helping other people as I am in the sciences. That is what makes orthodontics the perfect choice for me. I will get to use science everyday to help other people become healthier and better off in their lives.

Perhaps the most intriguing part about orthodontics is the freedom that comes with it. I will be able to act as my own boss, hire my own employees, and make my own decisions while working in a lively, yet focused environment.

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