According to an article published on, orthodontics is one of the top seven greatest careers for 2007.

Orthodontics is one of the seven jobs that provides an ideal combination of money, status, sense of fulfillment, and good quality of life, says the report, and the field also has good job market prospects for the foreseeable future.

The article also states that orthodontics is one of the few medical specialties in which self-employment remains a possibility, and that the average self-employed orthodontist earns more than $200,000 per year.