5 states with the most, fewest orthodontists

California, Texas and New York have the highest number of orthodontists and dentofacial orthopedists in the U.S., according to data from KFF.

The health policy nonprofit recorded the number of active dentists in seven categories, including general dentistry, oral surgery and orthodontics. 

To see how many orthodontists and dentofacial orthopedists are in each state, click here.

Here are five states with the most and fewest orthodontists and dentofacial orthopedists:


California: 1,545

Texas: 895

New York: 757

Florida: 600

Pennsylvania: 453


Wyoming: 13

Vermont: 20

North Dakota: 22

Delaware: 22

Alaska: 25

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