Orthodontics is a branch of dentistry that treats malocclusion, a condition in which the teeth are not correctly positioned when the mouth is closed. This results in an improper bite.
An orthodontist specializes in making the teeth straight.
Treatment can be cosmetic, to improve a person's appearance, but it often aims to improve oral function, too
Types of treatment
Braces and other devices are used to straighten teeth.
An orthodontist can carry out work that aims to achieve the following:
Treatment can improve the appearance of the teeth, but it can also lead to better chewing and speech function and help protect teeth from damage or decay, in some cases.
To achieve these goals, the orthodontist uses a range of medical dental devices, including headgear, plates, and braces.
Orthodontic devices can be fixed or removable.
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