Straight Teeth

Orthodontics is a specialty of dentistry that is concerned with the study and treatment of malocclusions (improper bites), which may bea result of tooth irregularity, disproportionate jaw relationships or both.

Orthodontic Treatment

Orthodontic treatment can focus on dental displacement only or it can deal with the control and modification of facial growth. In the latter case, it is better defined as “dentofacial orthopedics,” which achieves straight teeth and a correct bite.

Orthodontics treatment can be carried out for purely aesthetic reasons — improving the general appearance of patients’ teeth and face for cosmetic reasons — but treatment is often prescribed for practical reasons, providing the patient with a functionally improved bite.