Branch of dentistry which deals with correcting the irregular position and connection of teeth and jaw and the mutual connection of the upper and lower jaws.
The main goal of orthodontics is not merely aesthetics. It should be noted that the proper position of teeth, except for a nice look, is important for health of the entire system for chewing, muscles and jaws joint
Other than a nice smile, which significantly contributesto self-esteem, modern orthodontics enables the correction of teeth and bites, which decrease the risk of gum and bone loss, caries and irregular abrasion of tooth substance. Likewise, a more regular arrangement of teeth facilitates their cleaning, reducing the occurrence of caries, and effects the decrease in occurrences of other problems such as excessive abrasion of the tooth surface, joint irregularities and similar.
Orthodontic treatment is administered by a specialist in orthodontics, and the duration of the treatment depends of the timeliness of the intervention. Ideally, treatment should being during childhood, not only due to aesthetic reasons but for the prevention of possible problems later in life. The benefits of orthodontic treatment include a healthier mouth, a more pleasing appearance, and teeth that are more likely to last a lifetime. Orthodontic treatment is used to correct the positions of teeth and adjust the bite.