Braces – Orthodontics
Orthodontics is the branch of dentistry that deals with teeth alignment to correct malocclusions (improper bites) and also the modification of facial growth with braces. While orthodontic treatment has traditionally been recommended for functional reasons (i.e. to improve a patient’s bite), it is increasingly used for aesthetic reasons to improve a person’s appearance.
Common problems corrected using orthodontic appliances include improperly-aligned teeth, crowded or unevenly spaced teeth, protruding teeth, extra or missing teeth, misaligned jaws and bite problems.