Orthodontics is the branch of dentistry that deals with the correction of irregular teeth position, and relations between the jaws during growth and development and even later in life.
The proper position of the jaw and teeth and proper ratio of the upper and lower jaws enables the uniform transfer of forces of chewing and thus keeps the supporting tissue of teeth and teeth from the overload, excessive wear and deterioration, and reduces or eliminates the problems in the joint.
Orthodontic appliances can be: fixed and mobile
Mobile devices patient can take off. Fixed or popularly known as “braces” permanently remain on the teeth until the end of orthodontic treatment.
Fixed appliances are set by orthodontist directly in the mouth while mobile, ie. moving appliances are made in the dental laboratory.
Orthodontic treatment can be successful at any age, but adults especially appreciate therapy for creating a wonderful smile.