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What is orthodontics?

22nd March 2014, Posted by admin

Orthodontics is the branch of dentistry that specializes in the diagnosis, prevention and treatment of dental and facial irregularities which the public often refer to as “crooked teeth” and a large “overbite”. The technical term for these problems is “malocclusion”, which means “bad bite”.

The practice of orthodontics requires professional skill in the design, application and control of braces and plates. The aim of treatment is to bring teeth, lips and jaws into proper alignment and achieve facial balance and harmony.

Straight teeth can give you increased self confidence and can boost  self-image. These are important treatment aims.

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