OrthodonticsOrthodontics is a field of dental medicine which deals with straightening malpositioned teeth and jaws using fixed and mobile braces.
A clinical examination is necessary for establishing the right orthodontic therapy.
In child and adolescent jaw development, orthodontic therapy is used as a prophylactic measure.
Wearing an orthodontic appliance improves dental esthetics, but its functional aspect is crucial.
Orthodontics is used to bring the patient’s upper and lower jaw (occlusion) into a harmonious relationship, preventing possible dental, periodontal and temporomandibular complications.
There is no age limit for orthodontic therapy, although it is mostly conducted in adolescence.