Orthodontics, formally Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopedics is the first specialty of dentistry that is concerned with the study and treatment of malocclusions (improper bites), which may be a result of tooth irregularity, disproportionate jaw relationships, or both. Orthodontic treatment can focus on dental displacement only, or can deal with the control and modification of facial growth. In the latter case it is better defined as “dentofacial orthopaedics”.
A combination of developmental biology, physiology, physics, engineering, oral biology, oral medicine, behavioral sciences, vision, experience, and perseverance, Orthodontics is built around the belief that well beyond its obvious function, the mouth is the epicenter of your health. Not only does orthodontics help correct malocclusions and crooked teeth, more and more evidence links oral health to the health and well-being of the entire body. Right down to your core.
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