Orthodontics is a specialist branch of dentistry that deals with the diagnosis, prevention, and correction of dental and facial irregularities occurring from:

  • A bad bite or malocclusion
  • Missing or extra teeth
  • Misaligned, crooked, or crowded teeth
  • An overbite or underbite
  • Misaligned or incorrect jaw position

Most of these issues are corrected using braces, which are made from wires and springs attached to tiny metal plates or a plastic mold.

The brace applies gentle force to the teeth and encourages them to adopt a different alignment.

Braces will improve the function and general appearance of the teeth.