Orthodontics is a dentistry branch that aligns teeth and corrects jaws which are positioned improperly. Crowded teeth and and malocclusions can cause tooth decay and periodontal disease, and extra stress on the chewing muscles which leads to headaches, TMJ syndrome and neck, shoulder and back pain. Furthermore, orthodontic anomalies may affect the facial aesthetics of patients negatively. That is why the benefits of orthodontic treatment include a healthier mouth, a more pleasing appearance and teeth that are more likely to last a lifetime.
To prevent orthodontic anomalies it is a must to be under orthodontist control from an early age. Some skeletal anomalies in adult patients can only be corrected by orthognatic surgery.
Contemporary aesthetic orthodontic treatments include: invisalign treatments, aesthetic brackets and lingual orthodontics.