Orthodontics is a branch of dentistry that aims to straighten and align teeth and jaws by moving them through various methods in order to achieve correct position and relationship.
Methods used to achieve this include correcting teeth, adjusting jaw relationships, organizing crooked and crowded teeth, extracting teeth, applying orthodontic appliances, and stabilizing after treatment.
Orthodontic treatment is typically applied during young ages to correct teeth and jaw relationships. However, it can also be applied to adults to correct their teeth and jaw relationships.
Orthodontic treatment is very important for teeth and jaw joint health. Straightened teeth and jaws provide a better chewing function, improve dental hygiene, maintain balance between the jaw and facial muscles, and help form an aesthetic smile.