Orthodontics is a specialist
branch of dentistry that deals with the diagnosis, prevention and
treatment of dental and facial irregularities. Braces are appliances
normally used to correct these problems. Crooked or overcrowded teeth
can cause a variety of difficulties, including tooth decay, gum disease
and damage to jaw joints.
An attractive smile and improved self-image is just one of the benefits of orthodontic treatment.
Without treatment, orthodontic problems can lead to tooth decay, gum
disease, bone destruction, chewing and digestive difficulties, speech
impairments, tooth loss and other dental injuries.