Orthodontics is the specialty of dentistry focused on the diagnosis, prevention and treatment of problems in alignment of the teeth and jaws.
Orthodontics is beneficial to both adults and children alike. Straight teeth can help an individual to effectively bite, chew and speak. Properly aligned teeth and jaws can help to prevent physical health problems occurring in the future as well as contributing to healthy teeth and gums now.
An orthodontic problem is called a malocclusion, meaning ‘bad bite’.
Orthodontics uses a specialised understanding of growth and development of the teeth and jaws, factoring in each patients' individual needs. Just as each of our patients is unique, so is every mouth. Everyone grows at different rates and into different sizes and shapes. A good orthodontist balances these principles to achieve the optimal result.
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