What Is Orthodontic Treatment?
Orthodontic treatment, or orthodontics for short, is any form of treatment designed to straighten your teeth, correct their alignment, or treat other facial or dental issues. It is officially called dentofacial orthopedics and is a specialized branch of dentistry requiring more training than general dentistry.
Why Would I Need Orthodontic Treatment?
You might need orthodontics for any number of reasons. If your teeth are crooked or misaligned or crowded, for example, orthodontics can correct these issues. Treatment can also correct gaps between teeth, overbites, underbites, and crossbites. These are just a few of the issues that can be treated by orthodontists!