WHAT IS ORTHODONTICS?
Orthodontics is the branch of dentistry dedicated to diagnosis, prevention and treatment of problems related to correction of teeth and jaws. Orthodontic treatments incorporate the design and usage of correction aids, such as mobile braces, brackets, microimplants, myofunctional aids, invisible aligners, etc, used to properly align the teeth and jaws.
WHEN SHOULD YOU START AN ORTHODONTIC TREATMENT?
Although orthodontic treatments are suitable for everyone, at every age, the ideal moment to start the treatment is the period prior or early puberty. Due to its complexity, the length of the treatment increases proportionately with the patient’s age. Thus, early dental malocclusion treatments save time and money.
WHO DEALS WITH ORTHODONTICS?
Only doctors, orthodontic specialists, who go through continuous education on the matter, may deal with orthodontic problems.