What is Orthodontics?

What is Orthodontics?

Orthodontics is the dental specialty focused solely on the diagnosis and treatment of tooth and jaw growth abnormalities. A malocclusion (improper bite) may exhibit itself as protruding teeth, spaced or crowded teeth, facial imbalance or any combination of the above. A certified licensed orthodontist is the only full trained specialist to perform orthodontic treatment. Orthodontists are also extensively trained in treating cases that involve severe jaw deformity and require a combination of surgery and orthodontic treatment.

Why an Orthodontist?