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Orthodontics is a dental specialty focused on diagnosing and treating misalignments and irregularities in the teeth and jaw. The term itself combines the Greek words for “proper” or “straight” (orthos) and “teeth” (odons). While orthodontic treatments originally targeted teens and pre-teens, today, about 30% of patients are adults, showcasing the broad applicability of orthodontic care.

Orthodontic Solutions for Common Problems:
Orthodontics can be used alone or alongside maxillofacial or cosmetic dental treatments to address various conditions, such as:

  • Anteroposterior Deviations: These discrepancies occur when the upper and lower jaws do not align correctly, leading to overbites or underbites.
  • Overcrowding: A frequent issue where there isn’t enough space in the jaw for all adult teeth to fit properly, resulting in misalignment.
  • Aesthetic Concerns: Orthodontics can correct a single misaligned tooth or undertake more comprehensive adjustments to enhance the overall aesthetics of the smile, jaw, or face.

Orthodontics thus plays a crucial role in both functional dental health and aesthetic improvement, benefiting patients of all ages.


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