Orthodontics is a specialist branch of dentistry that deals with the diagnosis, prevention, and correction of dental and facial irregularities occurring from:
A bad bite or malocclusion
Missing or extra teeth
Misaligned, crooked, or crowded teeth
An overbite or underbite
Misaligned or incorrect jaw position
Most of these issues are corrected using braces, which are made from wires and springs attached to tiny metal plates or a plastic mold. The brace applies gentle force to the teeth and encourages them to adopt a different alignment. Braces will improve the function and general appearance of the teeth.