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What is Orthodontics?

December 09, 2013  |   Treatment   |     |   Comments Off on What is Orthodontics?

Orthodontics is the dental specialty that involves the movement of the teeth and their supporting structures to achieve a harmonious blend of function and aesthetics. This requires the use of braces, sometimes in combination with other appliances, for a period averaging eighteen to twenty four months. Occasionally, early intervention or Phase I therapy is indicated to avert a more serious problem, redirect growth of the teeth and jaws or simply to achieve a more pleasing ...