Fix crooked teeth with orthodontics
Orthodontics is the area of dentistry concerned with correcting and preventing problems with the position of one’s teeth and bite. Commonly, it involves the use of braces and other appliances. Orthodontic treatment can also involve tooth extractions or other surgical procedures. A dentist who provides orthodontic treatment is called an orthodontist.
What is a malocclusion?
A malocclusion is a bite problem in which the top and bottom teeth do not align properly. Malocclusions can take many forms, such as underbites, overbites, and crossbites. Some malocclusions involve teeth that are crowded, spaced too far apart, protruding, or have come in through the gums out of place.