Orthodontics is a branch of dentistry that deals mainly that the teeth are aligned correctly and that the occlusion is adequate. Among its functions are also the guiding tooth eruption and to control the development of the jaws.
It is not simply to have a nice smile. The fact that our teeth are in the correct position contributes to our health more benefits than you think and go beyond aesthetics.
For example, studies show that a large part of a condition that presents in adulthood mouth are derived from an incorrect occlusion and therefore could have been prevented with orthodontic treatment.
In short, the objectives of orthodontic treatment can be summarized into three:
- Proper dental occlusion and good oral function.
- Improved aesthetics of the smile.
- Benefit oral health.