Orthodontics is a dentistry department dealing with the treatment of malocclusion in children and adults. In addition to improving the appearance and well-being of the patient, properly conducted orthodontic treatment facilitates care for oral hygiene, which in turn leads to a reduction in the number of cavities and an improvement in the condition of the teeth. also dental treatment can eliminate some speech defects, as well as pain associated with temporomandibular joint dysfunction and delay facial aging.
In the case of adult patients with missing teeth, orthodontics allows the occlusion to be improved, which enables subsequent prosthetic or implantological treatment. In children, orthodontic treatment allows to eliminate malocclusion and resulting irregularities - speech defects, caries, facial skeletal disorders.
Orthodontics uses orthodontic appliances to treat malocclusion. Depending on the malocclusion and the patient's age, the doctor may recommend the use of a fixed or mobile apparatus. Removable appliances are intended mainly for children who started treatment during the period of mixed dentition. In some cases, mobile devices can also be used in adult patients, who are often recommended to use more effective fixed devices.