What is orthodontics

Orthodontics is the specialty dealing with the straightening of teeth position, regulation of the occlusion (bite) and the relation between the 2 maxillaries. The word origins in the old greek and it is formed from “ortho” – right and “dons” – tooth.
Beautiful and straight teeth make a person more attractive, more self – confident. Agglomerated teeth or those with spaces between them are not just an esthetic issue; in time, dental caries (hygiene cannot be carried out accordingly), parodonthopaties (affectation of the periodontium – of the tissue supporting the tooth in the bone), mastication and articular issues can appear.