Orthodontic treatment can improve the appearance, health and function of the teeth and jaws. Orthodontics mean “straight teeth”. It is the branch of dentistry that deals with the diagnosis, prevention and treatment of problems in the alignment of teeth and jaws.

Orthodontic treatment involves the design and use of corrective appliances including braces and plates. These appliances move teeth by exerting gentle forces on them. When the appliances are adjusted, the teeth receive a little pressure. In response to this pressure, a tooth will move gradually through the bone.