What is the orthodontic treatment?

The field of orthodontics is concerned with treatment of malocclusions (improper bites), which may be the result of tooth irregularity, disproportionate jaw relationships or both. The orthodontic treatment can lead to both the better function of the mouth and to the improvement of the facial appearance.


What is achieved with the orthodontic treatment?
Better function of the mouth (chewing, speech),
Facilitation of the oral hygiene.
Facilitation of the general dentist and of the other dentists as well as better prognosis and performance of dental works ( fillings, bridges, gum treatments ) through the treatment of tooth irregularity and a functional restoration of the mouth.
Nice smile and better facial appearance which results in the patient feeling more confident.
What are the causes of orthodontic problems?
  • Hereditary reasons (imbalance of the tooth size and the jaws).
  • Environmental reasons (breathing from the mouth, thump sucking).
  • A combination of the above.

Common Questions
When the orthodontic treatment is considered necessary?
What are the advantages of a timely orthodontic treatment?
When should the orthodontic treatment start? 
What are the retainers (braces)?
Do the retainers (braces) cause pain?
At what age should the first appointment with an orthodontist be scheduled?
Isn’t it late to have an orthodontic treatment?