Orthodontics (Braces in Kendall) is a type of dentistry aimed at correcting malocclusion and dental irregularities. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, orthodontists make up the largest group of dental professionals. These dentists help patients of all ages to solve problems with teeth and jaws, and can also help those who only want cosmetic improvements.
According to the American Association of Orthodontists [AAO], archaeologists have discovered Greek and Etruscan dental appliances that indicate that humans began practicing orthodontics as early as 1000 BC. The Smithsonian cites Edward Angle, founder of the Angular School of Orthodontics in 1900, as the father of modern orthodontics. This American dentist’s work included establishing orthodontics as a dental specialty and categorizing many anomalies in the teeth and jaws. Angle has also improved the procedures and devices used to address these issues.
Orthodontists specialize in correcting various dental problems. Some of the problems addressed by orthodontic procedures include: difficulty chewing, crowded teeth, missing teeth, difficulty speaking, protruding teeth, malocclusion, and facial imbalance.
The most common form of orthodontic treatment is braces, which help to straighten teeth, close gaps and correct malocclusion. Braces are often used in conjunction with other orthodontic appliances, such as hats and dilators, to influence the growth of teeth in young patients. Retainers are often worn to keep teeth in a new position after braces are removed. The American Dental Association states that in some cases, orthodontists can use surgery to change the teeth and jaw.
We offer children their first orthodontic consultation no later than 7 years old. Although many people do corrective orthodontic procedures early in their lives, it is not uncommon for adults and even the elderly to receive orthodontic treatment. Depending on the patient’s specific problems and the methods used to correct them, orthodontic treatment can last as little as six months, but in severe cases it can take three years or more.
Straight teeth are easier to keep clean and are more effective at biting, chewing and speaking than teeth with abnormalities. People who have undergone orthodontic treatment also report that they have fewer dental complications later in life.
Ortodontiya – eto vid stomatologii, napravlennyy na ispravleniye nepravil’nogo prikusa i nerovnostey zubov. Po dannym Byuro statistiki truda, ortodonty sostavlyayut samuyu bol’shuyu gruppu spetsialistov-stomatologov. Eti stomatologi pomogayut patsiyentam