Orthodontics is a dental specialty of fixing malaligned teeth and
Orthodontic treatment can correct a poor bite (malocclusion) by
removing teeth (extraction) or by using devices (appliances) or surgery to move
Orthodontists are dental specialists who have at least 2 years of
extra training after dental school. They are skilled in using any combination
of extraction, braces (fixed appliances), or removable appliances to move the
teeth and reshape the jaw.
January 2, 2013
Adam Husney, MD - Family Medicine & William F. Hohlt, DDS - Orthodontics
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