“Orthodontics, formerly orthodontia (from Greek orthos “straight or proper or perfect”; and odous “tooth”) is the first specialty of dentistry that is concerned with the study and treatment of malocclusions(improper bites), which may be a result of tooth irregularity, disproportionate jaw relationships, or both.”
Orthodontics typically falls in to these categories:
- Invisible Orthodontics e.g. Invisalign, Clear Step
- Rapid Orthodontics e.g. 6 Month Smiles, Inman Aligner
- Traditional Orthodontics e.g. Metal Train Track Braces
- Modified Traditional Orthodontics e.g. Ceramic Bracket Train Track Braces
These new additions to orthodontics means that now adults can undertake straight teeth treatment as well as children.