It is a specialty of dentistry that deals with the correction of the teeth and jaws that are positioned incorrectly. Teeth in bad position and not fitting together correctly are harder to keep clean, they are at risk of being lost early due to decay and periodontal disease, and cause extra stress on the muscles of mastication that can generate headaches, TMJ syndrome and multiple pain in neck, shoulders and back. In addition, the teeth that are crooked or incorrectly positioned detract from your appearance.
Orthodontic treatments have the advantage of providing a healthy mouth and a pleasing appearance, and teeth that are more likely to last a lifetime.
Brackets are the attachments that are placed on teeth to straighten them. They are usually made of metal but there are also aesthetic materials of the same color of teeth.