Orthodontics

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Orthodontics

Orthodontic treatment is used to improve the appearance, position and function of crooked or abnormally arranged teeth.
Orthodontic treatment can straighten the teeth and move them into a better position.  
Healthcare professionals specialising in orthodontics are known as orthodontists.
What does orthodontic treatment involve?
Orthodontics uses devices such as a brace to correct the position of the teeth. Your exact treatment will depend on the problems with your teeth.
In some cases, you may have to wear headgear at night as well as a brace, and you may also need to have some teeth removed as part of your treatment.
The length of treatment will depend on how complicated the problem is, but it's usually between 18 and 24 months.