Like all areas of health care dentistry has specialities too. Orthodontics is one specialist discipline of dentistry, which diagnoses, prevents and treats problems with the alignment of the teeth and jaws. The technical term is called malocclusion, which means bad bite.
Through the design and use of corrective appliances – such as braces, aligners, plates, headgear and functional appliances – orthodontics treatment is prescribed to bring the teeth and jaws into their optimal alignment. Some of the problems orthodontics corrects include: crowded and protruding teeth, under, deep and cross bite, impacted teeth, spaces between teeth, as well as many others.
Orthodontic treatment to correct bite and jaw problems also helps with your overall health. Straight teeth are easier to clean, helping you maintain good oral hygiene, plus a straight smile can improve your appearance and give your confidence a boost.
Dr Stephan is highly experienced in the field of orthodontics and can diagnose and develop a treatment solution plan for you or your child.