Dental Specialties > Orthodontics
Orthodontics is the branch of dentistry concerned with the treatment of dental and facial irregularities. Orthodontics is one of nine specialties recognized by the American Dental Association. Certification requires an additional two to three year residency program following training in general dentistry.
You may have heard the term “malocclusion” when discussing orthodontic issues. This literally means “bad bite”, and simply refers to the dental irregularities that orthodontists treat.
The treatment of these irregularities is often accomplished by the use of corrective appliances such as braces. For more information on the most common types of braces, click here.
For more information, visit the American Association of Orthodontists.