Orthodontics deals with prevention, diagnosis and correction of the position of teeth placed improperly. There is no upper age limit for this kind of therapy. Orthodontics serves not only as teeth and a jaw correction, but also as prevention from the dental caries formation in the places that are hardly reachable if the teeth are placed improperly.
It is very common for teeth to grow imperfectly depending on the space available in the jaw. Orthodontics deals with the prevention and correction of incorrectly grown or misplaced teeth. Apart from the aesthetic improvement, correcting the position of the teeth can prevent cavity formation in inaccessible places, lower the rate of tooth erosion, correct your bite and cause less tension in the jaw. Therapy is generally easier with children whose teeth are still developing, but adults are successfully treated as well. Orthodontic therapy uses fixed or mobile dental braces, or sometimes even invisible aligners, during an average of 2 years.