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Orthodontics and Orthodontic Treatment

Orthodontics is a special type of dentistry for crooked teeth or a poor bite (malocclusion). Dentists who do orthodontic treatment are called orthodontists. They may remove teeth or use devices such as braces to move the teeth or jaw into the right position.

By Healthwise Staff
Primary Medical Reviewer Adam Husney, MD - Family Medicine
Specialist Medical Reviewer William F. Hohlt, DDS - Orthodontics
Current as of May 28, 2013

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Last Updated: May 28, 2013
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