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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.

ByHealthwise Staff
Primary Medical ReviewerAdam Husney, MD - Family Medicine
Specialist Medical ReviewerWilliam F. Hohlt, DDS - Orthodontics

Current as ofNovember 14, 2014

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Last Updated: November 14, 2014
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