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All.About.Orthodontics(Braces, Faces and More), #smilewithdrmai series on Youtube: link in post

What is Orthodontics? It is the branch of dentistry that is known as Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopedics, that aims to treat malocclusion, aka:"bad bite ", either by braces or other corrective procedures including materials called "Appliances" to achieve proper tooth and jaw alignment


Who is an Orthodontist? : a specialist in diagnosis and prevention (by awareness)as me Dr.Mai's own belief and treatment of dental and facial irregularities. All orthodontists re dentists , but only six percent of dentists are Orthodontists, as per American Association of Orthodontics (AAO).


What Causes Orthodontic Problems?

Orthodontic problems are either inherited : genetic problems like crowding, spacing, protrusion, extra or missing teeth and some jaw problems , Other malocclusions are acquired , meaning they develop over time, can be caused by thumb or finger-sucking, mouth breathing , abnormal swallowing, poor dental hygiene, accidents,


Some times , an inherited malocclusion is complicated by an acquired problem.


Why is treatment important :

is very important as crowded teeth are hard to clean, and there is also an emotional side of unattractive smile, when you are not confident in the way you look, your self-esteem suffers , Children and adults' whose malocclusions left untreated may go through life feeling self conscious , hiding their smiles with tight lips or protective hand.


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inally , without treatment ,many problems become worse, Orthodontic treatment to correct a problem may prove less costly than additional dental care required to treat more serious problems can develop later years,


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