Orthodontics means “to line up the teeth” in Greek. The aim of orthodontic treatment is to bring the irregularly placed teeth to the position they should be in the mouth, and their function is impaired. to improve hygiene and aesthetic appearance. It also covers the functional and aesthetic treatments of the lower and upper jaw structures.

In some cases, the teeth and lower-upper jaw do not develop in the normal position in childhood. There may be no apparent reason for this, but there may be reasons such as familial genetic transmission, mouth breathing, thumb sucking, wrong swallowing.

Regardless of age, untreated orthodontic problems get worse. Crowded and poorly positioned teeth are more difficult to clean. For this reason, if oral care is poor in patients with crooked teeth, periodontal diseases (gum disease) and dental caries are more common. In addition, by causing more pressure on the jaw muscles; can cause jaw joint disorders.

In addition, bad bites and early tooth contacts cause abnormal wear of the tooth surfaces, difficulties in chewing and speaking, excessive load on the teeth, as a result of which root tip lesions are formed, and the destruction of supporting bone and gingival tissues.

Irregular, crooked teeth can also create psychological and emotional problems by disrupting the jaw structure, shape and appearance of the face.
Lack of self-confidence, anxiety syndrome, depression are some of them.

With orthodontic treatment, you can have a healthier mouth, a more impressive appearance and teeth that will stay in your mouth longer.