Orthodontics is the branch of dentistry that specializes in the diagnosis, prevention and treatment of dental, skeletal and facial irregularities. The Specialist in Orthodontics (or often as “Orthodontist”) designs and applies suitable corrective appliances, such as braces, to bring teeth, jaws and lips into proper alignment and to achieve facial balance.
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“The initial orthodontic evaluation should occur at the first sign of orthodontic problems or no later than age 7.”
Orthodontic treatment at an appropriate time can
⊃ reduce any potential harm to teeth and gums
⊃ early improvement in jaw growth
⊃ reduce the complexity of treatment later
“Healthy teeth can be moved successfully at any age, even in adults.” – The Hong Kong Society of Orthodontists
Modern orthodontics have made treatment more comfortable and successful for people of all ages.
As Orthodontist, we often work with other dental practitioners – general dentists, periodontists, prosthodontists, oral surgeons – to provide a comprehensive approach to align the teeth and to make them fit better for a healthy bite, as well as a pleasant looking smile.
^ An orthodontist and a Specialist in Orthodontics are synonymous. However, according to the regulation issued by the Hong Kong Dental Council, the professional title of “Orthodontist” has been changed to “Specialist in Orthodontics” with effect from January 1, 2004. (The Dental Council of Hong Kong www.dchk.org.hk)