From the Greek orthos, “straight or proper or perfect” and odous, “tooth” – Dr. Bronsky loves this kind of brainy trivia – orthodontics is the specialty of dentistry that treats malocclusions (improper bites) and crooked teeth.
It was the first specialty in dentistry and dates back to the 1880s and the Prosthodontist Dr. Edward H. Angle.
A combination of developmental biology, physiology, physics, engineering, oral biology, oral medicine, behavioral sciences, vision, experience, and perseverance, Orthodontics is built around the belief that well beyond its obvious function, the mouth is the epicenter of your health. Not only does orthodontics help correct malocclusions and crooked teeth, more and more evidence links oral health to the health and well-being of the entire body. Right down to your core.
Check out the links below for more insight into what orthodontics is all about. Questions? Call or send us an email. We are always happy to help.