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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.

    Current as of: November 20, 2015

    Author: Healthwise Staff

    Medical Review: Adam Husney, MD - Family Medicine & William F. Hohlt, DDS - Orthodontics

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