The position of the teeth and jaw is determined and braces are attached.
The teeth are adjusted by controlling the wires until they reach the desired position
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When the teeth reach the desired positions, the wires are removed and the process is completed.
Orthodontics means “straight teeth” in Latin. In general terms, it is referred to as “orthodontics and maxillofacial orthopaedics” in the world. The reason for this is that it is a branch of science that examines not only teeth but also teeth and maxillofacial relationships together. In order to become an orthodontist, it is necessary to receive a 4-year orthodontic education after completing a 5-year dental school. The physician who completes this training process deserves the title of “orthodontist”.
Generally, people feel the need to consult an orthodontist when they notice irregularities and crowding in their or their children’s teeth or when they are not satisfied with their appearance. However, many of these disorders can be prevented as a result of regular checks starting at an early age. Thanks to early interventions and adequate oral dental health education in conscious societies, tooth loss and dental crowding in later ages have decreased significantly. In our country, an intensive effort is still being made to raise this awareness.