Dental Research

Dental Research: Orthodontic Dentistry

The most recognized use of orthodontics is the use of braces on teeth to straighten them. Which orthodontics means to straighten teeth.¹ It is also used in altering a person’s bite.¹ A highly unknown part of orthodontics is the dentofacial orthopedics.

This is a process that specialize in the grown of children’s mouth and jaw.² They usually work alongside of orthodontists by putting on head gear that works with the braces to fix anomalies of the face and jaw.²

What orthodontists do:¹

  •    Straighten crowded and crooked teeth.
  •    Provide better health to the mouth.
  •    Correct a patient’s bite.
  •    Places brace and/or head gear.
  •    Gives a better smile.

What are braces?¹

  •    Metal wiring and brackets that help space the teeth or correct crooked teeth.
  •    Two types: Permanent or removable braces.
  •    Can be put on as early as 8 years old to adults.
  •    Procedure done by an orthodontist in the Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopedics specialty.
  •    Treatment takes 1 to 3 years²
  •    After braces retainers are needed.

Things to avoid with braces:²

  •    Chewy foods: bagels, hard rolls, licorice.
  •    Crunchy foods: popcorn, ice, chips.
  •    Sticky foods: caramels, gum.
  •    Hard foods: nuts, candy.
  •    Foods you have to bite into.
  •    Chewing on hard things.


  •    Vary depending on individual.
  •    According to Health Care Fees, the lowest price could be $4,000 and the highest price $9,000


  • ¹Braces and Orthodontics; - Checkdent.
  • ²Dentofacial Orthopedics; - Sesame Design.
  • Orthodontic Prices; - Health care fees.

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