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A branch or a specialty field of dentistry is orthodontia, which is also called as dentofacial orthopedics and orthodontics. The term orthodontics comes from the Greek words, orthos which means correct or straight, and odont which means tooth. Orthodontics is basically designed to deal with any malposition or incorrect and improper positioning of the teeth and jaws of the humans. The teeth that are crooked and do not fit together in a correct manner are definitely harder to keep clean; can cause extra stress on the chewing muscles which may lead to temporomandibular joint or TMJ syndrome, neck pain, shoulder pain, back pain, and headaches; and at risk of losing the teeth early due to periodontal disease and tooth decay. 

The one who specializes and has the knowledge and the skills in the branch of orthodontics is called as the orthodontist, and he or she has undergone special training that is approved by the ADA after they finished or graduated in dentistry or dental degree. The people who needs to seek the help and the dental services of an orthodontist are the ones who are suffering from overbite, which is also called as buck teeth and it is where their upper front teeth lie too far forward or stick out over their lower teeth; crowding, wherein they have too many teeth for the dental ridge to accommodate; spacing, wherein there are spaces or gaps between their teeth; misplaced midline, wherein the center of their upper front teeth are unaligned with the center of their lower front teeth; underbite, wherein their teeth is in bulldog appearance; crossbite, wherein their upper teeth does not come down slightly in front of their lower teeth when biting; and open bite, refers to the space between the biting surfaces of their side and front area when the back teeth are biting together.  Know the benefits of being an orthodontist in http://www.ehow.com/list_6708170_benefits-being-orthodontist.html. 

The most common treatments provided by the orthodontists to their clients or patients includes the use of the removable or fixed appliances, and using this can help the patient move their teeth in the correct position, can help retrain the muscles of their mouth, and can affect the growth of their jaws. Know more! 

There are basically three types of fixed appliances used by a certified or licensed orthodontist, namely the braces, which is recognized as the most common fixed appliances used by the orthodontist and it consists of wires, brackets, and bands; the special fixed appliances, which is being used to control tongue thrusting or thumb sucking and these are being attached to the teeth with the use of bands; and the fixed space maintainers, which can be used to keep the space open until the eruption of the permanent teeth. 

 

The seven various kinds of removable appliances used by the Davis Orthodontics includes the aligners, the removable space maintainers, the removable retainers, the palatal expander, the lip and cheek bumpers, the jaw repositioning appliances, and the headgear.