Orthodontics is the branch of dentistry concerned with the study and treatment of malocclusion (improper bites) that result from tooth irregularity, inappropriate jaw relationships, or both. Orthodontic treatment focuses on the realignment of the irregular arrangement of teeth and, to some extent, improving facial growth. Orthodontic treatment is indicated for aesthetic reasons regarding enhancing the patient’s teeth, general appearance, and improving how the teeth fit together to manage periodontal diseases or reduce the pressure on the TMJ. It may be achieved using fixed appliances (braces) or removable appliances (retainers or aligners), or both methods. At Dental TMJ Sleep Apnea, we work with orthodontists to achieve proper aesthetic and functioning bite. Give our dentists near you a call at 561-391-5331 to discuss if you are a good candidate for orthodontic treatment.