Orthodontics is a medical speciality that deals with the diagnosis, prevention and treatment of misaligned teeth and jaws.

The aim is to move the teeth and jaw into the correct anatomical position and thus improve the functionality and aesthetics of the teeth. This can be achieved by using braces, splints or other orthodontic aids. The treatment often begins in childhood or adolescence, but can also be successful in adults. Orthodontists work closely with dentists and other specialists to ensure comprehensive oral health. Well-aligned teeth make chewing, talking and dental care easier and can prevent dental problems in the long term.