Orthodontics Explained

Orthodontics is the field of dentistry that specialised in the diagnosis, prevention and treatment of dental and facial irregularities. These problems are classified as “malocclusion”, meaning “bad bite”.

If your child has any of the following symptoms, then a poor bite may be responsible.

  • Difficulty in chewing due to pain or difficulty in biting the teeth together
  • Facial muscle or jaw pain
  • Permanent teeth coming in (erupting) out of their normal position
  • Problems with biting the cheek or roof of the mouth
  • Speech difficulties