Orthodontics and Braces

What are orthodontics and braces?

Dental braces (also known as orthodontic braces or braces) are devices used in orthodontics that align and straighten teeth and help to position them with regard to a person’s bite, while also working to improve dental health. They are used to correct malocclusions, under bites, overbites, cross bites, open bites, and other various flaws of the teeth and jaws. Braces can be used for either cosmetic or structural corrections. Dental braces are often used in conjunction with other orthodontic appliances to help widen the palate or jaws and to otherwise assist in shaping the teeth and jaws. Please call Dr. Chen for further information to see if orthodontic braces fit your needs.