Orthodontics, orthodontia, or orthodonture (from Greek orthos "straight or proper"; and odous "tooth") is the first dental treatment that is concerned with the study and treatment of malocclusions (improper bites), which may be a result of tooth irregularity, disproportionate jaw relationships, or both.
Orthodontic treatment can focus on dental displacement only, or can deal with the control and modification of facial growth. In the latter case it is better defined as "dentofacial orthopaedics". Orthodontic treatment can be carried out for purely aesthetic reasons with regards to improving the general appearance of patients' teeth.
In our practice, we use Invisalign in most cases of orthodontic treatment. Invisalign consists of clear plastic aligners that 'level and align'. This technique has the great advantage of being nearly invisible. In a patient who may not be compliant, Invisalign is not recommended because they can remove the aligners and the teeth will not move properly or in a timely manor.