In colloquial language, it means fixing skewed and crooked teeth. Scientifically, it deals with irregularity of the teeth and jawbones. It is the treatment that aims to prevent and fix dental and maxillofacial irregularities.
Orthodontic treatment is a treatment technique, which is in the forefront in dentistry in developed countries. It prevents periodontal problems caused by tooth irregularity and paves the way for oral hygiene. As the teeth are fixed, upper and lower jawbones also perform their role perfectly. Thus, pains in temporomandibular joint, pressures and sound like clicking are removed or it prevents all these problems.