Information for the public about orthodontics.
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Orthodontics is a type of dentistry that aims to improve the appearance, position and function of crooked or abnormally arranged teeth.
The name comes from a Greek word that literally means “to straighten teeth”.
Healthcare professionals who specialise in orthodontics are known as orthodontists. You can find a list of all specialist orthodontists registered in the UK on the General Dental Council (GDC) website.