A special type of dental treatment called orthodontics is most often associated with metal braces. However, this specialization may include addressing jaw and tooth alignment problems to allow the teeth to function most effectively. 

The special way in which the upper and lower teeth meet while in the biting position is called occlusion. The goal of orthodontic treatment is to keep this occlusion in perfect alignment. Now the question is how dental orthodontic treatment works?

Although orthodontic treatment can be performed at almost any age, most dentists prefer to see patients around the age of twelve or thirteen to achieve optimal treatment goals.

At this age, children lose all of their baby teeth but have not yet reached a growth spurt, which can make treatment easier and faster. Younger patients have immature bones and teeth that are easier to reposition and are also less likely to undergo other dental procedures or surgeries that could affect orthodontics. 

While this may be the ideal age for this type of treatment, with today's technology it is possible to move and align your teeth into the optimal position, regardless of your age.

Some examples of the types of problems that orthodontics can treat are crooked or crowding teeth, teeth sticking out at odd angles, excessive biting, biting, and jaw misalignment. If there is a gap or gap between the teeth, it can also be corrected with orthodontic treatment.