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What is orthodontia?

Arthur W. Perry, MD
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Orthodontia is the movement of malpositioned teeth into a more normal position. The correction has both functional benefits (better chewing of food and better mouth breathing) and cosmetic benefits. In addition, by improving the bite, the teeth don't bang into one another and last longer.
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