Orthodontists are trained and specialize in the development, prevention, and correction of irregularities of the teeth, bite, and jaws.  Orthodontists also have specialized training in facial abnormalities and disorders of the jaw.  Orthodontists do much more than place those traditional braces on the teeth; braces themselves don’t necessarily look like they used to (in fact, you may have trouble seeing them at all); and more and more of today’s orthodontic patients aren’t adolescents.


For more general information see: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Orthodontics