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ORTHODONTICS- AN OVERVIEW

  • In 1922 British society of orthodontics proposed that”orthodontics includes the study of growth & development of the jaws and face particularly ,and the body generally,as influencing the position of the teeth;the study of action and reaction of internal and external influences on the development,and the prevention and correction of arrested and perverted development.”

Area of dentistry concerned with the supervision,guidance and correction of the growing and mature Dentofacial structures,including those conditions that require movement of teeth or correction of malrelationships and malformations of related structures,by the adjustment of relationships between and among teeth and facial bones by the application of forces and /or the stimulation and redirection of the functional forces within the craniofacial complex.

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