Orthodontia, or orthodontics, is a branch of dentistry that specializes in the diagnosis, prevention, and treatment of malocclusions (improper bites) and other conditions that affect the alignment of the teeth and jaws. Orthodontic treatment involves using devices such as braces or clear aligners to gradually move the teeth into the correct position. This can help improve the appearance of the teeth, as well as the patient's bite and overall oral health. Orthodontists are dental specialists who have completed additional training and education after dental school to become expert in this field. They use a variety of techniques and appliances to guide teeth, jaws, and facial bones into their ideal positions, creating a balanced, beautiful, and healthy smile.