The branch of dentistry dealing with the prevention and correction of irregular teeth, as by means of braces.

Dental braces are metal or metallic braces made from an alloy that hold teeth in a certain position and then are gradually adjusted to straighten crooked teeth, close gaps between teeth, or push teeth apart in some cases.

Invisible braces are tools used to straighten teeth (minor repairs), Tools such as plates, retainers, and similar dental appliances aid in these efforts, and some are worn after the braces are removed permanently.

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