Esthetic and functional maximum
Orthodontics is a field of stomatology which studies orofacial system (teeth, jaws) and it deals with correcting dentofacial problems to improve dental esthetics and functionality.
Beside from the fact that improper position of teeth and jaws (malocclusions) does not meet esthetics standards, it can lead to many severe dental problems (cavities, bare tooth necks, etc.), functional speech disorders, chewing problems and difficulties with hygiene maintenance.
The goal of orthodontics treatment is correcting the abnormalities by achieving esthetic and functional maximum.