The world of dentistry has many different areas of speciality, all of them designed to ensure that you, as a patient, get the best from your treatment: orthodontics is one of these branches. Most people in central Leeds will struggle with crooked teeth at some point and if the problem isn’t rectified, there is a chance that your jaw joints could suffer from a bad occlusion or ‘bite’ in the future. This is the job of an orthodontist. As your teeth develop in the early years, your dentist will monitor your teeth for growth, and it’s a tricky time because there are a lot of things happening all at once- especially when your second teeth come through. If any abnormalities arise at this stage, it will determine how your teeth grow in the future and for most of us, we will need a little tooth alignment. The fitting of braces is a tempestuous time for any child (and some adults too), but your orthodontist is there to cover all bases for you. There is a brace or aligner for all occasions; some are more technical than others but then the type you get depends on the intricacy of the work that needs doing. However, the work done at this stage by the orthodontist will ensure that you teeth and your occlusion will get you through life.