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The FJD’s Orthodontic Unit has been operating for over 60 years, being the first orthodontic service in a university hospital in our country. Since being set up, it has sought to respond to the goals of care, teaching and research that are the hallmark of Fundación Jiménez Díaz.

What is orthodontics?

Orthodontics is the odontostomatology speciality focused on preventing and correcting disorders in tooth and jaw position. The benefits of orthodontics include good tooth function and health, longevity and facial aesthetics.

Can both children and adults benefit from orthodontics?

Yes, although the treatment goals are more ambitious and the level of excellence is also higher when the patient is still growing. This is because, at this age, it is possible to not only adjust teeth position but also, to a certain extent, the size and relationship of the maxillary bones.

What tools does orthodontics have at its disposal?

Orthodontists use the following to prevent and treat dental malocclusions and dentofacial deformities:

  • Orthopaedic devices: the goal is to redirect the development of the jaws, usually in growing patients.
  • Functional devices: these correct disorders in the function of the masticatory system by re-educating the musculature, eliminating habits, etc.
  • Orthodontic devices: these move the teeth into their proper positions.