|Orthodontics, as a specialty, must recognize that teeth and jaw structures are connected to other very significant parts of the human body. The improvement of malocclusions means more than just straightening teeth. To give the patient the appropriate treatment, the other parts affected must also be addressed. This certainly contains the TMJs and the upper airway, which need to be brought into physiologic balance when orthodontic treatment is performed.
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