Orthodontics is a specialty of dentistry that is responsible for correcting teeth and bones that are in poor positions or that do not bite correctly. Orthodontic treatments have the advantage of providing us with a healthy mouth, a pleasant-looking smile and teeth that are more likely to last a lifetime.


Dentists / Orthodontic Specialist.

Francisco Moreno   (Quirón Salud Málaga)

Ricardo Lucas  (Quirón Salud Marbella)

Jessica Salas (Quirón Salud Campo de Gibraltar)


How do I know if I need orthodontic treatment?



Only your dentist or orthodontist can determine if you need orthodontic treatment based on diagnostic elements such as a complete medical and dental history, clinical examination, study models, x-rays and photographs. Based on the diagnosis made, your orthodontist will decide if you need orthodontic treatment and will develop a treatment plan appropriate to your needs.

You may need orthodontic treatment if you have:


  • Overbite : The upper front teeth almost completely cover the lower teeth.
  • Underbite : The patient has a "bulldog" appearance or the lower teeth extend excessively forward or the upper teeth are positioned very far back.
  • Crossbite: It occurs when when biting normally, the upper teeth do not fall slightly in front of the lower anterior teeth or slightly outside the lower posterior teeth.
  • Open bite: Space that occurs between the biting surfaces of the front teeth when the rest are closed somewhere.
  • Displaced midline: This occurs when the imaginary line that divides the upper front teeth in the center does not align with that of the lower teeth.
  • Spacing: Separations or spaces between teeth as a result of missing teeth or teeth that do not fill the entire space.
  • Crowding: When the teeth are too large to fit into the space offered by the jaws.


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