Orthodontics and Invisible Braces Orthodontics is a specialty area in dentistry that includes not only “braces” and “straightening of teeth” but also cranio-facial problems as well as treatment of congenital abnormalities such as cleft lip. Orthodontists also play an important role in speech therapy and respiratory disorders. With early orthodontic and invisible braces intervention, you can help your child avoid a bite and other facial problems. Modern orthodontics can give children and adults new wonderful smiles. New techniques can make braces virtually invisible and require less time to correct problems than techniques of the past.