ICD-9 Diagnosis Code V53.4

Fit orthodontic device

Diagnosis Code V53.4

ICD-9: V53.4
Short Description: Fit orthodontic device
Long Description: Fitting and adjustment of orthodontic devices
This is the 2014 version of the ICD-9-CM diagnosis code V53.4

Code Classification
  • Supplementary classification of factors influencing health status and contact with health services
    • Persons encountering health services for specific procedures and aftercare (V50-V59)
      • V53 Fitting and adjustment of other device

Information for Medical Professionals

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Index of Diseases and Injuries
References found for the code V53.4 in the Index of Diseases and Injuries:

    • Admission (encounter)
      • for
        • adjustment (of)
          • device, unspecified type V53.90
            • orthodontic V53.4
          • orthodontic device V53.4
        • fitting (of)
          • device, unspecified type V53.90
            • orthodontic V53.4
          • orthodontic device V53.4
    • Fitting (of)
      • device, unspecified type V53.90
        • orthodontic V53.4
      • orthodontic device V53.4
    • Orthodontics V58.5
      • adjustment V53.4
      • fitting V53.4

Information for Patients


Also called: Braces

Some people have naturally straight teeth that fit together. But if you have problems with your bite or the spacing of your teeth, you may need orthodontic care. Orthodontia is the branch of dentistry that deals with abnormalities of the teeth and jaw.

Orthodontic care involves the use of devices, such as braces, to

  • Straighten teeth
  • Correct problems with bite
  • Close gaps between teeth
  • Align lips and teeth properly

Most people who receive orthodontic care are kids, but adults get braces, too. In young children, orthodontic treatment may guide proper jaw growth. This can help permanent teeth to come in properly. Straight permanent teeth can help prevent tooth problems later on.

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