ICD-9 Diagnosis Code V58.5

Orthodontics aftercare

Diagnosis Code V58.5

ICD-9: V58.5
Short Description: Orthodontics aftercare
Long Description: Orthodontics aftercare
This is the 2014 version of the ICD-9-CM diagnosis code V58.5

Code Classification
  • Supplementary classification of factors influencing health status and contact with health services (E)
    • Persons encountering health services for specific procedures and aftercare (V50-V59)
      • V58 Other and unspecified aftercare

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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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