Dupuytren's contracture is a progressive hand condition that causes the fingers of the affected hand to turn in toward the palm. Tissue in your palm thickens into a tight cord that prevents you straightening at least one of your fingers, and this can reduce the function of the affected hand. For example, sufferers may find it difficult to open a door, use a can opener or grip an object. It's not yet understood why some people develop this condition, and it's not linked to overuse of the hand.
A visit to an orthodontist is a much different experience now as compared to a decade ago. If your regular dentist has advised you to see one of these specialists you should know that there have been many different advances in technology recently, to make their work a lot more precise and to make your visit a lot less stressful, as well. What are some of these advances?