Ortho vs restorative. Malocclusion is a problem in the way the upper & lower teeth fit together in biting or chewing. It literally means "bad bite". The two main forms of malocclusion are skeletal & dental. Skeletal requires orthognathic surgery & orthodontics to correct. Dental malocclusion can be corrected by ortho alone. Some malocclusion can be corrected by having restorative work done alone or in combo w/ ortho.
Consult a doctor. Only a dental specialist can properly evaluate the state of your malocclusion and offer treatment solutions specific to your case. Call your doctor.
Braces. See your orthodontist about treatment options.
Orthodontics. Best rx, straighten the teeth and jaws. Orthodontic treatment. An orthodontist can give you treatment alternatives. Malocclusion (bad bite) can be camouflaged by restoring the teeth with caps, veneers, and/or bonding. In the best scenario the orthodontist creates the best possible platform on which the restorative dentist can do his magic. That gives the best, most long lasting solution.
Knowledge. It depends on the severity of the malocclusion. If it is localized to one small area, perhaps a restorative solution would be appropriate. If it is a significant malocclusion, then it is not the appliance that matters so much as the person who diagnoses and plans your treatment. A certified orthodontist with good clinical skills is the most important part of the equation that solves the problem.