ORTHODONTICS

Introduction:

Orthodontics is the branch of dentistry that deals with the prevention and correction of irregularities of the teeth. Orthodontic treatment can help you achieve a beautiful, healthy smile that you can be proud of.

The word “orthodontics” comes from the Greek words “orthos”, which means “straight”, and “dontos”, which means “teeth”.

Types of Orthodontics:

There are two main types of orthodontics:

1. Removable Appliances 

These are devices that can be removed by the patient or caregiver. They include braces, aligners, and retainers.

2. Fixed Appliances 

These are devices that are cemented or bonded to the teeth and cannot be removed by the patient. They include brackets, bands, and wires.

Orthodontic treatment can be used to correct a wide variety of Dental and Facial Irregularities. These include:

  • Crowded teeth
  • Gaps between teeth
  • Overbites (upper front teeth extending too far over lower teeth)
  • Crossbites (lower front teeth overlapping upper front teeth)
  • Underbites (lower and upper front teeth not meeting properly)

Orthodontic treatment may be recommended for children, teenagers, or adults. It may be recommended if your teeth are overcrowded, crooked or misaligned, or your bite is not right.

Treatment options:

There are many orthodontic treatment options available to help you achieve the results that you want. Some of these include:

1. Braces 

Traditional metal braces and clear braces

2. Clear Aligners 

Custom-made, removable appliances that gradually move your teeth into the desired position

3. Retainers 

Custom-made, removable appliances that help to maintain the newly aligned position of your teeth following orthodontic treatment.

Your orthodontist will work with you to determine the best orthodontic treatment option for your individual needs and goals.

 

ORTHODONTICS CAN HELP YOU ACHIEVE STRAIGHT TEETH AND A BEAUTIFUL SMILE