Orthodontic Treatment is the process of straightening or moving teeth, to improve the appearance of teeth and their working. It also help the long-term health of teeth, gums and jaws. Orthodontics is the branch of dentistry which corrects teeth and jaw joints that are misaligned. Teeth that are crooked and don't fit together correctly are difficult to clean. Due to this reason causes tooth decay and periodontal disease, then it lead to extra stress on the chewing muscles that why headaches, TMJ syndrome and neck, shoulder & back pain.
- The benefits of orthodontic treatment is healthy mouth, more pleasing appearance & long life time teeth.
- It reduces the risk of tooth decay & gum disease.
- If you untreated by a dental specialist, tooth decay & gum problems can cause mouth sores, tender or bleeding gums, bad breath & tooth loss.
- It corrects improper bite, difficult speaking, chewing & jaw problems.
The goal of orthodontic treatment is to make beautiful smile & good bite. Good bite makes you easier to bite, speak & chew. Many people have more self-confidence, self-esteem when their smile is good and it leads to career advancement.
- Rubber bands
A variety of orthodontic “appliances” are available today. Mainly teeth coloured brace, brace that go behind to the teeth, traditional metal brace, clear path aligners etc.
It corrects the crowding & bite correction.
It is the best option for people who for social or professional reasons, do not want to show braces on their teeth, even clear braces, lingual braces are the closest thing to “invisible braces”.
Bracing of just one jaw or limited number of teeth. It is used when the bite is satisfactory but small correction of alignment is need.
It will straighten teeth using custom made invisible aligners.
The orthodontic brackets and the rubber modules and elastics used with them come in a variety of colours . Coloured modules and gold braces make a fashion statement and make the process of having braces more fun for the patient.
Braces are made of materials such as:
- Stainless steel
- Combination of materials
Orthodontic treatment is generally best in the age of childhood, but adults can also have orthodontic treatment. Age is less important.