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Orthodontics is the branch of dentistry that specializes in the prevention and correction of dental and facial irregularities.

In simple terms his job is to properly position the tooth, and if necessary the jaw bones so as to achieve maximum esthetic and functional efficiency. Dental braces is the best dental treatment to correct the crowded or crooked teeth.

The common problems, which require an orthodontist, are protruding anterior teeth, Malocclusion(technical term for crooked, crowded or protruding teeth, which do not fit together properly) crowding of teeth, too much space between teeth, extra or missing teeth, cleft palate and a variety of irregularities of the jaws and face can be corrected using orthodontic treatment.

FAQ

Orthodontic treatment corrects malocclusions in the teeth or jaws. A malocclusion describes the misalignment of teeth due to several genetic or environmental factors. Misalignment can occur, for example, from the improper positioning of the jaw, thumb-sucking, and missing teeth.

Dental malocclusion refers to issues with teeth. Crooked, twisted, impacted, crowded or widely spaced teeth are examples of dental malocclusions. Skeletal malocclusions, by contrast, involve the jaws, which could be twisted, misaligned, or simply not the correct size for your teeth.

Perfectly aligned teeth are not just aesthetically-pleasing and a boost to your confidence. Misaligned teeth are often difficult to protect from cavities, tooth decay and plaque buildup as it’s very difficult to properly care for misaligned teeth. Gaps or tight spaces may allow for trapped food particles, which feed the bacteria on your teeth.

No, nearly 25% of orthodontic cases are adults. If you have put off orthodontic treatment or if your smile has shifted out of place in adulthood, you have options to correct your smile.

This is very dependent on the type of treatment you require. Some people may only need six months of treatment, but for most people it can usually take 1 to 2 years.

No, orthodontic treatment doesn’t hurt, although at various stages throughout your treatment you may experience some discomfort. This is usually around the time you have your braces tightened or you are given your next set of aligners. This discomfort can be treated with over-the-counter pain relief, such as paracetamol