Why orthodontic treatment?

Many people have crowded or crooked teeth. Orthodontic treatment will straighten the teeth or move them into a better position.

Some people have upper front teeth that stick out and look unsightly. These 'prominent' teeth are more likely to be damaged, but orthodontic treatment can move them back into line.

When the teeth don't meet correctly, this can put strain on the muscles of the jaw, causing jaw and joint problems and sometimes headaches. Orthodontic treatment can help you to bite more evenly and reduce the strain.

At what age should orthodontic treatment to be done?

The best time is generally during childhood, but adults can have orthodontic treatment too - and more and more are doing so.

Different teatment

  • Functional Appliances
  • It is sometimes possible to change the way the jaws grow, using a functional brace. This works by using the power of your jaw muscles and can help with certain types of problem.

  • Habit beaking appliances
  • Habits like thumb sucking, tongue thrusting, lip biting, lip sucking or mouth breathing cause change in teeth positions .To avoid malpositioning of the teeth we can use habit breaking appliances.

  • Removble appliances
  • Simple treatment may be carried out with a removable brace (a plate that can be taken out to be cleaned).

  • Fixed braces
  • This has brackets and bands which are temporarily stuck to the teeth. A flexible wire joins all the brackets and allows the teeth to be moved.

  • Invisalign appliances
  • They are made from clear plastic, so they are nearly invisible. This means that no one need know you are straightening your teeth.