ORTHODONTIC TREATMENT OR CORRECTION

Orthodontics (Orthodontia) is the branch of dentistry which corrects teeth and jaws that are improperly positioned. Malaligned or Crooked teeth and teeth which do not fit together correctly are always harder to keep them clean, and also are at risk of being lost early due to early tooth decay as well as periodontal diseases, and may cause extra stress on the chewing or biting muscles that further can lead to headaches, TMJ dysfunctions or syndrome and neck pain, shoulder pain as well as back pain. Teeth which are crooked or not at the right place can also cause problems in the persons appearance.

The benefits in doing orthodontic procedure includes a healthier dentition, a pleasing appearance, and also the teeth that are treated property are likely to last lifelong.

Doctors specialized in this field is called an orthodontist. Orthodontists receive three years of education beyond their five years in dental school in orthodontic training program.

HOW CAN I KNOW IF I NEED AN ORTHODONTICS?

Our orthodontist will determine if you could benefit from orthodontics. Based on various diagnostic tools including a full medical as well as dental health history, clinical exam, special X-rays and photographs, our dentist here can also decide whether orthodontics are recommended, and for developing treatment plan which will be right for you.

If you are having any of the following problems , you could be a candidate for orthodontic treatment :

  • Overbite, where your upper front teeth will lie too far forward (stick out) over your lower teeth
  • Underbite — where your lower teeth are placed too far forward or your upper teeth are placed too far back.
  • Crossbite — when your upper teeth will not come down slightly in front of your lower teeth, also while biting together normally Persistent bad breath or bad taste in mouth
  • Misplaced midline — when your center of your upper front teeth will not line up with the center of your lower front teeth
  • Spacing — small gaps, or spaces in between the teeth as a result of missing teeth also due to teeth that do not "fill up" the mouth
  • Crowding — when there is too many teeth for the dental ridge which can accommodate

HOW ORTHODONTIC TREATMENT WILL WORK?

Various types of appliances, both fixed and also removable aopliances, are used to help move teeth, retrain muscles and also affect the growth of the jaws. These appliances will work by placing gentle pressure on the teeth and jaws. The severity of your problem will be determined by which orthodontic approach is likely to be the most effective.

Fixed appliances include :

General Dentistry

Laser

Digital xray