Orthodontics, is the speciality of dentistry that is concerned with the treatment of malocclusions (improper bites), which may be a result of tooth irregularity, disproportionate jaw relationships, or both. Orthodontic treatment can focus on dental displacement only, or can deal with the control and modification of facial growth. In the latter case it is better defined as “dentofacial orthopaedics”. Orthodontic treatment can be carried out for purely aesthetic reasons with regards to improving the general appearance of patient’s teeth.

Braces are mostly used in orthodontic treatment for straightening teeth or closing gaps to achieve a perfect smile. Braces can do wonders for your self-confidence and self-esteem. By “straightening” your teeth, it helps to improve your smile and makes you feel good about yourself and your appearance. There will also be an overall improvement in your dental health as it will be easier to brush teeth that are well-aligned rather than those which are “crooked” and crowded together.

This can be of 2 types:

  • Removable appliances which can be easily removed and replaced in the
  • Fixed appliances are cemented to the teeth or attached by an adhesive material.

Depending on the severity of the case, your doctor will suggest which type of treatment  (fixed orthodontic treatment Or removable orthodontic treatment) is suitable for you


The need for ORTHODONTIC Treatmeant

Mal occlusion
(improper teeth alignment)
May lead to the following problems…..

Poor facial appearance
Malocclusion Adversely affects the facial appearance of an individual

Risk of Caries
Mal-aligned teeth oral hygiene maintenance difficult, thereby increasing the risk of dental caries occurrence.

Periodontal Diseases
Mal occlusion causes poor oral hygiene which initiates periodontal disease.

As mal occlusion adversely affects the appearance of the individual, it may cause psychological disturbances.

 Risk of trauma
Proclaimed teeth are Always prone to risk of fracture, during play or accidents.

Abnormalities of Function
Mal occlused teeth causes functional Disturbances like – Improper chewing, Speech defects, Breathing problems etc.

Tempero-mandibular joint problems
Mal occlused teeth Causes Tempero-mandibular joint pain And dysfunction.


Metallic Braces & Ceramic Braces:



In Orthodontic Treatment, They are two types of braces one is Metallic Braces and another one is Ceramic Braces.

Metallic braces the most commonly used in orthodontic treatment. orthodontic treatments should give the patient a chance to smile better with properly aligned teeth.

Ceramic braces are the same size, shapes similar to metallic braces, but it looks like teeth colored and clear brackets that blend into your teeth. It looks invisible.


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