Orthodontics is the branch of dentistry that specializes in the treatment of dental and facial irregularities by straightening or moving crowded or improperly placed teeth,by means of Braces.Sometimes the size and position of the upper and lower jaws contribute to poorly positioned teeth.Treatment in these cases is directed towards these jaw discrepancies.This is called Dentofacial Orthopedics.
Why Should I Have Orhodontic Treament?
Poorly arranged teeth can break easily and can trap food particles that cause tooth decay and gum disease.Mostly importantly poorly arranged teeth ruin your smile which is the most important feature of your face.The result of Orthodontic treatment can be dramatic,yielding beautiful smiles,improved dental health and an enhanced quality of life for people of all ages.
Who Requires Orthodontic Treatment?
Anyone with irregular teeth,buck teeth,crowded teeth,overlapping teeth or ones with gaps in between may require Orthodontic treatment.
Why Do Teeth Become Irregular?
There are numerous reason for malaligned or irregular teeth.Problems can arise from earlier premature loss of milk teeth,abnormal growth patterns,injuries and hereditary factors.Habits such as Finger and Thumb Sucking,Mouth Breathing and Tongue Thrusting are also recognized as contributing factors to many Orthodontic problems.