Orthodontics is the branch of dentistry that corrects improperly positioned teeth and jaws. Crooked teeth as well as the teeth that do not fit together correctly are harder to keep clean, are at risk of being lost early due to tooth decay and periodontal disease and Malocclusion (imperfect positioning of the teeth when the jaws are closed) causes extra stress on the chewing muscles that can lead to headaches, Temporomandibular Joint pain along with neck, shoulder & back pain. Orthodontic treatment deals primarily with the diagnosis, prevention and correction of malpositioned teeth and malformed jaws.
The benefits of orthodontic treatment include a healthier mouth and a more pleasing appearance due to proper positioning of teeth, which ultimately results in a beautiful smile, pleasing personality and higher self confidence.
The subject in totality is called Orthodontics & Dentofacial Orthopedics. Specialist Dental Surgeons dealing with these kind of treatments are known as Orthodontists.
Services Provided :
Preventive & interceptive Orthodontics :
(a) Maintenance of deciduous dentition
(b) Guiding eruption of permanent teeth
(c) Oral Habit correction, viz. Thumb Sucking, Tongue Thrushing, Nail Biting etc.
(d) Myofunctional appliances (Growth modification)
(e) Jaw correction appliances
Fixed Mechanotherapy with straight wire technique (internationally accepted and practised :
(a) Stainless Steel Braces
(b) Ceramic Braces
(c) Self Ligating Braces
(d) Gold Braces
Micro-implant screw for absolute anchorage
Interdisciplinary Orthodontics - Aesthetic Orthodontics
Orthodontics without wire, viz. Head Gears, Clear Path, Aligners etc.