Orthodontics

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Orthodontics

Orthodontics is the field of dentistry which involves treatment and diagnosis of dental problems especially misaligned teeth and jaws. It is a teeth straightening method which corrects malocclusion. It also treats problems of crooked teeth, crossbites and over bites. A specialist in the field of orthodontics is called an orthodontist who supervises the treatments. It helps you get a straighter and attractive smile which can enhances your personality.

Causes of orthodontic problems

Orthodontic problems are termed “malocclusion” which occurs due to hereditary and acquired conditions. Some if the hereditary conditions include – teeth gaps, crowded teeth, jaw problems, protruded teeth, misaligned teeth and missing teeth. These problems arise from genetic factors. If you have a family history of any of these problems, there are chances that you may get affected with malocclusion.

The acquired conditions for malocclusion involve finger or thumb sucking, dental ailment, accident, breathing through mouth, early loss of baby tooth, abnormal swallowing, or some other medical problems.    

Orthodontic treatment methodology

The treatment comprises of several fixed and removable appliances which are used to move misaligned teeth to the right position. A suitable approach is chosen depending upon severity of your dental condition. Some of the treatment procedures include:

Benefits of Orthodontics

You will notice a transformation in your smile and appearance soon after the treatment. Some of the key benefits of orthodontics are:

Average time period for treatment

The treatment time varies from person to person and the procedure involved. Your dental expert will choose a suitable methodology after close diagnosis of your oral conditions. Traditional braces take a couple of years for effective results. Clear aligners take less time as compared to conventional braces. The time period can only be identified when an appropriate procedure is suggested for you.

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