Orthodontics is a specialty area of dentistry that focuses on diagnosing and treating tooth misalignment and irregularity in the jaw area. Properly-aligned teeth provide several advantages such as easier cleaning, better oral hygiene, clearer speech and a more pleasant smile.
While orthodontic treatment can be carried out at any age, it is ideal if it’s done before the child reaches the age of ten as the earlier the treatment begins, the sooner the problem can be successfully rectified. Being a technologically advanced field, Orthodontics provides several sophisticated solutions to various cosmetic problems. The Orthodontist generally performs a visual examination and then uses panoramic X-rays and study models (bite impressions) in order to assess the exact nature of the problem at hand.
Some of the common conditions treated with orthodontics include:
This is the discrepancy between a pair of closed jaws resulting in an overbite (where the upper teeth are further forward than the lower teeth), or an underbite (where the lower teeth are further forward then the upper teeth).
Everyone desires a captivating smile but more often than not there are instances where a misaligned tooth can ruin a beautiful smile. This can be easily rectified by an Orthodontist by realigning the misaligned tooth accurately. They can also enhance aesthetic features by reshaping and restructuring the lips, jaw or the face.