Teeth alignment is a specialty of dentistry that is concerned with the study and 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 orthopedics”.
Orthodontic treatment can be carried out for purely aesthetic reasons—improving the general appearance of patients’ teeth and face for cosmetic reasons—but treatment is often prescribed for practical reasons, providing the patient with a functionally improved bite (occlusion).
Frequently Asked Question
Which is the best age to get Orthodontic treatment?
As per the American Dental Association, Children around the age of seven can visit an orthodontist for their Orthodontic treatment.
Do braces hurt?
No, modern technology made it simple and pain-free. Your teeth may sore after fixing the braces for the first time as well as after every adjustment period. The soreness will fade away soon without any pain.
Do I need the extraction of teeth for braces?
Yes, if your teeth are overcrowded or impacted, you will need extraction.
Is it safe to play sports with braces?
Yes, it is safe if you wear a mouthguard for protection, else it is a risk.
What causes crooked teeth?
Like hair color and eye color inherited from our parents, jaw, and mouth features are also inherited. Other factors like pacifier sucking, gum disease, high cavity rate, thumb sucking, premature baby teeth loss, and trauma can also lead to poor bite and crooked teeth.