What is orthodontics?
Orthodontics deals with teeth that are positioned incorrectly. You may struggle with speaking or eating if you have a misaligned jaw, crooked teeth, crowded teeth, or an overbite. In these situations, orthodontic treatment is advised to reposition your teeth gradually, so that they are better aligned and straighter. If, on the other hand, you just want an improved smile, orthodontics can also be employed for cosmetic reasons.
A faulty bite or a malocclusion could be either genetic or developed over time due to unhealthy habits or accidents. Whatever the issue, it’s critical to address it quickly, as malocclusion can lead to oral health issues in the long run.
Benefits of orthodontic treatment
How does orthodontic treatment work?
In the case of braces, our dentist will fasten a single metal bracket to each of your teeth, then attach those brackets via rubber bands and wire to apply pressure.
As your teeth shift, the gum tissue around each tooth’s root undergoes bone remodelling. The same principles apply to clear aligners, except instead of brackets and wire, it’s custom-made plastic moulds that apply pressure.
Our dentist will fit these moulds to your teeth using a 3D scan or an imprint. You have to wear these aligners most hours of your day, for some weeks at a time.
Frequently Asked Questions
Am I a good candidate for orthodontic treatment?
Yes, if you present with any of the below conditions:
This is when the bottom-two front teeth and top-two front teeth aren’t aligned.
This is when the top teeth are set too far over the bottom teeth.
If there isn’t enough space on your dental ridge for all of your teeth.
Your teeth shouldn’t have gaps between them; they should touch without being too close together.
It happens when the back teeth come together, but the front teeth don’t touch or overlap each other as they should.
This is when the bottom teeth are set in front of the top teeth.