Orthodontics is a specialised branch in dentistry that deals with correcting teeth that have irregularities or are not aligned properly. When teeth are crooked or wrongly positioned, it becomes harder and difficult to clean them.
Orthodontics helps not only with correcting the position of teeth, they also help to maintain oral health and hygiene. By setting correct the position of teeth, they get aligned properly and it becomes easy to clean them. This will also help ward off teeth decay and other gum/teeth related problems.
Aligning and straightening the teeth is a common procedure that a lot of people need. It is only a few lucky few who have perfectly aligned teeth without orthodontic intervention. Using braces is the most popular method to straighten and set right crooked teeth.
As with all dental procedures, this involves an oral examination. Your dentist would use X-ray or take photos of your mouth to examine the issue more closely. The treatment plan is then developed by the specialists in consultation with you. The plan will fit your specific requirements and budget.
Braces have small square structures called brackets placed in the front of the teeth. They are held in place by bands. The braces are in turn held in place by a tube that is attached to the last tooth so it stays put and does not change position.