Orthodontic provide a wide variety of treatment options on how to straighten irregularities in teeth, fix improper jaw bite, assist with painful bite & tooth movements caused by impacted teeth, sleep apnea or some oral habits in children like thumb-sucking, tongue thrusting.
Crowded and crooked teeth as well as improper jaw bite can make it tough for you to maintain proper oral hygiene; it can lead to tooth decay, cavities, loose teeth or gum diseases. Improper bite can make it difficult for you to chew, speak and might wear off your teeth due to clenching and grinding.
There are types of orthodontic treatment which includes:
Invisible or lingual braces
Fixed braces are two types 1. Metal braces 2. Clear or Ceramic braces
Young patients or patients who are conscious or who have discomfort wearing metal braces prefer clear or ceramic braces as they are far less visible. Colorful fixed braces are also available for youngsters to keep up with the latest trends in fashion.
Removable braces cannot correct complex tooth movements. Single tooth movements or expanding of dental arch can be done by removable appliance.
Invisible or Lingual braces
Fixed braces placed behind the teeth which are not visible are called lingual or invisible braces. Patients who don’t want the braces to be seen go for lingual orthodontic treatment to make proper alignment of teeth.
Some of common causes for orthodontic treatment are protruding of upper teeth, irregular upper or lower teeth, spacing between upper or lower teeth, deep bite, reverse bite, open bite or cross bite and asymmetry of jaws.