Orthodontics : It’s a dental specialty concerned with diagnosis, prevention and treatment of misaligned teeth and jaws.
Orthodontics 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.
Like wise do remember to visit an orthodontist at around seven years of age, as jaws are still in development stage and it is better to detect any issues earlier.
Orthodontic treatment is commonly done in children between the ages of nine to fourteen years; adults can also undergo this treatment.
The procedure is customized for each patient by the orthodontist; it typically takes around two to three years to get completed after which some of you might have to wear retainers for few months.