Orthodontics is the branch of dentistry that deals with the treatment of improper bites, and crooked teeth. Orthodontic treatment helps fix the teeth and puts them in the right position. This helps to keep a healthier mouth and provides you with a more pleasing appearance. The treatment also ensures that your teeth lasts a lifetime by reducing the risk of tooth decay and periodontal disease. Braces or Retainers are used to set the patient’s teeth. They all work in similar ways by applying gentle pressure on the teeth and jaws though some may be aesthetically pleasing than others. Based on diagnostic tools like x-ray, photographs, plaster model of tooth your dental care provider would be able to recommend the right treatment plan for you.
Authored By Dr. Shylaja S Prasad - Conservative Dentistry & Endodontics, Bangalore