Beautiful teeth add to the appearance of an individual. Good looks of the teeth mainly depend on the perfect teeth alignment and the shape of the teeth. These have a marked impact on the smile of the person. Orthodontics is a part of Cosmetic Dentistry and is mainly concerned with straightening of teeth and the correction of malocclusion (misaligned bite) using dental braces and retainers. Orthodontists provide treatment for people of all age – groups.
Mainly they are involved in the treatment of Irregular teeth, Jaw discrepancies, Cleft lip and palate, Weak gums and bone conditions requiring correction, Missing teeth requiring correction before replacement of teeth, Severe jaw problems requiring treatment along with oral surgery & Smile enhancements treatments. In some rare cases, the wrong spacing in the front teeth can also pose a problem with the speech of an individual. An Orthodontist can help to solve such cases too. The factors which determine whether an orthodontic treatment can be undertaken for any patient/client mainly depend upon the condition of the teeth and the supporting structures like gums and bone. Orthodontic treatment duration varies accordingly depending upon the case. Treatments where braces are to be fixed for proper alignment, takes about 1 to 2 years approximately. It takes about 3 to 4 years for the correction of the jaw discrepancies, in growing children.
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