We heartily welcome you to the world of orthodontics. We hope that this site will make you acquainted with our noble profession & procedure.
Ortho = straight, dontics = teeth
So orthodontic mean straightening of teeth.
Orthodontic branch consider to be the most physiological branch of dentistry where we in very general sense, put your incorrectly positioned teeth in correct physiological stable position.
The complete name of this specialty branch is “Orthodontic And Dentofacial Orthopedic”, mean apart from correcting the position of teeth we also correct any disproportion in dento-facial structure ( mean upper and lower jaw.)
This treatment doesn’t have any side effect & it is almost painless.
This treatment have several advantages:-
Mean not only appearance of you smile but also the appearance of your face is improved which has a important impact on your personal and professional life, as well it will also improve your function like speaking, swallowing, chewing etc & also improve the stability of teeth and related structure.
Many studies have shown that an attractive smile boosts self-esteem which is important at any age. For children, the development of a positive self-image can carry forward throughout life and contribute to future success. For adults, self-esteem is critically important in many professional settings and social situations.
This treatment increase the longitivity of your teeth, because incorrected positioned teeth can’t bear the chewing load adequately so slowly become mobile and lost.
Even almost all the diseases of teeth and gums are because of improper cleaning which is because of irregular positioning of teeth, so even after putting so much effort in brushing or cleaning, you are not able to clean all teeth correctly because irregularly positioned teeth make it impossible for brush to reach all surface of teeth & thereby lead to debris accumulation which lead to gum bleeding, swollen gums, tooth mobility, pain, bed breath, etc.
So after this treatment teeth become straight & allow you to clean them easily thereby increasing the longitivity of tooth.
Properly aligned teeth and jaws may also alleviate unnecessary wear and grinding. It is known that malocclusion – or a “bad bite” – can lead to problems with the TMJ (temporomandibular joint) and even ineffective chewing and digestion problems. In extreme cases, chronic headaches and back or neck pain can result.
Furthermore, straight teeth are less prone to injury. Protruding upper teeth are more likely to be broken or traumatized in an accident. Once repositioned and aligned, these teeth are at a decreased risk of being fractured. So in many ways, an attractive smile is a pleasant “side effect” of orthodontic treatment … although many patients actually view it as the primary benefit.
Orthodontics goes beyond just the mouth, however. Proper treatment can bring the teeth and lips into proportion with the jaws and face. Investing in orthodontics to correct a problem early in life is generally less costly than the restorative dental care required to treat more serious problems that can develop in later years.