Orthodontics is that branch of dentistry that deals with the diagnosis, prevention and correction of malpositioned teeth and jaws. In other words, orthodontics correct crooked teeth. Teeth that are well aligned function better and are easier to maintain oral hygiene. In addition, not only do they bring a pleasing smile, but also improve one’s confidence in social settings. Fortunately, we offer these services to our patients.
Orthodontics can be fixed or removable. Removable appliances are used in children before the age of puberty. This takes the advantage of growth potential to correct any jaw malposition. Fixed appliance can also be used in children as well as adults.
Different options are available currently including tranditional brackets, invisible brackets (more esthetic), lingual (tongue side) brackets or Invisalign.
Invisalign is very popular nowadays! It consists of exchanging transparent dental trays every two weeks. These trays will slowly change teeth position. This option is the most preferred treatment as it is barely noticeable to the naked eye. In addition, it is very hygienic as you can remove the tray for easy to clean.