Orthodontics is a specialized branch of dentistry that deals with the diagnosis, prevention and correction of dental and facial irregularities occurring as a result of:-
|| Malocclusion as a result of habits as tongue thrusting, thumb sucking etc.
|| Missing or extra teeth
|| Overjet & Overbite
|| Crowded teeth
|| Arch discrepancies
|| Rotated or crooked teeth
|| Retained milk teeth
Orthodontic irregularities are generally treated with braces.(Both metal & tooth coloured) & wires, Braces apply
force to the teeth and encourage them to move slowly in the desired alignment.It is the orthodont who decides post-assessment whether the patient is the candidate for fixed or removal braces.