Orthodontics is a special field of dentistry that focuses on the prevention and correction of malpositioned teeth and jaws. While general dentistry focuses primarily on tooth health, cavities and gum disease, orthodontists promote healthy teeth by targeting issues like improper jaw alignment, crooked and crowded teeth. It helps by straightening teeth with the help of brackets, wires (braces) and elastics.
They are required by mostly children or adults who complain of
• Crooked teeth
• Mal positioned teeth
• Spacing between teeth
• Protruding teeth
• Teeth in irregularly placed
• Teeth positioned, giving a wrong bite