Orthodontics is a branch of dentistry that focuses on the alignment of the teeth. Misaligned teeth can lead to a lot of concerns, such as cavities, excessive accumulation of plaque and tartar, and, most importantly, a displeasing smile. Hence, we recommend patients get their malocclusion treated at a young age so that the teeth can adjust to their new positions better with fewer complications.
Braces are composed of brackets and wires, which are either made from metal, transparent plastic, or tooth-colored ceramic. The dentist will bond brackets to your teeth using dental adhesives and run wires through them. The ends of the wires will be fastened, and they can be tightened or loosened to increase or decrease the pressure applied on the teeth. Braces are known to treat some of the most complicated types of malocclusion, such as crossbite, open bite, overjet, etc. However, they do have a few drawbacks, which led to the development of clear aligners.
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