Orthodontics is the branch of dentistry which is concerned with the growth of the face, developmentof the teeth, and prevention and correction of the improper bites.
When a person’s teeth are not aligned or are crooked and crowded, in placeor two teeth more than two or three teeth are present, or they protrude, affecting theappearance of theface and can also make the pronunciation of certain word different. It may lead to gum problems or cavities as those areas in the mouth cannot be maintained clean by oral hygiene measures.
A number of procedures are available for correcting the irregularities of teeth and its relation to the surrounding structures. One of these procedures used for this correction is orthodontics. Different appliances are used to put a constant but a gentle pressure on the teeth to move them into the correct position.
Orthodontic treatment helps in correcting the alignment of the teeth and its straightens the teeth, which eventually does the functionof chewing and it works better and difinitely looks better. It too helps in keeping the teeth cleaner than before.