What is Orthodontics?

Orthodontics is that branch of dentistry which specialises in the diagnosis, prevention and treatment of problems in the alignment of teeth and jaws.

The technical term for these problems is malocclusion, which literally means bad bite.

Orthodontic treatment involves the design and use of corrective appliances (such as braces, plates, headgears and functional appliances) to bring the teeth and jaws into proper alignment.

Orthodontic Problems

  • Crowded teeth
  • Spaced teeth
  • Protruded teeth
  • Underbite
  • Deepbite
  • Openbite
  • Crossbite
  • Missing teeth
  • Impacted teeth
  • Ectopic teeth
  • Thumb sucking
  • Other problems

Orthodontic Appliances

  • Braces
  • Lingual braces
  • Functional appliances
  • Headgear
  • Elastics
  • Removable appliances
  • Maxillary expansion
  • Retainers
  • Sequential plastic aligners