What is orthodontics
A branch of dentistry that specially molds the dental surgeons in diagnosis, prevention and treatment of dental and facial irregularities is called orthodontics. Professionally named it as “malocclusion,” which means “bad bite.”
An orthodontist is professionally skilled in design, application and control of corrective appliances, such as orthodontic braces, to make teeth, lips and jaws into proper alignment and to achieve facial symmetry.
One who specialises in the diagnosis, prevention and treatment of dental and facial irregularities is an orthodontist. Dentists who have successfully completed this advanced specialty education may be called as orthodontists. Dr. Smitha Stalin is an orthodontist who have specialized in the education of orthodontics.
Some of the most common reasons for an orthodontic treatment
- Protruded teeth – One among the most common dental problems
- Crowded teeth – When there is not enough room for your teeth to position properly, resulting in crowding. Conversely, some patients have significant gaps between their teeth.
- Asymmetry – Particularly when the centre lines of the upper and lower front teeth do not match, perhaps because the teeth have drifted or the position of the jaw has shifted.A deep bite – When your upper teeth cover the lower teeth too much
- A reverse bite – If your upper teeth bite inside the lower teeth.
- An open bite – When the teeth of upper and lower jaw are not aligned properly, the tongue is often still visible in between upper and lower teeth.
- Impacted teeth – When the secondary teeth grow through in the wrong position or fail to erupt at all is named as dental impaction. An orthodontist can help bring these teeth into the correct position.