What does a orthodontic do?
Orthodontics is a dental specialty focused on aligning your bite and straightening your teeth. You might need to see an orthodontist if you have crooked, overlapped, twisted or gapped teeth. Common orthodontic treatments include traditional braces, clear aligners and removable retainers.
Types of orthodontic problems include:
*Overjet, when your upper teeth stick out over your lower teeth.
*Underbite, when your lower teeth stick out further than your upper teeth.
*Impacted teeth (which are partially or fully trapped in your jawbone).
There are several types of orthodontics, each with their own unique benefits and treatment approaches. Here are some of the most common types:
Traditional metal braces:
These are the most common type of braces, consisting of metal brackets and wires that are attached to the teeth. They are highly effective and can be used to treat a wide range of dental issues.
These braces are similar to traditional metal braces but use clear or tooth-colored brackets instead of metal. They are less noticeable and can be a good option for people who are concerned about the appearance of their braces.
These are similar to traditional braces but are attached to the back of the teeth instead of the front, making them less visible. They are a good option for people who want to straighten their teeth but do not want to wear visible braces.
These are a series of clear, removable aligners that gradually move the teeth into the desired position. They are a popular option for adults who want to straighten their teeth but do not want to wear braces.