Traditional metal braces, ceramic braces, aligners
Orthodontic treatment is a type of dental treatment that focuses on correcting the alignment and position of teeth and jaws to improve oral health, function, and aesthetics. It involves the use of braces, aligners, and other orthodontic appliances to gently move teeth and jaws into their ideal positions.
Orthodontic treatment is often recommended for individuals with issues such as crooked or crowded teeth, malocclusion (misaligned bite), or problems with the development of the jaws. These issues can cause a variety of dental and health problems, including difficulty chewing, speaking, and breathing, as well as jaw pain and headaches.
The process of orthodontic treatment typically begins with a comprehensive examination by an orthodontist, who will evaluate the patient’s teeth and jaws and develop a personalized treatment plan. Treatment may involve the use of traditional metal braces, clear or ceramic braces, lingual braces (which are placed on the back of the teeth), or clear aligners such as Invisalign.
Orthodontic treatment can take several months to several years to complete, depending on the complexity of the case. It is important for patients to follow their orthodontist’s instructions for proper care and maintenance of their orthodontic appliances, and to attend regular appointments for adjustments and progress checks.