What is Orthodontics?
Orthodontics specializes in treating patients with improper positioning of teeth, to improve the appearance of the teeth and how they work. Many dental devices such as headgears, plates, braces, etc. are used to correct the positioning of teeth, closing wide gaps between the teeth, to improve speech, etc.
Types of Orthodontic appliances:
There are two types of orthodontic appliances 1. Fixed appliances 2. Removable appliances.
Types of Orthodontic Braces
Since the results of Fixed Appliances after treatment are significantly better currently fixed appliances are widely used by the patients.
Removable Appliances generally has a plastic or acrylic framework made to support a variety of wires which can function to move a tooth or to hold the plate appliances in place.
Space Maintainers are used in maintaining space in the dental arch for the future eruption of permanent teeth.