What is Orthodontics ? What are Braces ?
is a branch of dentistry that specializes in the diagnosis, prevention, intervention & treatment of dental & facial irregularities. Technical term for crooked, crowded or protruding teeth is called ‘MALOCCLUSION’
(ranging from mild to severe).The word literally means ‘bad bite’.
The treatment involves use of corrective appliances called (braces) to help bring teeth, lips & jaws into proper alignment to achieve facial balance. ORTHODONTICS
also helps to control mouth related habits like prolonged thumb sucking, tongue thrusting, mouth breathing, bruxism...