Orthodontics is branch of dentistry that corrects teeth and jaws that are positioned improperly. The benefits of Orthodontic treatment include a healthier mouth, a more pleasing appearance and teeth that are more likely to last a lifetime.
Who needs Orthodontics treatment?
People with following conditions may require Orthodontic treatment:
When the top teeth bite over the bottom teeth more than normal. With teeth closed, if you see less than half of the lower teeth this could be considered as overbite.
When the bottom teeth bite over the top teeth.
When upper teeth do not come down slightly in front of the lower teeth.
When there is space between the biting surfaces of the front and/or side teeth when the back teeth bite together.
- Misplaced mid-line:
When the center of your upper front teeth does not align with the center of your lower front teeth.
When there are spaces or gaps between the teeth because of missing teeth.
When there are too many teeth for dental ridge to accomodate.
- Oral habits like mouth breathing and thumb sucking