Orthodontics is the first specialty of dentistry that relates with the study and treatment of malocclusions-improper bites that arise due to tooth irregularities and disproportionate jaw relationships.
Orthodontic treatment not only focuses on dental displacement but can also deal with dentofacial orthopaedics – the control and modification of facial growth.
Orthodontic therapy is a dental treatment for irregular teeth, enhancing a person’s smile that may be disfigured due to bad teeth proportions. This improves the smile, thus in turn improving self-confidence.
Chew Better: More than just cosmetic, they help a person chew food better thus preventing the ill effects of undigested food leading to other complications.
Age Factor: There is no definitive age for putting on braces. The best time is 8 to 14yrs, however braces can be applied even in adults although the treatment duration for adult orthodontics is more than for an adolescent.
Pain: Soreness may happen in the first few days of brace therapy which will reduce subsequently either naturally or with a pain killer.
Talking: Braces usually does not affect how a person talks or affects the tone of a person’s voice.
Eating: Moderate or reduce on hard food substances, sticky, gooey or crunchy foods, caramel, taffy, peanut brittle, carrots and apples and hard rolls can stick on your braces and pull the braces off your teeth. Otherwise everything else is fine.