What is Orthodontics?
Orthodontics is the first & the only truly specialized branch of dentistry.
To put it very simply – Orthodontic treatment deals with moving the teeth and/or jaws to its correct position, such that each tooth is placed in its most stable & functional position, which in the bargain delivers a beautiful smile. For example, if a person has a crooked set of teeth, with the teeth not in line with one another, orthodontic treatment can get the teeth in proper position, where all teeth are arranged in the correct contour stabilizing them in their most functional positions, in the process, delivering a beautiful smile !!
Also, if an individual has a set of top teeth, which are projecting jutting out of the mouth, the teeth can be brought back into proper position with orthodontic treatment.
The cases displayed here are the most common of the cases, which an orthoodntist comes across in his/her daily practice.
Any set of teeth, which if moved into a more stable and balanced position, to render it more useful, functionally & esthetically, is a candidate for orthodontic treatment.