Braces play a crucial role now a days due to esthetic concerns(beautiful smile with self esteem)
But Functionally also it plays an important role (Prevents gum disease; tooth decay;Injuries;bone erosion; helps in proper chewing & digestion; Helps with bad bite; speech improvement;better proportion of lip, jaw, teeth.
They are devices used to align and straighten teeth and help position them with regard to a person’s bite, while also aiming to improve dental health. Braces also fix gaps.
They are often used to correct underbites, as well as malocclusions, overbites, open bites, deep bites, cross bites, crooked teeth, and various other flaws of the teeth and jaw – with or without teeth extractions.
Braces can be either cosmetic or structural.
Dental braces are often used in conjunction with other orthodontic appliances to help widen the palate or jaws and to otherwise assist in shaping the teeth and jaws.
Various types of braces such as Traditional – metal / ceramic, Self Ligating – metal / ceramic ,Advanced ceramics, ceramic reinforced with metal, lingual braces, invisible braces etc…
Advancement in these types gives more comfort, less ulcerations ,reduces the duration etc…
In order to prevent the teeth from moving back to their original position, Retainers(Removable or fixed) are worn once the treatment is complete.
Retainers help in maintaining and stabilizing the position of teeth long enough to permit reorganization of the supporting structures after orthodontic therapy.
Complicated wisdom teeth has to be removed during or after orthodontic treatment.