• 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.