About Smile Care Dental Clinic
Orthodontics has helped many people build their self-confidence by restoring facial balance and the natural beauty of a smile.
Orthodontists specialize in tooth alignment and jaw correction. Their
work consists of diagnosing and treating malocclusions or “bad bites”
such as teeth crowding, gaps between the teeth, overbites and open
bites. These conditions are often genetic, but they can also be caused
by trauma or habits such as thumb-sucking. Through the use of corrective
appliances like retainers or braces, orthodontists can prevent or treat
such alignment problems. The result is teeth and jaws that function
well, with a pleasing facial balance.
One of the most rapidly evolving areas of dentistry, orthodontics
involves the use of corrective appliances, including braces and
retainers, to straighten crooked teeth and/or repair an irregular bite.
Orthodontists align teeth with braces by applying constant pressure in a
desired direction. The pressure is adjusted at prescribed intervals
over the course of the orthodontic treatment, which can last from one to
two years or longer depending on the severity of the patient's case.
There are several types of orthodontic braces available to consumers,
including the traditional metal braces and new clear braces.