Orthodontics is the branch of dentistry that corrects teeth and jaws that are positioned improperly. Crooked teeth and teeth that do not fit together correctly are harder to keep clean, are at risk of being lost early due to tooth decay and periodontal disease, and cause extra stress on the chewing muscles.
Orthodontics at any age
People of any age can benefit from orthodontic treatment. Teeth that are crooked, crowded or that stick our affect the way your teeth look and work. Orthodontic treatment not only improves the look of your smile but your health as well. Straight teeth are easier to clean and less likely to get tooth decay or injured. If you are not happy with the way your teeth look or work, orthodontic treatment may help.
What is the orthodontic treatment?
Orthodontic treatment straightens your teeth so they look and work better. Braces or other appliances are used to put gentle pressure on your teeth. Over a number of months or years, this pressure can move your teeth into the right position.
Why you may need orthodontics
The position of your teeth and jaws has an effect on your bite. Your bite is the way the top and bottom teeth close together. When your top and bottom teeth do not fit together properly, this is called a malocclusion or a bad bite. Problems like missing, crooked, crowded or protruding teeth can contribute to a bad bite. Thumb or finger sucking may also affect your bite.
A bad bite can make it hard to chew some foods and may cause some teeth to wear down. It can also cause muscle tension and pain. Teeth that stick out are more easily chipped or broken. Crowded and crooked teeth are harder to clean and may be more likely to get cavities and gum disease. Fixing bad bite improves your smile and your health. Different types of bad bites include an overbite, a crossbite, an over-jet and an open-bite.
Orthodontics can be done with fixed appliances with brackets and wires or with clear aligners which are removable and invisible. It all depends on the nature and severity of the malocclusion.
ClearSmile – smooth and contemporary, correcting the position of your teeth.
Correcting the position of teeth with the aesthetic ClearSmile Aligner has become an important form of therapy in contemporary orthodontics.
This concept has proved particularly successful in many clinical cases of adult treatment. It ensures optimal treatment results, combined with a high-level of comfort and aesthetics
Other people will hardly notice you are wearing a splint, because the ClearSmile Aligner is transparent and smooth, without any brackets or metal components.