Orthodontics is a branch of dentistry that Works on the diagnosis, treatment and prevention of teeth and facial irregularities.These problems are called as malocclusion. Malocclusion means bad bite occlusion.
Crowded teeth are more dfficult to clean. Therefore they decay easily. Teeth can not fully function when they are crowded. Functions as chewing, swallowing and talking may go bad.
Many people think that orthodontic treatments are only to be apply to children.
However, this treatment can be applied at any age according to the needs of individuals with healthy teeth and gum tissue. Crowded teeth can be corrected with orthodontic devices but also skeletal problems related to the position of the jaws can be treated together with orthodontics and surgery methods.
Tooth-coloured transparent brackets which is almost invisible or devices adhered at the back side of teeth can be used for the people who doesn’t want orthodontic devices in their teeth because of aesthetic concerns. However, this technique is more expensive than the others and the adaptation period is longer. But in this technique, treatment can be carried out without showing up.
Orthodontics in adults
For patients who do not want to have orthodontic devices in their mouths, it is also possible to recommend transparent plaques prepared on patient measurements that also can be inserted and removed at intervals. Unfortunately, these devices cost a lot.