Orthodontics

Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopedics is one of the specialized branches of dentistry that deals with the crooked, irregular arrangement of teeth and jaws.

Most of the people who want to correct their unpleasant smiles opt for this treatment which is usually done with the help of brackets (braces) which are fixed on the tooth surface for time range varying from 6months- 3 years depending on the severity of the problem.

The first visit for a child in an Orthodontic office should ideally be done at the age of 7 years and the treatment is mostly recommended at an age of 12 years after all deciduous teeth have exfoliated.

Ideally the treatment should be done by an Orthodontist who is a specialized in this particular treatment modality as the treatment needs complicated movement of teeth into desired positions.