Orthodontics is a specialized branch of dentistry. The term “orthodontics” can be broken down into two Greek words: “orthos” meaning straight or correct and “dontics” meaning teeth.

They treat dental abnormalities, including:

  • Crooked teeth
  • Bite problems, such as an overbite or an underbite
  • Teeth crowded or too far apart
  • Jaw misalignment
  • The goal of orthodontic care is to improve the patient’s bite.
  • Straight, evenly spaced teeth will align with opposing teeth in the jaw.
  • A healthy bite ensures that you can eat, chew and speak properly.

In the past, seeing an orthodontist was associated with children or teenagers needing braces. However, orthodontists can correct dental problems at any age

Fixed orthodontic appliances

Widely used in children and adolescents with permanent dentition for the repositioning of misaligned teeth, and also in adults of all ages. They consist of metallic or aesthetic ceramic brackets (white or transparent).

The only difference between them is the appearance because the function and treatment time will be the same.

Fixed orthodontic appliances with metal attachments

These fixtures consist of metal brackets and Ni-Ti or steel wires. They are used if the patient is not interested in the appearance of the appliance.

Fixed appliances for aesthetic orthodontics

These fixtures consist of transparent ceramic brackets and invisible wires the first months, metal wires are used in the consecutive months. Provides efficient orthodontic treatment in teenagers and adults if they want invisible braces.