What is orthodontics?

Orthodontics is the branch of chemistry that deals with the correction of the improperly placed teeth and jaws. It is really hard to keepthe teeth that are not fitted properly and the crooked teeth clean and thus there is a risk always that you may lose them pretty much earlier because of the periodontal disease or tooth decay. As a consequence of this, the chewing muscles are in a greater stress and thus this leads to headaches, back pain, neck and shoulder pain and TMJ syndrome. And yes, your appearance is also greatly affected by the crooked teeth or the miss-fitted teeth.

In such cases, it becomes really essential for you to have an orthodontic treatment. An orthodontic treatment will provide you with a really healthier mouth, you will be looking pretty more presentable and you would probably have life lasting teeth. A specialist of the field of orthodontics is called an orthodontist. After passing from the basic dentist school, they get an additional two or more years of education in an ADA - approved orthodontic training program. You must have some regular checkups for your teeth from your dentist or orthodontist so that they may inform you when you require having an orthodontic treatment. They would develop the best and perfect orthodontic plan for you.

Let us know about the conditions when it becomes vital for you to have an orthodontic treatment. Having buck teeth is a clear identification of the requirement of an orthodontic treatment. Buck teeth is the condition of teeth where upper front teeth are lying too far forward over the lower teeth. “Under bite” is a bulldog like appearance where your lower teeth come too forward and upper lie back. There is a condition called “Cross bite” in which while biting together, the upper teeth do not come down slightly in front of lower teeth. “Open bite” occurs if there occurs some space between the biting surfaces of side and the front teeth when back teeth are biting together. There is a condition “Misplaced midline” that occurs if the center of your lower front teeth does not line up with center of your upper front teeth. Gaps or spacing between teeth because of missing teeth or the teeth that do not fill up the mouth also need to have a proper orthodontics treatment. And another condition is the crowding of teeth if there are too many teeth for the dental ridge to accommodate.