It is the branch of dentistry in treating misaligned, crowded or protruded teeth using removable or fixed appliances also known as braces.
Removable appliance can used for very limited treatments in adult orthodontics. The control over the force generated by the appliance when activated is very less compared to fixed orthodontics. Removable Appliance are used for minor corrections and for Dento facial orthopaedics in children.
Fixed orthodontics is used in majority of cases for better results and patient comfort. The treatment plan and time varies with each case.
Tooth coloured braces and wires.
For a better appearance of the patient ,we can use tooth coloured ceramic brackets and colour coated wires. So the brackets and wires will not be visible as in metallic braces and wires.