Orthodontics is a branch of dentistry that specializes in treating patients with improper positioning of teeth when the mouth is closed (malocclusion), which results in an improper bite. Orthodontics additionally also helps you have a better smile.
Orthodontics is done by both removable or by fixed methods. In fixed orthodontics, normally braces are fixed to the teeth inorder to move them to the desired position. Orthodontic treatment may last from a few months to few years depending on the severity of the malocclusion.

Orthodontic treatment helps in:

  • Closing wide gaps between the teeth
  • Making sure the edges of the teeth are aligned properly
  • Straightening crooked teeth
  • To improve speech or eating (oral function)
  • To improve the long-term health of gums and teeth
  • To prevent long-term excessive wear or trauma (of the teeth)
  • Treating an improper bite