An orthodontist is a dental consultant who has completed an extra three more years of study and specializes in the aversion, diagnosis and treatment of dental and facial growth inconsistencies.
Orthodontists give an extensive variety of treatment choices to straighten abnormal teeth, fix bad bites and adjust the jaws perfectly.
While they share so many similarities with your regular dental professionals, including their general dental degree, only an orthodontist is eligible to properly treat and diagnose abnormalities of the teeth and jaw.
Types of Orthodontics Treatment Appliances
There are several types of appliances for Orthodontics Treatment are:
- Traditional Metal Braces: This is most likely what you consider when you picture somebody wearing braces: small metal brackets attached to the front of the teeth. A thin wire goes through the brackets and is joined on either end to metal bands that go around a back molar.
- Clear Braces: This is one of the best braces and most of the people use this braces nowadays. You can have clear ones made of plastic, ceramic or a combination of both. These braces are hardly visible, except the thin wire going through, but they are more susceptible to breakage than metal braces.
- Clear Aligners: These types of aligners are removable in nature. They are actually a series of clear plastic "tooth trays" that fit over your teeth precisely. Every tray is a part of a series of trays that move your teeth a little bit at any given moment until they are in the right position. Your trays are composed with the assistance of specific desktop software that generates a virtual model of your bite
- Lingual Braces: These metal braces are attached to the back of your teeth (tongue side) that nobody can see them. On the minus side, they can be harder to get used to wearing and are more costly than traditional braces.