What are the different types of orthodontic treatment?
Orthodontics involves straightening and realigning the teeth and jaw, to improve someone’s smile and dental wellbeing.Treatments can be used to straighten teeth, correct an irregular bite and close gaps between the teeth. This process is done by using braces, which are fixed within the mouth for a set period and are followed by wearing retainers.
Orthodontic treatments are often undertaken for cosmetic reasons but can also improve long-term dental health. Misaligned teeth which do not fit together are much harder to keep clean and are therefore more susceptible to tooth decay or gum disease, so it’s important to get them fixed. Braces come in lots of different forms, from fixed-metal braces to removable clear aligners.
Here’s an overview of the different types of orthodontic treatment available: