Orthodontics deals with misaligned teeth and malocclusion and corrects teeth and jaws that are positioned improperly. Orthodontic problems must be taken seriously because crooked teeth and teeth that do not fit together correctly are harder to keep clean, are at risk of being lost early due to tooth decay and periodontal disease, and cause extra stress on the chewing muscles that can lead to headaches, TMJ syndrome and neck, shoulder and back pain. Teeth that are crooked or not in the right place can also detract from one's appearance.
In some cases, treatment might require surgical interventions. However, among most teens and adults, braces are the most common course of treatment. Indigo Dental Clinics offer a wide variety of braces. Our orthodontists will help you decide which method and braces are best for you.
Braces are usually adjusted monthly to bring about the desired results, which may be achieved within a few months to a few years. In the meantime, patients must take extra hygiene measures.