Orthodontics is the branch of dental medicine which deals with the correction of irregular teeth position and relations between the jaws, during growth and development and even later in life. The target of orthodontics is not only aesthetics, because properly positioned teeth are not only beautiful but are also important for the health of the entire system for chewing, TMJ and muscle and the surrounding tooth structure.
Orthodontic treatment can be successful at any age, and adults especially set a high value on therapy for creating a beautiful smile. Orthodontic braces are not just for children. If the structure of bones and gums is good, irregular teeth can be corrected. Orthodontic treatment in old age can improve self-confidence and appearance, but improving the health of the gums and teeth is just very important.
Braces can be mobile and fixed. Mobile means the device by the patient can be placed and removed from the mouth.
Fixed braces, as its name implies, remains fixed in the mouth until the end of the therapy, and includes brackets that are glued to each tooth and linked with wires. Brackets can be metal, ceramic, sapphire, plastic and even gold.