The specialty area of dentistry known as orthodontic treatment is dedicated to
correcting misaligned teeth and jaws. An aesthetically beautiful smile, better dental
health, and a straighter, more functional bite are the objectives of orthodontic therapy. Malocclusions, another name for orthodontic disorders, can include things like crowded teeth, overbites, underbites, crossbites, and crooked teeth.
To straighten the jaws and move teeth into their right locations, orthodontic treatment may entail a variety of tools and methods.
In orthodontics, braces and aligners are the most popular appliances.

1. Braces: Conventional braces are made of wire-connected metal brackets that are
cemented to each tooth. To apply pressure and progressively shift the teeth into the proper positions, the wires are changed on a regular basis.

• Ceramic Braces: These work similarly to regular braces but include brackets composed of materials that match the color of teeth or are transparent, so they are less obvious.

• Lingual Braces: These braces are applied to the teeth's lingual (back) surface,where they are less noticeable from the front.

2. Aligners: Clear Aligners (like Invisalign) are a line of specially designed,transparent plastic trays that are placed over the teeth. The teeth are gradually moved into the ideal positions by wearing each pair of aligners for a predetermined
amount of time.The advantages of orthodontic treatment extend beyond appearance; they also
improve general dental health. Because they are simpler to clean, teeth that are properly aligned are less likely to develop cavities and gum disease. In addition,problems with the bite, jaw joint (temporomandibular joint, or TMJ), and speech can all be resolved with orthodontic therapy.