This is a branch of dentistry that helps in the diagnosis, prevention and correction of misaligned teeth. This can straighten teeth and move them into more favourable positions improving on the smile, appearance as well as function.
Teeth are moved using braces that are attached onto the teeth. The total treatment time can range from between 1-2 years depending on the extent of the problem. There are different types of braces, depending on the clinical need, the dentist will advise you on what best treatment option would suit you.
Once the treatment is over, retainers are placed to hold the moved teeth in their new position so that stable bone forms around the teeth reducing the chances of relapse.