What Is Orthodontics?

Orthodontics is the area of dentistry dedicated to the diagnosis, prevention and treatment of alignment problems of the teeth and jaws.

Orthodontic treatment involves the design and use of coorective appliances such as braces, plates, headgears and functional appliances to bring the teeth and jaws into proper alignment. The key Biological principle that allows orthodontists to move teeth centers on the fact that human bone tissue, just like other parts of our bodies, contantly regenerates at a cellular level regardless of age.

Teeth roots are anchored in the jaw, so the question of how quickly misaligned teeth can be 'encouraged' to move to an ideal position is governed by the rate of bone cell regeneration. Many complex and inter-related factors must be considered and understood in applying the laws of physics to human biology. Every patient is a unique human being, therefore every orthodontic treatment must also be unique.

When should orthodontic treatment be started?
While orthodontics can benefit nearly anyone at any age with orthodontic problems, treatment should ideally start in the pre- or early-teens. Since the difficulty and length of treatment rises with age, treating dental malocclusions as early as possible can save time and money.

Who treats Orthodontics?
An Orthodontic Practioner is a highly trained practioner who has not only graduated as a dental surgeon but has returned to University for further training in Orthodontics. Your orthodontic Practioner will work with your dentist to provide you with the best treatment plan to suit your needs.

Why Choose Smile Point Dental?
Dr Vikram Sachdeva at Smile Point Dental is a highly trained Orthodontic Practioner in the field of orthodontics. He is highly trained in a wide range of techniques and limits his practice exclusively to orthodontics and dentofacial orthopedics. Dr Vikram Sachdeva therefore is in the best position to provide optimal care to treat orthodontic problems.

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