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What is orthodontics?

Orthodontics is a dental speciality emphasising on bite alignment which is also referred to as straightening of teeth or malocclusion. It is important to understand that the fit of the teeth plays an important role in overall health. It is easy to reduce the probability of growing health problems by enhancing the alignment of upper and lower teeth. The treatment is given by the specialists who are known as orthodontists. They are experts who have obtained the full training on treating oral health problems such as gum illnesses, cavities, and excessive wear. They don’t offer treatment linked to general dentistry like bridges, crowns, and fillings.

Types of orthodontic problems

Several types of orthodontics issues are there which includes:

  • Overlapping teeth
  • Rotated teeth
  • Impacted teeth
  • Overlapping teeth
  • Crooked teeth
  • Overjet

Benefits of orthodontics

There are various benefits linked to orthodontics which are health-related and functional. These benefits include:

  • Easier to clean when properly aligned
  • Straight teeth help to improve speech and chewing functionality
  • Orthodontics is beneficial in relieving TMJ disorder pain
  • Preventing the cavities risk, gum illness, and other health problems with an aligned bite is easier
  • With orthodontic treatment, one can maintain and achieve healthy and attractive smile

Orthodontics treatment options

Orthodontists offer various treatment options, however, it depends on an individual's needs or his/her condition. Here are some of the best orthodontic treatment options:

  • Braces- This helps the person to achieve the teeth position as per their desire. It involves using bracket combinations, bands, and wires. There are different types of braces available nowadays such as clear braces and metal braces. 
  • Clear aligners- They are used as an alternative to braces. There is no requirement for wires and brackets to straighten teeth. It is because it has custom-made series and clear aligner trays. It is easier to place the correct position of teeth and braces.
  • Retainers- After the brace treatment ends, the patient needs retainers if wearing an aligner or braces are recommended. It is like an oral appliance that assists in controlling the teeth positions.
  • Palate expanders- This orthodontic treatment is recommended for upper jaw widening of a child’s face. Often, these expanders are not needed, however, in certain cases, they help in creating additional space without the extractions of tooth or any other procedure.

Why should you choose The Calcutta Medical Research Institute for orthodontics treatment?

The Calcutta Medical Research Institute is among the top multi-special hospitals in northeastern India. It is also known as the flagship of CK Birla Hospitals. It’s been more than 50 years since the hospital has been offering unmatchable healthcare services to its patients. Our three principles which are ethical conduct, patient centricity, and clinical excellence have assisted us in gaining national and global repute. The incorporation of highly-skilled and qualified professionals ensures delivering holistic care to the patients. We are one of the NABH and NABL accredited hospitals in India known for our well-known quality healthcare service delivery. So, if you or any member of your family experiences orthodontics related problems, we are your go-to solution. All you need to do is book an appointment when seeking orthodontics treatment or directly visit us and our expert doctors will take it forward once you get connected.


What are orthodontic bands?

Orthodontics bands are used for ensuring firm support to the archwire and are outfitted around the back teeth when braces set is in the process of construction.

What is the difference between endodontics and orthodontics?

Endodontics is a field that focuses on the root canal treatment whereas orthodontics deals in teeth straightening and fixing malocclusion problems.

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