Orthodontic treatment uses appliances to correct the position of teeth.
The 4 main types are:
* Fixed braces (Metal, Clear)– you cannot remove it . The brackets are glued to the front of each tooth and linked with wires.
* Removable braces – can be removed easily from the mouth. These can be used to achieve very limited tooth movements.
* Functional appliances – they are used in growing patients . Can be used to make a balance between jaws , good facial proportions and well-functioning facial muscles.
* Headgear – it is an assistant to move teeth or realign a jaw and they are worn outside the mouth