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Why Orthodontics?

Orthodontics, the branch of dentistry concerned with the growth and harmony of the teeth, jaws and face.

The Benefits of orthodontic treatment include:

Removal of dental crowding or closing spaces

Alignment of the upper and lower dental arches

Correction of the bite of the teeth so that the front teeth meet on closing and the back teeth mesh together

Reducing the likelihood of damage to prominent teeth

Enhancing facial aesthetics

Accommodating impacted, unerupted or displaced teeth

Preparation for advanced dental treatment, such as crowns, bridges or dental implants

Reversing the drifting of the teeth in older patients who have suffered from advanced gum disease

Reasons for seeking treatment

Protruding upper front teeth

One of the most common dental problems, or short bottom jaw.



A narrow jaw may mean there is not enough room for your teeth, resulting in crowding. Conversely, some patients have significant gaps between their teeth.



Particularly when the centre lines of the upper and lower front teeth do not match, perhaps because the teeth have drifted or the position of the jaw has shifted.


A deep bite

When your upper teeth cover the lower teeth too much, a jaw growth problem


A reverse bite

When your upper teeth bite inside the lower teeth, long lower jaw.


An open bite

When your front teeth remain apart when your back teeth meet; the tongue is often still visible between the upper and lower front teeth, may be associated with a long face or habits like thumbsucking


Impacted teeth

In some patients, secondary teeth come through in the wrong position or do not erupt at all. Orthodontic treatment can help bring these teeth into the correct position

Types of braces

Fixed braces.
Conventional metal and clear braces, ‘train track’ braces. Metal braces are the most common type of braces used. Clear braces are sometimes requested by adult patients.


Lingual braces.

Fit on the inside of the teeth. The brace encroaches on the tongue space and causes soreness to the tongue, and difficulty in speaking. The cost of these braces is considerably more reflecting the high laboratory costs and the increased surgery time to adjust theses braces.


Self-ligation braces.

Each bracket has a metal clip to hold the wire, instead of using a coloured elastic. There is no evidence that this brace produces superior results as compared to the normal brace. Some clinicians will make absurd claims regarding this type of brace and patients need to be aware of this


Removable braces

Example: Functional braces

Before and After photos of various treatments

Un-erupted Teeth



Long Bottom Jaw



Jaw Abnormality Treatment



Upper and Lower Teeth Not Meeting

Before – Frontal

Before – Side

After – Frontal

After – Side