What is Orthodontic Treatment? How to have a healthy and attractive smile?
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Tooth loss

When teeth are lost due to tooth decay or gum disease, the adjacent teeth will migrate and tip as the previously existing tooth no longer occupies the space. When teeth tip out of alignment, the teeth in the opposing jaw…

Open bite

Sometimes the upper and lower front teeth are far from each other, not even touching. This isĀ calledĀ open bite. You may find it difficult to chew certain foods. saliva may fly out of your mouth when speaking, and it may affect…

Missing teeth

Missing teeth are sometimes detected in routine radiography. Some people are not aware that their teeth may be missing. In a young child, the common teeth that are missing are the lower second premolars, followed by the upper lateral incisors,…

Protruded lips

Excessive protrusion of the lips can be corrected by orthodontic treatment. Removal of four teeth will create some space for the front teeth to be moved inwards. The lips will follow the movement of the front teeth, moving backwards with…

Gummy Smile

Some people show a lot of their gums when they smile. This may be due to several reasons. An upper lip that is short may not drape over the gums sufficiently. Excessive growth of the maxilla in the vertical direction…

Functional appliance

Functional appliances are worn to help in the development of the jaw. They may also modify the development of the lips, cheeks & tongue. There are many types of functional appliances. Most of them are removable, although some of them…

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