Indications:
Usually any problems with the patient’s bite can cause unwanted headaches, joint pain to the jaws and clicking sounds when opening or closing the mouth.

1) Overbite (overjet)- A condition where the upper teeth protrude forward to the lower teeth.

2)Crowding- Crooked or crowded teeth require orthodontic treatment to straighten them out and provide more space. Crowding causes lack of space to the erupting teeth leading to impactions.

3) Under bite- Lower teeth protruding forward to the upper teeth due to undergrowth of the lower jaw or overgrowth of the upper jaw.

4) Open bite- A condition where most of the front do not touch on closure due to mouth breathing, tongue thrusting or finger sucking as a child.

5) Impacted teeth- Trapped teeth in the jaw that do not erupt fully due to lack of space should be corrected.

6) Diastema closure- Space between the upper front teeth that affects the appearance and speech.

7) Occlusal adjustement- Problems with bite associated teeth such as the upper or lower molars due to extractions or over erupting molars.

Steps:
1) Overbite (overjet)- Brackets or braces are placed on both jaws to bring the protruded upper teeth backward or the retruded lower teeth forward.

2) Crowding- Wisdom teeth that cause excessive space on the upper or lower jaw are first extracted and the orthodontist determines any other teeth to be extracted. The brackets or braces are then fitted on the teeth to ease into the space therefore straighten them out.

3) Underbite- Brackets or braces are placed on upper and lower teeth to create a normal bite.

4) Opebite – Brackets are braces are fit on the upper teeth to close the spaces and bring the fanned out teeth into position.

5) Impacted teeth- The orthodontist schedules an appointment with the surgical deprtment to extract wisdom teeth and expose the impacted tooth mostly a canine, then adjusts the braces to the impacted tooth to slowly bring it in position.

6) Diastema closure- achieved b applying brackets to the upper teeth which acts to slowly bring all teeth in contact therefore closing the diastema.

7) Occlusal adjustment- The orthodontist determines the molars associated with the abnormal bite and adjusts them with brackets until a normal bite is achieved.

Strength Points:
1) The orthodontist uses the digital 3d x-ray to analyze the most accurate, correct and suitable bite.
2) Using transparent and colorful brackets offers the patient with more options to provide more confidence with the treatment.
3) Fast, efficient and pain free treatments.

Postoperative instructions:
1) Maintain oral hygeine measures by brushing twice per day and using the floss between teeth.
2) Use the prescribed mouthwash to keep the braces clean.
3) If the orthodontist prescribes a special toothbrush follow the instructions carefully.

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