Jun 12 2013
Why are the common people concerns with orthodontics? Orthodontics is a special dentistry’s branch, which deals with alignment of teeth. It emphasizes on maintenance of the oral, physical and the mental health of the patient and more so esthetics.
The definition used nowadays the importance of growth but also associate with etiology and the purpose of orthodontics so as to start and maintain a normal environment and proper physiologic activity of teeth, soft oral tissues, facial and and even masticatory musculature, in order to ensure as much as possible optimum dentofacial improvement and function. The word prevention before correction shows the necessity to diagnose a problem very fast.
Art and science of Orthodontics has three branches that are nutural and the time when they were invented.
Preventive: as the name implies, it is an action done to preserve the integrity of what is known to be the normal exclusion of the normal specific time. Preventive orthodontics needs the ability to appraise the usual dentofacial and also the general development and the development and the recognition from deviation. It includes the elimination of bad local habits involving dentofacial structure.
Interceptive orthodontics: this branch specifically concentrates on the effort towards creating better environmental conditions that permit future normal development. Preventive measures includes carriers control, space maintenance, transitory oral habit correction, genetic and congenital anomalies, and supervising the exfoliation of deciduous teeth. Some procedures under the preventive and interceptive may overlap. For that reason therefore, it may not be possible to segregate two, however, interception always recognize the existence of a malocclusion or malformation whereas the prevention is indented to prevent the malocclusion from occurring.
Corrective : corrective orthodontics, just like the others, recognizes the presence of a malocclusion and the necessity for using certain technical procedure to reduce or reduce the problem and the attendant sequelae. The procedure that is used in correction may be mechanical, surgical, or working in nature.