We all are completely different from each other, be it nature, be it looks, shape of eyes, voice, body structure every single thing is totally unique. Even the structure of jaws, teeth even color of teeth, it has been observed that some people have misaligned, disturbed structured teeth and jaws, which sometimes create trouble in eating, talking or even shatter the confidence level of a person.
Modern technology has so many gifts for mankind and still discovering so many wonderful facilities for mankind, people should be thankful to God and then to this computerized, digitally advanced and unbeatable world of medical science. Under the umbrella of medical science comes, dentists, surgeons, doctors etc. Under same umbrella comes ‘Orthodontics’ term derived from a Greek word ‘orthos’ means ‘correct or straight’ and odont means ‘teeth’. Now there is no need to be worried about misaligned and poor structure of the teeth, because it can be fixed really. In order to increase the knowledge of our reader; this misalignment of teeth is called ‘malocclusion’ in medical term, it’s not a disease make this thing very clear in mind. Abnormally aligned teeth, mismatched upper and lower jaws which cause eating issues and sometimes speaking can be rectified with the help of an ‘orthodontics’.
There are certain fixed appliances used by orthodontics to save the situation from becoming bad to worst i.e. Brackets which includes wire slot, bracket base, tie wings, orientation maker; these brackets are made up of stainless steel or porcelain. Another appliance is Orthodontic Bands which is mostly used on molar or rarely premolar teeth. Going forward is another famous remedy to fix the misalignment and which comes under the connotation of fixed appliances is Arch wire made of different metals and is used accordingly, technically it has three types includes: Light to heavy, Round/ Rectangular, braided or multi strand.
Specifically, be an orthodontic requires 10 years of study, 4 years of Bachelor’s degree, 4 years of dental clinic in Werribee research and 2 years of professional post-doctoral study completely devoted to the field of Orthodontics, usually subjects includes the following: Chemistry, Biology, Physics and misc. Science courses. In USA this field is highly paid starting from approx… $ 19, 5,200 per month, whereas the study expense for the program is $ 32,000 approx. with slightly pricey fee structure for nonresidents. There are some prominent names which are actually famous specifically for the field of ‘Orthodontics’ i.e. in USA NY University, San Francisco University, Utah College of Dental Hygiene and University of Michigan.
When the patient visits an orthodontic, he/she actually examines the medical and dental history in order to determine the actual situation and the reason behind misalignment and to add knowledge in discussion malocclusion also known as ‘bad bite’. After careful examination the health of the teeth is closely monitored and the doctor notes the shape and size of each tooth, after this uniformity, symmetry and alignment is checked and fixed accordingly.