Orthodontists use fixed and removable dental devices, like braces, retainers, and bands, to change the position of teeth in the mouth. They treat dental abnormalities, including: 

  • Crooked teeth
  • Bite problems, like an overbite or an underbite
  • Crowded teeth, or teeth that are too far apart
  • Jaw misalignment 

The goal of orthodontic care is to improve a patient’s bite. Teeth that are straight and evenly spaced will align with opposing teeth in the jaw. A healthy bite ensures you can eat, chew, and speak properly. In the past, seeing an orthodontist was associated with children or teenagers who needed braces. However, orthodontists can correct dental problems at any age.

Fixed orthodontics appliances
Widely use in kids and teenagers with permanent dentition for repositioning of misaligned teeth, and also in adults of every age. They consist of metal brackets or aesthetic ceramic ones (white or transparent).
The only difference between them is the appearance because function and treatment time will be the same.
Fixed orthodontics appliances with metal brackets 
These appliances consist of metal brackets and Ni-Ti or steel wires. They are used if the patient is not concerned with the appliance appearance.
Esthetic orthodontics fixed appliances

These appliances consist of transparent ceramic brackets and invisible wires the first moths, metal wires are used in the consecutive months. It provides an efficient orthodontic treatment in teenagers and adults if they want an invisible orthodontic appliance.


Braces or Dental Appliances
 Metal, ceramic, or plastic square bonds are attached to the teeth. A set of wires or springs apply force and move teeth into alignment. Patients with minor malocclusion often use clear braces, called aligners, instead of traditional braces. Some patients may need headgear to help move teeth into alignment with pressure from outside the mouth.


A patient who has a severe underbite or overbite may need corrective surgery to lengthen or shorten the jaw. Orthodontists use wires, surgical screws, or plates to support the jaw bone. Jaw surgery is only used if you are done growing and if less invasive orthodontic treatments have been unsuccessful.


Correcting a dental malocclusion can:
  • Make biting, chewing, and speaking easier
  • Improve facial symmetry and overall appearance
  • Ease the pain from temporomandibular joint disorders (TMJ)
  • Separate teeth and make them easier to clean, helping to prevent tooth decay, or cavities