Braces (orthodontic treatment)

What is orthodontic treatment?

Treatment offered for patients who have complaints of protruded or forwardly placed teeth or crooked or irregular teeth is called orthodontic treatment. The orthodontic treatment duration is around 1 to 1 ½ yrs depending on the severity of the condition. Orthodontic treatment may not necessitate removal (extraction) of two / four teeth .It’s indication is based on each individual’s facial pattern and severity of malocclusion.


Orthodontic Treatment involves attaching brackets (braces) to the teeth and inserting wires and pulling them back into their correct position.


In milder cases, a removable Orthodontic appliance may be useful for correction of minor spacing or mild proclination. The patient is required to visit the Orthodontist once in a month regularly until the completion of the treatment.