Need for Orthodontic Treatment

The aim of orthodontic treatment is to provide proper esthetics and functioning of the oral apparatus, which includes teeth, jaws and the associated muscles and structures.
Upon observing any of the following features, it is advisable to seek an orthodontic consultation:

  • Improper contact between the teeth of both jaws
  • Persistent oral habits such as thumb/finger sucking
  • Early shedding of the deciduous teeth or delayed eruption/eruption failure of the permanent teeth
  • Difficulties in speech such as lisping, slurring or whistling, and mispronouncing consonants
  • Blocked out teeth, irregularly aligned teeth, spacing between the teeth
  • Presence of sound on opening and closing of the jaws and deviated movement of the jaw opening and closing
  • Any deviation observed in the symmetry of the face
  • Grinding and clenching of teeth
  • Inability to close the lips comfortably and the tendency of breathing through the mouth