Teeth Alignment – Orthodontics
Teeth alignment is the arrangement of the teeth in relation to their supporting bone or alveolar process, adjacent teeth, the oral soft tissues and opposing dentition. This can be done at any stage in life (age) and involves the use of some appliances – orthodontic appliances or braces.
Broadly speaking, there are two classes of orthodontic appliances – removable and fixed. Removable appliances are effective in achieving a limited range of movements on the teeth or modifying the growth pattern of the jaws and are thus mainly used on children. To achieve more complex movements on the teeth or for treatment of adults, fixed appliances are desirable.
It is important to have teeth well aligned to optimize the aesthetics – looks, but more so function – chewing, biting, speaking, swallowing and breathing.
At Kisumu Dental Center, we provide a wide range of orthodontic solutions for most of your needs. We also arrange for the management of the most complex cases in collaboration with our visiting consultant Orthodontists – in house.