Orthodontics is a dental specialty that uses braces, retainers, and other dental devices to treat misalignment of teeth.
The adjustments your orthodontist makes to your braces may make your mouth feel sore or uncomfortable. Over-the-counter pain relievers like ibuprofen or acetaminophen can help. If you have a lot of pain after every adjustment, talk to your orthodontist. He/she may be able to do them differently.
Good dental or oral care is important to maintaining healthy teeth, gums and tongue. Oral problems, including bad breath, dry mouth, canker or cold sores, TMD, tooth decay, or thrush are all treatable with proper diagnosis and care.
Fillings are used to treat dental cavities after the decayed part of the tooth is removed. The fillings may be made of gold, porcelain, amalgam, or composite materials. There are differences that include cost and durability. Two types of indirect fillings are also available: inlays and onlays. The indirect fillings are used when the tooth needs more than a filling but is not damaged enough to use a crown.