It is a form of treatment where the dentist treats improperly positioned jaw and teeth. Teeth which are not placed properly have a high risk of being lost early due to decay, as it is difficult to clean these types of teeth. Orthodontic instruments work by applying pressure on the jaws. The orthodontist informs the patient about the severity of the problem and prescribes the required methodology.
Currently, there are a lot of instruments, both removable and fixed, which are used to help move teeth, retrain muscles and affect the growth of the jaws. There are primarily three types of orthodontic instruments: Active, Passive and Functional, which are all either fixed or removable.