Orthodontics is a specialized branch of dentistry that deals with the diagnosis, prevention and correction of dental and facial irregularities occurring as a result of:
- Malocclusion as a result of habits as tongue thrusting, thumb sucking etc.
- Missing or extra teeth
- Overjet & Overbite
- Crowded teeth
- Arch discrepancies
- Rotated or crooked teeth
- Retained milk teeth
Cosmetic dentistry is generally used to refer to any dental work that improves the appearance (though not necessarily the function) of a person’s teeth, gums and/or bite. It primarily focuses on improvement dental aesthetics in color, position, shape, size, alignment and overall smile appearance.
Tooth whitening lightens teeth and helps to remove stains and discoloration. Whitening is among the most popular cosmetic dental procedures because it can greatly improve how your teeth look. Most dentists perform tooth whitening.
Whitening is not a one-time procedure. It will need to be repeated from time to time if you want to maintain the brighter color.