Endodontics is the branch of dentistry that deals with the dental pulp and tissues surrounding a tooth's roots
A patient may require a root canal for a variety of reasons. Endodontic treatment is a good option for a patient who has had dental trauma. When a patient's tooth decay has progressed to the inner chambers of their teeth, an endodontist can assist in disinfecting the area and saving the tooth. Abscesses, old fillings, chipped and cracked teeth, and infected dental pulp are all treated by endodontists.
The most common fixed treatment option, braces, consist of brackets, elastic bands and an archwire. Brackets are bonded to the front of the tooth and used as anchors for the braces. Archwires are placed through the brackets, and small elastic bands secure the archwire in the bracket. Tightening the archwire puts tension on the teeth, gradually moving them into the proper position. Orthodontists adjust braces every 4-6 weeks to achieve the desired results, which may be achieved in one to three years