When teeth are crowded or stick out, it can have an effect on how your teeth look and work. Orthodontic treatment can help straighten teeth, making it easier for you to clean them and also chew food effectively.
We offer a range of Orthodontic services if you are not happy with the way your teeth look or work, such as:
Diagnosis and Treatment Planning:
If we determine that you need treatment, we will collect information from you such as photographs and x-rays. This will help us in making a treatment plan that best suits your needs.
Comprehensive Orthodontic Treatment:
This type of treatment usually starts during teenage or even adult years when most or all of the adult teeth are in the mouth. It treats problems involving how the teeth align, and also how the bottom and top teeth fit with each other. Some options for straightening your teeth include:
These use gentle pressure, which over time, move teeth into their proper positions. The two main parts of your braces are: hooks that are placed on your teeth and the wire that connects them. The wire goes through the hooks and, as the wire returns to its original shape, it applies pressure to move your teeth. There are different types of braces available that we offer:
Most commonly used appliances for straightening teeth.
Tooth colored braces.
It is a clear teeth straightener usually for simple out-of-place tooth problems.
Early corrective orthodontic treatment:
It is suggested that your child visits a specialist in straightening teeth (Orthodontist) at 7 years of age. This does not mean that treatment will be started right away. The purpose of this visit is to see if your child will benefit from early treatment options before they become more serious. Some of the following conditions, which if not treated earlier, can lead to crooked teeth:
- Finger or thumb-sucking habits
- Early fall of a baby tooth
- Extra teeth
The illustrations above are taken by written permission from the Canadian Dental Association (https://www.cda-adc.ca/en/oral_health/procedures/orthodontics/).