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The benefits of orthodontic treatments
Orthodontic treatments aim to improve occlusion so that your teeth line up properly. Traditional, removable or invisible appliances are used to gently push teeth to the right position.
Is orthodontics just a trend?
Orthodontic treatments aren’t just a passing trend. But they are more popular than ever thanks to improved:
- Affordability (financing plans, insurance coverage)
- Public awareness of the benefits of aligned teeth that aren’t crowded
- More attractive treatment options
We believe that each patient deserves to be informed of the consequences of misaligned teeth and the various treatment options that are available. Whatever you decide, we will respect your choice. Respect is one of our core values and we always adjust our services to our patients’ wishes.
We will never make you feel obligated or guilty about the decisions you make for your teeth.
How can I tell if orthodontic work is needed?
Alignment issues are usually assessed during regular dental checkups. However, if your crowded or crooked teeth make you feel self-conscious, it’s never too late to schedule an orthodontic consultation.
Is there an ideal age for orthodontic treatment?
Corrections to bone, jaw and tooth positioning can begin as early as the age of three. At this young age, we use minor or interceptive orthodontics.
The best time to correct jaw growth issues is before the age of 14. Because it affects the bone structure, this work is referred to as dentofacial orthopedics. Otherwise, there is no specific ideal age for major orthodontic work.
What are the advantages of orthodontic correction?
In addition to having a positive impact on self-esteem, orthodontic corrections help to:
- Restore chewing function
- Improve digestion
- Improve pronunciation and speech by correcting the position of the tongue and teeth
- Ease tension in the temporomandibular joint
- Simplify dental hygiene for healthy teeth and gums
Which conditions can orthodontics correct?
- Overlapping teeth or gaps
- Jaw misalignment
- Weak chin
- Gummy smile
- Chewing difficulties
- Facial asymmetry
- Cleft palate or lip
- Functional issues (tongue, lips, breathing)
What appliances do you use?
Different appliances are used for different conditions. Appliances can be fixed or removable and made of metal, plastic or ceramic. Traditional metal braces and white self-ligating braces (without elastics) are two options.
Depending on the correction needed, Invisalign invisible aligners may be a good choice for you.
Request a consultation with our team to find out more. We will complete a full assessment, guiding you through the decision-making process and beyond.