Our practice recognizes that adults and children have different needs, and require a different level of attention and care. We will work with you to ensure that you receive the most appropriate treatment, and that your needs are met with understanding, respect, and full commitment from us.
While there is no exact age to begin orthodontic treatment for children, the American Association of Orthodontists recommends visiting the orthodontist around age seven.
Early treatment allows the orthodontist to correct and guide your child’s jaw – creating more space for crowded teeth, avoiding the need for extractions later in life, and correcting thumb sucking and minor speech problems.
A few indicators that your child may need to see an orthodontist – crowded or misplaced teeth, difficulty chewing or biting, mouth breathing, thumb sucking, popping jaws.
Dental braces today come in a variety of styles, materials, and colours, making life with braces much easier, more comfortable, and even more stylish than in the past.
There are several treatment options to choose from, including traditional steel braces, ceramic braces, invisible braces, and removable aligners to straighten teeth. Treatment times can vary depending on how quickly your body responds and how much work is needed to give you the show-stopping smile you deserve.
Regardless of the type of braces you choose, it is important to avoid sticky, hard, or chewy food, as these may damage your braces and prolong your treatment.
Orthodontic treatment is no longer just for children and teens! Teeth alignment for adults has gained popularity as people understand the importance of oral health. They also want to feel good about their appearance.
Treatment these days offers a variety of braces and appliances that are comfortable, aesthetic, and customized to meet your needs, such as hidden braces and invisible clear aligners from Invisalign.
Remember, a straight smile isn’t just beautiful; it will help you maintain your teeth healthy for life!
The most common type of braces which are more comfortable today than ever before.
Made of high-grade stainless steel, these metallic braces straighten your teeth using metal brackets and archwires.
Option of adding coloured elastics (rubber bands) for a more unique and colourful smile.
Ceramic teeth braces are made of clear materials and are less visible than metal braces.
These are used mainly for older teenagers and adult patients who have cosmetic concerns.
It requires more attention to oral hygiene as ceramic braces are larger and more brittle than their metal counterparts.
They tend to be used more as upper teeth braces for front teeth than on lower teeth for the above reasons.
Clear aligners are a series of invisible acrylic trays that perform the same function as normal braces.
These transparent braces are removable, allowing you to eat and drink whatever you want while in treatment. Also, flossing and cleaning teeth with braces are less of a hassle.
Teeth straightening aligners are comfortable and have no metal to cause mouth abrasions during treatment.