Orthodontic Treatment helps to correct “malocclusion,” when the teeth are not properly aligned. This misalignment can affect not only your appearance but your speech and your comfort in chewing. Whether the reason for malocclusion is hereditary or through trauma, missing or extra teeth, or jaw issues, the good news from our group of practices is that we can correct the alignment. Many of our adult patients are astonished – and delighted – to know that our dentists can straighten teeth at any age!
How Braces Work
Our dentists realign teeth by exerting a gentle pressure on the teeth over time. The traditional way is by attaching brackets to the teeth and running arch wires from bracket to bracket. Modern dentists can make these brackets and wires less visible, by using transparent brackets and wires or, in some cases, attaching the brackets and wires behind the teeth.
Although orthodontic treatment can be effective at any age, some conditions may take longer to correct in adulthood. The American Association of Orthodontists recommends that children be assessed for orthodontic needs before the age of seven. Come visit our dentists in one of our friendly locations.
Invisalign® is an increasingly popular orthodontic treatment option, especially among adults. Clear, removable and practically invisible, these aligners are worn as a series of mouthpieces, very much like the mouth guards worn by athletes. When your teeth gradually shift and fit into the first of the series of aligners, you begin wearing the next one. We will customize your treatment program so that when you wear the last of the series of aligners, you will have the smile you always wanted.
Anyone whose permanent teeth have come in can be a candidate for Invisalign® treatment. Teens and adults appreciate Invisalign® because it is:
- Used to treat a variety of orthodontic problems
- Practically invisible
- Easy to brush and floss normally
- Easily removed so you can eat and drink what you want
- Comfortable to wear – no wires poking your cheek or gums
Contact a Caring, Experienced Dentist
At our group of practices in Brantford, we aim to make your dental care convenient and comfortable while empowering you to prioritize your family’s oral health. Contact us today so our caring, experienced dentists can start your family’s road to lifelong dental health.