Are you bothered by crooked, unevenly spaced, or misaligned teeth? Do you worry about the appearance and inconvenience of metal braces? If so, you could be a great candidate for one of the many Orthodontic options offered at Harvest Hills Dental Care in East Gwillimbury, ON, options that deliver results in a beautiful and convenient way.
Everyone loves an attractive smile, with nice straight teeth. However, cosmetic enhancement is just one of many reasons to seek orthodontic treatment:
Standard braces work by applying constant, gentle pressure at strategic points, causing gradual tooth movement. Invisalign does the very same thing, but without the metal brackets and wires. Instead, it utilizes a series of lightweight, transparent aligners that fit over your teeth much like a retainer.
Why is an early orthodontic treatment recommended?
Early intervention is best as the teeth are still developing, and jaws are still growing.
Conditions like crowding and jaw positions can be addressed early, preventing a much worse scenario later on.
The most common early problems that need to be treated are
Crossbites can cause the jaw to grow unevenly, and protruding teeth have a higher risk of damages and fractures during accidents.
What are the benefits of early orthodontic treatments?
Early intervention works best, as the jaws are still growing, and the dental arches and jaws are not yet fixed, in the correct positions. Expanders and jaw crackers are functional appliances that can fix and improve these problems with less involvement.
What is Orthodontics?
Dental orthodontics specializes in treating teeth and jaws that are positioned improperly.
What are the Orthodontic Appliances to straighten teeth?
These appliances help to straighten one’s teeth for better function, health, and aesthetics.
Who is an ideal candidate for Orthodontics treatment?
Patients who have the below conditions are candidates for Orthodontic Treatment.
Most cases can be corrected through traditional braces or clear aligner therapy.
Severe conditions may need orthognathic surgery or jaw surgery, along with orthodontic treatment.
Why is Orthodontics treatment necessary?
Crooked teeth or malpositioned jaws makes teeth harder to clean. This leads to tooth decay, periodontal, and/or gum disease resulting in early loss of teeth. This can also cause additional stress on the chewing muscles and lead to headaches, TMJ disorders, neck, shoulder, and back pain.
Also, it affects the overall appearance of individuals and makes them self-conscious. With timely orthodontic treatment, clients get a healthy mouth, pleasing appearance, and teeth that can last a lifetime.
If you have more severe issues with bite problems or alignment, we have the traditional wire-and-bracket braces and other orthodontic appliances for more advanced needs. Clear braces are used often as they are less noticeable than metal.
If you have concerns about crooked, crowded, or widely spaced teeth, overbite, underbite, or cross-bite, the answer is probably, “Yes!” The best way to explore your options is to visit the team at Harvest Hills Dental Care for a consultation. Our office is in East Gwillimbury, ON, convenient to Newmarket, Bradford, Aurora, and other area communities. Give us a call at (365) 659-1008 to schedule.
What are the options available to straighten teeth?
There are two methods to straighten teeth through orthodontics.
– Traditional braces: Brackets and wires
– Invisalign: Clear aligners therapy
How do traditional braces work?
Traditional braces work by attaching small individual brackets onto the surface of the tooth made with metal or ceramic. And are bonded with a glue-like material.
Archwires prefabricated to the ideal arch form are placed inside each bracket.
These wires have a memory so that when they are deflected and attached to the teeth, they want to go back to the original shape. This is how braces and wires work together to straighten our teeth.
How does Invisalign work?
Invisalign or clear aligners therapy uses a series of aligners or trays. For example, a series of 30 trays that pushes the teeth into a more aligned position with the progression of each tray.
Adults love Invisalign because, for the most part, they are unnoticeable. They can also be removed to eat and brush.
Invisalign works by using a series of trays that push the teeth into position with the progression of each tray. Each tray is worn for 22 hours a day, two weeks at a time.