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Straighten your smile with orthodontics in East Gwillimbury, ON

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.

The health benefits of teeth straightening

Everyone loves an attractive smile, with nice straight teeth. However, cosmetic enhancement is just one of many reasons to seek orthodontic treatment:

  • Easier, more effective oral hygiene – Crowded teeth can trap plaque and food particles, leading to decay or gum disease.
  • Protect your teeth – When teeth are crooked or misaligned, biting force is not distributed evenly, which can cause chips, fractures, worn enamel, and other problems.
  • Prevent jaw problems – Orthodontic problems can contribute to jaw pain and TMJD (temporomandibular joint disorder).
  • Improve chewing efficiency – When teeth do not line up well, it can be hard to bite off and chew food.

Common Orthodontic Options

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.

How important are early orthodontic treatment?
Dr. Savita Singh

How important are early orthodontic treatment? - Dr. Savita Singh
Early intervention regarding orthodontic treatments is best as the teeth are still developing, and jaws are growing. Watch the video to learn more about how you can get that perfectly straight smile, as Dr. Savita Singh explains all about orthodontic treatments.

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
  • Protruding front teeth

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.

Harvest Hill Dental Care - All you need to know about Orthodontics

All you need to know about Orthodontics
Are you unhappy about your smile being crooked? Are you having overcrowded teeth? Then you need to learn how orthodontics treatments can help you. Watch this video to learn more on orthodontics as Dr. Savita Singh explains.

What is Orthodontics?
Dental orthodontics specializes in treating teeth and jaws that are positioned improperly.

What are the Orthodontic Appliances to straighten teeth?

  • Brackets
  • Wires
  • Clear liners

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.

  • Over Bite
  • Under Bite
  • Cross Bite
  • Open Bite
  • Misplaced Midline
  • Spacing
  • Crowding

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.

Invisalign aligners works well for patients as they are:

  • Clear – Your beautiful smile shows through
  • Removable – No-hassle meals and oral hygiene
  • Comfortable – No bulk, no sharp wires
  • Effective – Results and treatment time are comparable to standard braces

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.

Are you a good candidate?

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.

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