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Orthodontics and Braces

We can straighten that one crooked tooth or correct a complicated malocclusion giving you a beautiful straight smile.

Orthodontics is devoted to creating beautiful smiles and improving overall health by bringing teeth, lips and jaw into proper alignment. By straightening teeth that are crooked or overlapping, correcting gaps, and realigning the jaw; orthodontic treatment enhances patients’ smiles and reduces the risk of a range of health problems.

Orthodontics is often associated with teenagers wearing braces, but patients of all ages can benefit from treatment. The American Dental Association recommends that children have their first orthodontic assessment by age seven, and 30% of today’s orthodontic patients are adults.

Your smile and the confidence to display it more often is reason enough to explore orthodontic treatment, but the benefits may go much further. In general, straight teeth are healthier teeth – easier to clean, less prone to decay. Correcting misalignments may also help to alleviate other health concerns. Advancements in modern orthodontics allow us to offer more options than ever for effective treatment with minimum discomfort and a discreet appearance. From traditional braces to removable appliances, there are options for every patient.

Visit us today to learn more about what orthodontics can do to improve your quality of life!
Virtually unnoticeable new alternatives to traditional metal braces are further tipping the scales in favor of treatment for adults Virtually unnoticeable new alternatives to traditional metal braces are also leading more adults to consider treatment.

Our office offers a range of treatment options, including:

Metal (traditional) braces

– A metal bracket affixed to each tooth, attached to an arch wire with tiny rubber bands (ligatures) or tiny wires. The orthodontist adjusts the arch wire every few weeks to gradually move teeth.

Ceramic Brackets

– Are tooth-coloured and used with clear ligatures for a much more discreet look. The system is otherwise the same.

Self-Ligating Braces

– Use brackets that fasten to the arch wire without ligatures, offering a discreet look and generally requiring fewer adjustment appointments over the course of treatment.

Invisalign™ treatment

– Isn’t braces at all, but a series of custom-molded clear aligners that are virtually invisible when worn.

Visit us today to learn more about what we can offer to meet your unique treatment needs.