Misaligned teeth can impact the way you look. When your teeth don’t fit together correctly, you also don’t get to enjoy them fully. Crowded, crooked, or protruding teeth affect your bite and cause speech difficulties. It makes brushing and cleaning harder as well. When you’re unable to clean your teeth properly, it can result in gum diseases overtime.
Orthodontic treatment provides remedy to teeth alignment issues. This dental treatment helps you straighten your teeth so they look and function better. Depending on the condition of your teeth and gums, the treatment can last for several months or even years.
Crowded teeth tend to shift. On the other hand, malformed upper and lower jaws may result in overbite (excessive protrusion of the upper jaw) or underbite (excessive protrusion of the lower jaw).
Orthodontic treatment works by applying gentle pressure on your teeth. As a result, your teeth are moved into their correct position. It also produces results similar to a “facelift” as your jaw muscles are able to function better as well.
Many dentist/orthodontist will direct you to an orthodontic specialist. Here at Rundle Dental, we perform orthodontic treatment in-house. You can even arrange a visit for more than one family member. For kids, we can proceed with the treatment after school hours for your convenience.
Orthodontic treatment is for anyone who wants to improve the quality of their smile. Whether you are a teen or an adult, you can have your teeth adjusted so they function better. Your NE Calgary dentist/orthodontist can look into your case and tell whether this treatment is right for you.
Our dental office promotes healthy smiles. To help our patients correct and prevent dental irregularities, we create and install a whole range of devices.
Self ligating braces, also known as speed braces, are braces with brackets that do not need ligatures. Ligatures are the small bands that hold the wire in place. The brackets themselves have a sort of trapdoor that holds the archwire in place. As per manufacturers, this creates less friction between the wire and the bracket. Manufacturers also add that this type of braces reduces the required dental office visits. Apart from that, they are also said to be easier to clean and are somewhat more comfortable.
Ceramic braces are much like the most common metal braces. The only difference is that brackets attached to the teeth are made of ceramic instead of metal. These brackets can be colour matched to your teeth so they are not as noticeable as metal colored braces. Ceramic braces are very strong. Also, some people feel they are less irritating than metal braces.
Invisalign is the modern way to straighten teeth. It does so by using a custom-made series of aligners created for you only. These aligners are based on precise impressions of your teeth provided by your dentist/orthodontist. They are made of smooth, comfortable and virtually invisible plastic material that you wear over your teeth.
Depending which teeth need to be moved, your dentist will provide you with a series of sets of aligners. You will wear each set of aligners for approximately 2 weeks until your treatment is complete.
Wearing the aligners will gradually and gently shift your teeth into place, based on the exact movements your dentist plans for you. There are no metal brackets to attach and no wires to tighten. The best part of the whole process is that most people won’t even know you’re straightening your teeth!
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According to the Canadian Association of Orthodontists, over 4 million people in Canada and the United States are under the care of an orthodontic specialist.
So don’t be shy to approach a dentist for help in straightening your teeth. This treatment is for you, so you can smile better and feel better about yourself.