Protect and straighten your healthy smile
Orthodontics (also known as braces) are generally used to obtain an improved bite and to straighten teeth. While orthodontic treatments can correct many cosmetic problems, these treatments are there to alleviate potential health issues as well. Having misaligned or crooked teeth may contribute to difficulties in proper dental hygiene, and potentially leads to tooth decay, gum disease, and eventual tooth loss.
If left untreated, crooked teeth can wear abnormally and place excessive strain on the gums and the bone, which support your teeth. Over a period of time, this strain will damage the temporal mandibular joint or TMJ causing problems such as migraines, headaches, and pain in the neck and face.
At Yam Dental Care, we offer many different treatment options for orthodontic issues including Invisalign, a revolutionary way of straightening teeth requiring no brackets or wires! Advancements in orthodontics have made wearing braces easier, and less obvious than ever. Many problems can have relatively simple solutions, and perhaps take less time and money than you expect.
Types of Braces
Different types of orthodontic treatment options may be used to achieve your new smile, including:
Ceramic Braces are tooth colour brackets that are bonded to the teeth to correct crowding and bite problems. Adults who desire a less-obvious method of treatment commonly choose these braces.
Stainless Steel Braces
Stainless Steel Braces are the most common type of orthodontic treatment, and offer a less expensive, but very ‘tried and true’ option to straighten teeth and obtain a better bite.
The brackets are bonded to the teeth. Our orthodontic patients, kids and adults alike, definitely enjoy the rainbow of elastic colours that are available to choose from at each visit. You can match your braces to suit the time of year, or a special event!
The Invisalign System involves using multiple clear, removable aligners to correct minor to moderate crowding and bite problems. These custom-made aligners slowly and comfortably move your teeth into their correct position.
Invisalign may be the answer for you if would like to obtain a beautiful smile without a mouthful of brackets and wires
Benefits of these aligners over traditional braces include:
Can be removed to make eating, brushing and flossing your teeth easier.
Removable or Functional Appliance
Our office also offers removable orthodontic appliances for specific orthodontic goals in mind. These appliances are made of non-toxic acrylic, wire clasps, and possibly a screw and a spring mechanism to move the teeth. These appliances are commonly used for minor alignment and early orthodontic intervention for children.
Contact our Newmarket dentist office today at (905) 836-0836 for a free orthodontic assessment and see how we can help to create a healthy and beautiful smile.