Some individuals have malocclusions (improper bites) from teeth that are crowded or misaligned – orthodontics treatment is an option that can help. Orthodontics treatment straightens teeth to improve overall oral health such as bite, jaw function, muscle tension, and overall appearance. If you have a child, orthodontics screening is recommended by the age of seven so that your dentist can evaluate the development of your child's oral cavity (mouth), and to determine what, if any, course of action should be taken for your child's oral health.
Orthodontics can treat a number of issues :
- Crowded teeth
- Crooked teeth
- Cross bite
- Large gaps between teeth
There are a number of methods available for orthodontics treatment. Your dentist can assist you to determine which method is the best option for you or your child.
Orthodontics Methods :
Braces align and straighten teeth with regard to bite. They also improve overall dental health. Very often used to correct an overbite, underbite, cross bite, open bite, malocclusion, crooked teeth, and various other flaws pertaining to the teeth or jaw, braces are a popular orthodontic treatment among adolescents and a growing number of adults.
Headgear is used to guide the direction of tooth moment or jaw growth in a young individual whose mouth is still in the stages of growth and therefore more easily conforms to healthy alignment.
When your dentist recommends wearing a headgear, it might be the best option for you in order to shift the upper molar teeth backwards in order to create space or assist in providing additional support for other dental work such as a crown or bridge.
Your dentist will discuss wearing a headgear or potential other treatment options best suited for your. Call Ali Dentistry for an appointment in Brampton, Georgetown and Caledon so we can care for your oral health, so you can keep your teeth look and function at their best.
Removable appliances are not often as precise as braces, however, they are still able to guide the movement of a tooth or group of teeth. They may be used before braces, in conjunction with braces or simply employed alone to treat a specific orthodontics issue.
Once braces have been removed, a retainer helps to keep teeth in their proper position. Retainers may be attached to teeth, or they may be removable. Your dentist will let you know for how long the retainer must be worn each day.
At Ali Dentistry, our dental team is caring and knowledgeable. We believe children welcome dental visits, especially when visiting the dentist from an early age onward. Our dentists handle orthodontics problems with care and precision so your child has the best results possible. Call us today in Brampton, Georgetown and Caledon to book a dental appointment for your child today.
Jaw, or orthognathic surgery may be needed to help properly align the upper and lower jaw should there be a major difference in size proportion between the two. If your dentist believes you require jaw surgery, he/she will likely refer you to an oral or maxillofacial surgeon.