Dental Braces are devices used in orthodontic treatment to align and straighten teeth and help improve bites. In addition to that, orthodontic treatment can be a great way to improve your self-image. Various conditions can be treated by dental braces, such as: malocclusion, cross bite, underbite, overbite, teeth crowding, undesired teeth spacing and to improve facial structure.
Orthodontic treatment not only give you straight teeth and a beautiful smile, but it can also help prevent many potential problems associated with the teeth. Crowded teeth for example, can make it difficult to properly clean your teeth, leading to decay and gum disease and sometimes even teeth loss. Untreated orthodontic cases can cause chewing and digestion difficulties, impaired speech, and wear of teeth surfaces.
Types of dental braces
There are many types of dental braces depending on the materials they are made from. There are the traditional metal braces, ceramic braces and clear braces. The patient’s orthodontic consult will determine what type of braces used for each case.
The length of your orthodontic treatment and number of visits needed depends on the severity of your case. It starts with an orthodontic consult to determine the need and examine the case, then it normally involves the following phases:
Where couple of visits are needed to evaluate your medical and dental history; generate photographs of head and neck by computer; take photograph for your mouth and face; take X-rays for your teeth and jaws. All that will help your dentist to assess your case, plan your orthodontic treatment, design and apply your braces or even create custom-made appliance for you.
This phase involves multiple regular visits to your dentist who will adjust your braces based on your treatment plan and monitor your treatment progress to ensure best results.
This phase starts after your treatment completion and your braces are removed. A new appliance will be made, either a removable or a fixed one, to maintain the alignment of your teeth until they are stabilized in their new position.
Active Treatment Phase
Treatment Planning Phase
At Moonstone Dental Centre Oakville, we offer dental braces for children, teenagers and adults. If you think you need an orthodontic treatment, give us a call to book your free orthodontic consult. Our dentists at Moonstone Dental Centre Oakville, will guide you through the process and explain all options available to you and discuss any concerns you may have before determining your course of treatment.
Contact Moonstone Dental Centre, Oakville at (905) 829 5665 to book your Dental Braces appointment, or: