Orthodontics at any age
People of any age can benefit from orthodontic treatment. Teeth that are crooked, crowded, or that stick out affect the way your teeth look and work. Orthodontic treatment not only improves the look of your smile but your health as well. Straight teeth are easier to clean and less likely to get tooth decay or injured. If you are not happy with the way your teeth look or work, orthodontic treatment may help.
What is orthodontic treatment?
Orthodontic treatment straightens your teeth so they look and work better. Braces or other appliances are used to put gentle pressure on your teeth. Over a number of months or years this pressure can move your teeth into the right position.
Choices in braces
Today’s braces are smaller and less noticeable. Besides the traditional metal braces, there are tooth-coloured ceramic braces that are less noticeable. Clear aligners are also available for adults. Braces and elastics can also be multicoloured.
Who can get orthodontic treatment?
Orthodontic treatment isn’t just for teens, as teeth can be moved at any age. In fact, more and more adults are having orthodontic treatment to improve the look and health of their smile. Your dentist can evaluate if orthodontic treatment is right for you.
In some cases it is helpful to start orthodontic treatment before all the permanent (adult) teeth come in. This is called interceptive orthodontics. Your dentist can do an orthodontic screening to find out if your child will need orthodontic treatment to correct a bad bite.
Adult orthodontic treatment
If you are an adult (16 years and older) with crooked or spaced teeth and you're not looking for a major alteration to your bite, Six Month Smiles and Invisalign systems could be the solution for you! Ask our dentists for more details.
Dr. Mui, Dr. Chang, and Dr. Ber are general dentists, not orthodontic dentist specialists. Orthodontic dentistry is not a term/specialty recognized by the Alberta Dental Association & College (ADA&C).