Braces and General Orthodontics

Orthodontics is a dental specialty that deals with alignment of the teeth and jaws to improve a person’s smile and oral health. Crooked teeth that do not fit together are harder to keep clean and are prone to tooth decay and gum disease. Braces used to be worn by kids and teens only. But nowadays, more adults are learning that they too can wear braces and enjoy a straight, healthy smile. Orthodontics relapse is also common after not wearing your retainer or if you just want to check orthodontics for the first time, We can surely answer all your queries and help you achieved a beautiful and straight smile.

Fixed Braces , the traditional way are still the best method of straightening teeth for younger patients and adults with crooked teeth and bite problems. However, there are number of ways to get your treatment done like short term braces and invisible one, that helped correct and enhance the smiles of millions of adults who’d given up hope of ever having straight teeth. We’re pleased to offer our patients both options in an affordable way.

Invisalign/ Clear Aligners

Invisalign aligners offer an invisible way to address many orthodontic problems that were traditionally corrected with traditional metal braces.

Every two weeks or 6 weeks if schedule is tight, you’ll come in to our office to receive your next set of aligners. Each set will feel tight at first as your teeth continue to adjust to the final alignment, but it’s important to continue to wear them for at least 22 hours a day for optimal results. Leaving them out for too long can cause problems and extend your treatment.

Most adults will need to wear their Invisalign aligners for 12-24 months, though this ranges from person to person. If you’ve had braces before and you’re just looking to correct slight shifting, your treatment will generally take less time than an adult who has more complicated issues. Also, since Invisalign aligners are clear and conform closely to the shape of your teeth, most people won’t notice you’re wearing them. Invisalign are worn for at least 22 hours a day to be effective. But it can be taken out when you are eating or brushing your teeth.

Its easy to take care of your aligners: Rinse aligners with tap water. Brush them gently with tooth paste or rub it with liquid soap. Rinse them again and check if retainer has discoloration and cloudiness. You may soak your aligners in denture solution according to instruction to get rid of plaque build up.

PowerProx Six Month Braces

Six Month Braces utilizes modern technology to move your front teeth into a straighter, more aligned location. It is geared towards adults who have minor misalignments rather than children, teenagers, or adults who need more comprehensive and involved orthodontic treatment. We’ve found that the majority of adults have only slight tooth misalignment and don’t need to have their bite adjusted. By concentrating only on the teeth that show when you smile, we can straighten your teeth comfortably in as little as six months.

Six Month Braces are available both metal and tooth-colored, which are very small, they are attached to your teeth for the duration of treatment. Your teeth are moved gently, so there’s little discomfort and treatment generally lasts four to nine months, with average treatments being six months. We believe it’s a small time period to spend to have straighter teeth!

Myobrace

Myobrace is a myofunctional appliance that is preventive and pre orthodontic kind of treatment to correct causes of crooked teeth, often without the need for braces or extraction of teeth, unlocking natural growth and development. Treatment is best suited to children aged 3 to 15 years old .and involves using a series of removable intra-oral appliances that are worn for 1-2 hours each day plus overnight while sleeping.

There are times that’s Orthodontist doesn’t like to start treatment at early age, but Mybrace can start as early as 3 years old, without waiting too long for treatment to start, this will avoid irreversible damage affecting not only the teeth but also child’s overall health and development. It also coorect bad oral habits like thumb sucking, lip biting and or lip sucking. Usually it takes treatment of 9- 12 months to correct minor problem and extra months for retention.

We are surely ready to help you achieved a brighter and straighter smile. Please contact us and book your appointment at O’ Connor Dental Care 416-759-0895 for your Free Braces Consultation.

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