Orthodontics

Orthodontics in East Little York and Highway 6

Braces are often associated with teenagers, but orthodontic treatment can be used to treat patients of all ages. They can realign the teeth into a straighter, more natural position and correct any imbalance in the bite.

Orthodontics

Traditional metal braces use small brackets that are affixed to the teeth and hold thin wires in place. The wires are adjusted very gradually over time, gently guiding the teeth into the proper position and improving their alignment in the mouth. Braces themselves don’t particularly hurt, but the first few days of wearing them may be uncomfortable, and the wires may cause some irritation.

Clear aligners are also available and becoming a popular option for straightening teeth. These are trays that are worn on the teeth for the majority of the day. They offer the advantage of being removable, making them more comfortable and easier to clean. Additionally, they are much less conspicuous than metal braces.

Both types of braces require careful cleaning and maintenance to produce best results. With metal braces, you’ll have to brush your teeth about four or five times a day to prevent food from getting stuck. There will also be food restrictions on what can be eaten with braces in place. Clear aligners can simply be taken out of the mouth to be rinsed while you brush and floss as usual.

Retainers

Most orthodontic treatments will require the use of retainers once treatment is complete. This is an important step because, without the use of a retainer, the teeth may slowly shift back into their original positions. It will also be necessary to keep follow-up appointments with your dentist.

There are different types of retainers available: clear, traditional, and bonded. Your dentist will find the option best suited to your needs. Retainers should be cared for by cleaning regularly and being stored properly when not in use.

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