orthodontics

10 Health Benefits to Straight Teeth

1. Straight teeth and gums are healthier Crowded teeth or widely spaced teeth may lead to swollen, red gums. Unfortunately, these are also signs of periodontal disease. When teeth are properly aligned, it helps the gums fit more securely around the teeth, allowing for the strongest and healthiest defence against potential periodontal problems. 2. Straight teeth are […]

Do I need braces?

    A dentist usually recommends braces to improve a patient’s “orofacial” appearance. Through orthodontic treatment, problems like crooked or crowded teeth, overbites or underbites, incorrect jaw position and disorders of the jaw joints are corrected. If left untreated, these problems can result in tooth decay, gum disease, headaches and earaches, as well as speaking, […]

Getting your braces soon?

  How long does the process take? For most types of braces, it takes about 1-2 hours. What will the orthodontist do? First, the orthodontist will thoroughly clean and dry your teeth. Next, he or she will apply the bonding glue to your teeth and attach the brackets. The glue may taste unpleasant, but is harmless. Finally, the […]

Why Invisalign?

Invisalign® takes a modern approach to straightening teeth, using a custom-made series of aligners created for you and only you. These aligner trays are made of smooth, comfortable and virtually invisible plastic that you wear over your teeth. Wearing the aligners will gradually and gently shift your teeth into place, based on the exact movements your dentist […]

What is Invisalign

How do the aligners straighten teeth? Over the course of treatment, you will be supplied with a series of aligners. Each aligner will make slight adjustments to tooth position, a process that is mapped out in advance by your doctor, specifically for your situation. When the aligners are placed on the teeth, they cause the […]