Orthodontics (Dental Braces and Invisalign) in Richmond Hill, Vaughan and Woodbridge.
When you think of braces, you may think first of children. And it’s a fact that many children need orthodontic treatment to correct problems such as wide spaces between teeth, misaligned teeth, overlaps and clicking jaws.
Orthodontics is the branch of dentistry that corrects teeth and jaws that are positioned improperly. Crooked teeth and teeth that do not fit together correctly, are harder to keep clean and are at risk of being lost early due to tooth decay and gum disease. It may also cause extra stress on the chewing muscles which may lead to headaches, TMJ syndrome, neck, shoulder and back pain.
Braces and Invisalign can help also enhance a person’s appearance, improving ones personality, confidence and self-esteem. By putting teeth into proper alignment, orthodontic treatment can also improve oral health which, in turn, can prevent future tooth decay, gum disease and even tooth loss. Additional benefits of orthodontic therapy may include better chewing function, more favorable tooth wear patterns, and relief of some types of jaw joint or facial pain.
Large spaces or gaps between teeth, teeth that are crowded and twisted, or teeth that protrude or stick out are the most common indicators that a person might need orthodontic treatment. Other early warning signs may include difficulty in chewing, a developing underbite or overbite, open-mouth breathing, tongue thrusting, a thumb or finger sucking habit, or jaws that tend to click or pop. Many times, however, the need for orthodontic treatment is not exactly obvious.
A complimentary consultation with our team at impressions dental can help to answer any questions you may have and to determine if traditional braces or Invisalign would be ideal for your treatment.