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Orthodontics is, in essence, the treatment of irregularities in the teeth and jaws. This area of dentistry doesn’t only changes people’s appearance for the better, but it also prevents dental problems that arise due to wear.

What Causes Orthodontic Problems?

There are many environmental and genetic reasons for irregularities in the teeth and jaws to occur. Thumb sucking, poor nutrition, or poor dental hygiene can all be causes of these conditions. Accidents on the sports field, for example, can also cause problems that require orthodontic treatment.

Here are some signs that you may need orthodontic treatment:

–    Some of your teeth are missing

–    You have too many teeth crowding each other

–    You have an overbite, underbite, or a crossbite

–    Your jaw is not in the correct position

If you notice any of the above signs, you should schedule a visit to a dental office near you. Your dentist will conduct a thorough examination to determine if fitting orthodontics is a suitable option to solve your problem.

Why Are Irregularities a Problem?

If you have crooked or missing teeth, the irregular spacing makes cleaning much harder, which can cause the accumulation of tartar and increase the risk of tooth decay. You may also have more difficulty chewing. The strain on your chewing muscles can cause headaches and even back and neck pain.

Widely spaced or crammed teeth can also influence your appearance. Straightening your teeth with orthodontics can have a positive influence on your appearance and self-confidence.

At What Age Should You Consider Orthodontic Treatment?

During the examination, your dentist will consider the growth and development of your teeth.  Generally speaking, the younger you are, the better. Baby teeth play an integral role in the positioning of permanent teeth. It follows, then, that to fit orthodontics to baby teeth can be beneficial to the growth of permanent teeth.

From the age of 8, most children already have all their permanent teeth, but these teeth are still susceptible to treatment.  Adults can also consider orthodontic treatment, even though their jaws are not growing anymore.

Different Types of Orthodontics

There are many different types of orthodontics available. The best type for you depends on your age and the degree of irregularity in your teeth or jaw. Conventional orthodontics are made of stainless-steel brackets, wires, and elastics.

Although traditional braces are still in use, there is new contemporary orthodontics available with a wide range of benefits. Invisalign is one example of a soft, transparent aligner that is an incredibly effective treatment for dental irregularities. Dental practitioners create custom Invisalign aligners that fit perfectly to your teeth.

These aligners prevent tooth decay. You can remove the aligner to eat and to brush your teeth. Since it is transparent, the Invisalign doesn’t have the same impact your appearance as traditional metal braces have. The Invisalign is especially popular amongst adults.

Conclusion

Fitting orthodontics can improve your teeth’s functionality and ensure that you live a comfortable life without any dental problems. If you suspect that you or your child may need orthodontic treatment, contact Vellore Woods Dental in Toronto, Canada to schedule a consultation. We provide our patients with orthodontic solutions that are centered around their needs.

 

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Dear Patients,

We are pleased to WELCOME YOU BACK! We are practicing SAFE DENTISTRY!

Rest assured that we have taken steps above what was required. After all, your health is our highest priority. We are finally OPEN and look forward to seeing you again soon!

OUR NEW HEALTH AND SAFETY PROTOCOL:

  • When we speak with you regarding your appointment, we will be asking you additional screening questions. Patients who exhibit any symptoms will need to postpone their treatment.
  • When you arrive to your appointment, please wait in your car until your appointment time and bring as little as possible into the office with you.
  • If you have a mask or face covering, we encourage you to wear one to your appointment.
  • We will ask that you sanitize/wash your hands with soap and water upon entering the office and before leaving.
  • There will be a consent form for patients to sign upon arrival and we want you to know that the guidelines in place currently have staff member signing off on a daily consent that ensures they are ready and prepared to provide treatment in the safest possible way.

We want to assure everyone that our office takes the safety and health of our patients, their families, team members and doctors very seriously. Although our operations will be slightly different today than they were previously, we are excited to finally welcome you all back in a slow and safe manner.

Thank you for your patience and understanding during this time of transition to the new normal.

Sincerely,
Your Dental Team