STRAIGHTEN YOUR TEETH
Dental Braces in Edmonton
Braces and appliances work by providing a constant gentle force on your teeth to slowly move them to the desired alignment.
Once the jaw and teeth have achieved optimum positioning, the braces are removed and a custom retainer appliance helps keep your teeth in their new alignment over the long term.
When first considering orthodontic treatment with braces, you and your dentist will discuss options including which braces are best suited to meet your treatment needs and expectations for results. All phases of treatment and follow up care will be carefully explained, along with pricing and estimated treatment times.
PERSONALIZED TREATMENT PLAN
During your first appointment, personalized orthodontic records will be created to help you and your dentist develop a treatment plan. Orthodontic records include impressions or digital images of the teeth, x-rays and ‘before’ photographs of your teeth, mouth and smile. The goal of orthodontic treatment is to get each tooth into its ideal location in your mouth, where it is not interfering with your lips, cheeks, tongue, other teeth or your jaw function.
BENEFITS OF DENTAL BRACES
The dentist may discuss with you the benefits of choosing orthodontic treatment to address other problems like abnormal tooth wear, stress on bone or gum tissues, poor chewing function, or TMJ which is a misalignment of the jaw joints. Many of these issues can be resolved with quality orthodontic care. Please consult with one of our dentists to learn more about whether braces are a viable option for you.
TYPES OF BRACES
Braces can be made of metal, ceramic, or plastic. They may be brackets bonded to your teeth or they may be removable appliances. Brackets come in metal, tooth color and clear. Wires are less noticeable than they used to be and the latest wire materials help move teeth faster with less discomfort to patients. Contact our team at Clearwater Dental Clinic to learn more about what options would be best suited to your dental needs.
ON YOUR WAY TO A BEAUTIFUL SMILE
In addition to a beautiful smile, another benefit of having proper jaw alignment and straighter teeth is having teeth that are easier to clean and maintain in your daily effort to prevent gum disease and tooth decay. If you are considering orthodontic treatment for yourself or a family member, come see us in Edmonton at Clearwater Dental Clinic and we’ll help get you started on the way to a healthier beautiful smile.