Full-Service dental office in Thornhill providing orthodontic treatment solutions
Dental braces, commonly used in orthodontics, are useful for aligning teeth and improving overall dental health; they gradually adjust the teeth’s alignment to optimize your bite. Additionally, braces can solve many problems associated with misaligned biting profiles, crooked teeth, and other teeth and jaw flaws. Braces can also be an excellent dental health investment for the long term. Since there are fewer gaps for bacteria to build up with better-aligned teeth, cavities are less likely to occur in the future.
On top of the health benefits that come with straightening your teeth, they give your smile a significant cosmetic boost!
Process of Getting Braces
Typically, four elements make up a brace: brackets, bonding material, archwire, and ligature plastic. The archwire is continuously putting pressure on the brackets and the teeth, which gradually adjusts the teeth towards the desired placement. During this process, the teeth become loose and force the bone to remodel itself to support the teeth in their new arrangement. This process is called “bone remodeling.”
Typically, braces need between six months to two and a half years to complete tooth alignment. Occasionally, orthodontic spacers must create enough space on the back teeth before braces can be applied.
TYPES OF BRACES
Our specialized orthodontists at Emerald Dental Clinic evaluate every patient personally to provide each individual with the best orthodontic plan. Among the options for the type of braces that you may use, the most common ones are:
- Made from stainless steel and sometimes with titanium.
- May have rubber bands that hold the wire onto the metal brackets.
- May have no rubber bands, and the wire passes through the brackets (reduced treatment time, less pain, fewer adjustments required)
May be used in the case of an allergy to nickel (found in stainless steel), or in the case for the aesthetic appeal of gold over silver braces.
Lingual may be used as a more cosmetic alternative to traditional braces and is bond to the back of the teeth and away from view.
Titanium braces may be used in the case of an allergy to nickel or stainless steel and are Lighter than stainless steel but equally strong. As you expect , these braces are more expensive than traditional stainless steel braces.
A high-tech approach involving 3D computer models, treatment planning software, and custom made wire to achieve a faster treatment time than with traditional braces.
May be used to gradually move teeth to their desired location when orthodontic treatment is not complicated.
a. May be a more cosmetic alternative due to the invisibility of the aligners.
b. It can be more convenient than traditional braces and just as effective.
c. Click here to learn more about Invisalign.
If you do not have severe misalignments of your teeth or problems that impair your bite, a cheaper and faster route to a beautiful smile is Six Month Smiles. Click here to learn more about Six Month Smiles vs. traditional braces.
It’s never too late to get your teeth aligned and bring out your best smile. For our patients, it is life-changing! Click here and call us today to book your evaluation visit for an Orthodontic Treatment at our Thornhill Clinic.
Hear From our Happy Patients
My experience at Emerald Dental Care was excellent from beginning to end. The staff jumped through hoops to accommodate my special circumstances, and I wasn’t even a regular patient – it was my first time visiting the office. I called them explaining that my benefits were ending in a few days and that I was in a rush to get some complicated dental work done which my regular dentist couldn’t complete in time. The whole office pulled strings, strategized, and did whatever they could do to ensure the procedure was done on time. I’ve never felt so appreciated before by strangers. Besides their kindness and sincerity, they’re also highly professional: the procedure went perfectly. I highly recommend Emerald Dental Care.
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Today was my 2-year-old daughter’s first dental appointment. My wife and I were predicting to have a tough day but surprisingly Dr. Saeidi turned it to a very pleasant day using her professional skills and experiences. She did 2 dental fillings and complete exam and cleaning on her teeth and my daughter didn’t even move her head or didn’t even cry for a moment. I’m so glad that I have come to this dental office based on my friend’s referral and more importantly founded a very positive mentality for my daughter that I’m sure will last for good.
As a member of a large healthcare facility in Toronto, I can surely say; this dental office is going to be referred and held in the highest regard. The administration staff are welcoming and personable, the dental assistants are efficient and polite and Dr. Saeidi was compassionate, wonderful bedside manner, wonderful demeanor, succinct, and efficient. It was the best dental experience I have ever had and I will be recommending them to anyone I know that comes to me with a dental question. Thank you all!!!
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