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Orthodontic Dentistry
Optimal treatment planning and results provided by orthodontists with Ph. degrees in Orthodontics
Interceptive
Orthodontics
Orthodontics for adolescents

Orthodontic treatment of children who are growing is very important to help provide guidance for teeth and facial growth

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When should i get my child’s first corrective exam?
Although it varies from child to child, the first orthodontic examination is suitable for kids around 6-7 years old. This is when the permanent teeth begin eruption and starts forming the occlusal relationship.
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Are my child’s teeth erupting properly?
Sometimes it is not easy to find out if a child has an orthodontic problem. Orthodontic intervention may be required for severe underbite/overbite, when it is difficult to chew, or when teeth are flared due to mouth breathing or finger sucking.
When should I start my child’s comprehensive orthodontic treatment?
In general, orthodontic treatment is most often performed between the ages of 10 and 14, but in some cases, treatment may begin around 6-7.
Adult Orthodontics
Improve facial esthetics
The most important and basic goal of orthodontic treatment is to improve facial aesthetics. The shape of your mouth, your gums and your jaw can all be related to orthodontics
Improve teeth alignment
Teeth should be in harmony with the lips, they should be properly aligned. In addition, the correct ratio of width and length of teeth also contributes to the aesthetics of your smile.
Improve occlusion and mastication
The lower and upper teeth should engage in a proper biting scheme to maximize function and minimize unwanted pressure on the TMJ.
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Improve gum health
Teeth should be in favourable position to improve the health of your gums. Gums can be affected by spaces between teeth, inclination of teeth and the position of the teeth.
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Maintenance / Retention
It is important to keep the teeth in place after orthodontic treatment. Not only is it important to always wear your retainer, it’s important to make sure that by the end of the treatment, your teeth are left in a physiologically acceptable place
Transparent Orthodontics
Invisalign / Clear Aligners, Transparent Braces and wires

What is Invisalign?

Invisalign is a clear arch shaped device that can be popped in and out of your mouth. It moves teeth without having to bond any metal orthodontic brackets. It is replaced by the patient in a planned sequence to move teeth to the desired position in the mouth.

Advantages of Invisalign

  • It is clear, making it hard to see for patients who are self-conscious about adult orthodontic treatment.
  • It can be removed during eating, or during important events. However, it is advised that they are worn for at least 22 hours per day.
  • You can still floss easily! Just pop them out to clean your teeth and maintain your oral health.

Transparent clear brackets

We also offer clear or white orthodontic brackets and Tooth colored wires.

Orthognathic Surgery

If growth of the jaw or skeletal malocclusion is so severe that it is impossible to position the teeth aesthetically and functionally by orthodontic treatment only, orthognathic surgery may be required. Surgery and orthodontic treatment should be combined for ideal results

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Q&A

I’m 60 years old, can I still get orthodontic treatment?

Of course! If you have healthy teeth and gums, your teeth can move regardless of your age.

Can you just correct my front teeth?

This is possible, but often times the molars prevent ideal alignment of the front teeth. This is why we still need a detailed consultation with the orthodontist before coming up with an ideal treatment plan.

I have had treatment for gum disease before, can I still get braces?

Gum disease can lead to teeth moving due to the loss of bone around the roots. The alignment of the teeth may be needed to make it easier for you to brush your teeth and maintain a healthy dentition.

Can I have orthodontic treatment if I have diabetes?

There is no contraindication for orthodontic treatment for patients with diabetes.

What if I don’t want any metal to show?

Clear aligners such as Invisalgn can be used to provide treatment without having any visible metal.