Orthodontics Braces & Retainers - Family Dentistry in North York
Orthodontics can be an important component in maintaining healthy, well aligned teeth. Here at Dentistry on Bayview, we can consult with you to determine if orthodontic treatment is the correct course of action for you.
Proper orthodontic treatment can be an important part of healthy teeth development, or oral health at any age. At our location in North York, dentists can assist you and explain which, if any, form of orthodontic treatment would be appropriate.
In very basic terms, orthodontics use wires or retainers, applied to your teeth, to gradually realign them into a more desirable configuration. Straighter teeth can be easier to clean, and are less prone to requiring medical intervention. Another advantage to having straight teeth is a healthy, uncomplicated bite.
The proper orthodontic solution can correct tooth misalignment, or even prevent it from occurring in the first place. Orthodontics can also help with issues ranging from poor sleep habits, TMJ pain, or sleep apnea.
There are several types of orthodontic treatments available from your dentist in North York. Here are just a few examples:
Traditional metal braces, which are usually the least expensive option, work by bonding small plastic handles known as ‘brackets’ to the teeth. They are then connected by a metal wire, which can be adjusted to bring teeth together, or push them apart.
Clear braces involve the use of a thin hard plastic sheath that is placed on top of teeth and worn through-out the day, but can be removed to make eating or brushing your teeth more manageable. Clear braces are less visible than traditional metal braces, and work by placing different sheaths over your teeth, over a period of time, to gradually reposition them as desired.
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