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Orthodontics

Dentists at our practice are trained in the use of the American Progressive Orthodontic System (POS) and have seen hundreds of clients over the years providing quality orthodontics.

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REASONS FOR BRACES

The main reason patients want braces is cosmetic.  Their teeth are crooked or misaligned and they wish to change their appearance.

However there are other reasons as well like having too much of an "overbite" (we call this large over jet or class 2) or having an "underbite" (negative over jet or class 3). 

There may be other problems such as having a "bad bite" or teeth do not fit together properly. 

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Also not being able to chew properly or having jaw joint problems may be improved by braces. Having a narrow upper palate or jaw size discrepancy may be another reason eg. Upper/lower jaw too large or small can be another reason.

TYPES OF BRACES

Orthodontics typically involves the use of braces for aligning teeth. Braces consist of brackets that are bonded to the teeth, and arch wires that are threaded through the brackets. The arch wires act as a track and guide each tooth to its proper position. There are several types of orthodontic braces available to consumers, including the more traditional metal braces, ceramic "tooth-colored" braces, and clear plastic braces.

METAL BRACES

These are the bread and butter of the orthodontic world. They are used to treat a lot of cases and work very well, getting the job done!

  1. Work well on difficult cases where there is a lot of tooth movement (extraction cases)
  2. Work faster & more efficiently
  3. Easier to repair if come off & don’t tend to break

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CERAMIC “TOOTH COLOURED” BRACES

  1. Ceramic braces utilize less noticeable brackets for patients concerned about the appearance of their smile.
  2. Ceramic brackets are translucent, so they blend in with your natural tooth color.
  3. This means that, unlike traditional stainless metal braces, ceramic braces won’t make your smile look "metallic".
  4. In addition, ceramic braces are designed so that they won't stain or discolor over long periods of time.
  5. These work well on simple cases and not major tooth movement.
  6. Good for adult cases with minimal crowding.

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