Orthodontic Treatment in North York
Living with crooked teeth can present many challenges for your dental health and your daily life.
You might feel self-conscious about interacting with other people if you have gaps in your smile or teeth that overlap. Feeling confident about your smile is important, but did you also know that crooked teeth can impact your dental health?
Why Straight Teeth Are Important for Your Smile
Having straight teeth protects your dental health in several ways.
First, crooked teeth are harder to keep clean during brushing and flossing. Second, if you can’t successfully remove plaque and bacteria from your teeth when you brush and floss, your risk of developing problems like tooth decay and gum disease increases.
Next, tooth misalignment results in bite misalignment. When your bite is not correctly aligned, it can cause several problems, including painful issues with your jaw joint or TMJ.
Bite misalignment and TMJ issues can lead to these concerns:
- Frequent headaches or migraines
- Neck and shoulder pain
- Your jaw locking in the open or closed position
- Clenching and grinding your teeth (bruxism)
- Excessive wear or other damage to your teeth
Straighter teeth can make it easier to brush and floss, giving you more confidence in your smile, and protecting your dental health.
At Emery Village Dental, our dentists offer traditional braces with brackets and wires and invisible braces with Invisalign to meet all of your orthodontic needs.
Traditional Orthodontic Treatment in North York
Traditional orthodontic treatment is ideal for children, teens, or adults with complicated bite concerns. Some of the problems that traditional orthodontic treatment can correct are:
- Tooth misalignment or rotated teeth
- Gaps or spacing between teeth
- Open bite
- Teeth that overlap
Brackets and wires move teeth gradually into alignment and correctly position your bite to help you maintain the health of your jaw joint.
Invisible Braces in North York
Our dentists are also certified Invisalign providers in North York, which means that they can determine if Invisalign is right for your needs, and then oversee your treatment from start to finish here at our dental office.
They will begin with a thorough examination and x-rays to determine if Invisalign can meet your needs. Then, if you move forward with Invisalign treatment, they will use 3-D imaging to create your personalized treatment plan and even show you the possibilities for your finished smile and what it will look like.
Invisalign uses that treatment plan to create a series of clear plastic aligners that you will wear for 22 hours each day as they gently align your teeth.
Our patients love that Invisalign provides straighter teeth with the utmost discretion since the aligners are clear and hardly noticeable. They’re also smooth and comfortable to wear without patients worrying about the discomfort of pokey brackets or wires.
Would You Like to Learn More About Orthodontic Treatment in North York?
If you, a loved one, or your child are interested in a straighter smile, we invite you to contact Emery Village Dental today to schedule an orthodontic evaluation.