Mississauga dentists offer orthodontic treatment
Having an attractive smile has never been more important. Straight teeth bring value to a selfie, dating site, or job interview, and boost self-confidence. Plus, a straight smile has health benefits. The Mississauga dentists at Huron Dental Centre offer orthodontic treatment (with a FREE consultation) as part of their commitment to your beautiful smile.
Straight teeth establish healthier mouths
Did you know that straight teeth contribute to oral health? Crooked teeth create overlaps, spaces, and nooks that hide bits of food debris. Teeth may be tight, making flossing more challenging. This sets ideal conditions for harmful oral bacteria to flourish. These microorganisms, and the sticky film of plaque they generate, are the starting point of tooth decay and gum disease.
Misaligned teeth may also disrupt occlusion – the way upper and lower teeth come together when you bite down. This reduces chewing function (which may affect digestion) and can lead to painful TMJ disorders. Misalignment may cause teeth to wear prematurely, as well.
It is never too late to go straight
Once, braces were for thought of as just for kids. With modern techniques and materials, adults can take advantage of straight, attractive teeth, too. While every patient receives personalized attention at Huron Dental Centre, the process follows these general steps:
- A thorough examination is performed, including x-rays and impressions, to evaluate overall oral health, alignment, and bite.
- Existing dental problems, such as tooth decay or gum disease must be addressed before orthodontic treatment begins.
- The dentist uses molds of your mouth to design a plan and mock-up of treatment.
- Tooth surfaces are conditioned, brackets are cemented, and wires are inserted and tightened.
- You receive instructions on food limitations, and home hygiene to keep braces and teeth clean during treatment.
- Adjustment visits are scheduled. At these appointments, wires are moved and snugged, or replaced.
- Regular checkups are especially important while appliances are in place.
- At the conclusion of treatment, braces are removed, and a retainer is provided to maintain beautiful results.
Our goal with this treatment is to get your smile aligned as efficiently and comfortably as possible. Call 855 393-0900 in Mississauga to schedule a FREE orthodontic consultation.