Braces are so much more than just a tool to achieve an aesthetically pleasing smile. True, research shows that people with beautiful straight white teeth are more confident, happier and more successful. However, at Dundas Dental, the world of orthodontics and craniofacial orthopaedics represents a golden opportunity to help many of our patients with various health issues. We treat “crooked teeth” and “bad bites” for reasons other than just their unsightly appearance: we treat them for health reasons, be it physical or emotional. Our primary objective is to be as non-invasive as possible and avoid unnecessary extractions and surgery.
This patient had a pronounced overbite.
Our office treats children, adults and seniors alike. Generally speaking, the earlier a problem is identified, the easier it is to treat. But just because you missed out on having braces as a child doesn’t mean that you must now live with crooked teeth! Most of the time, age is not a barrier and we can help you achieve both a better bite and a better smile.
In all cases, our main goal is to ensure that the patient would benefit from such treatment for health reasons, in addition to having a star studded smile. Options include regular braces, lingual braces, Invisalign® and more.
Many of our adult patients are opting for Invisalign, because they are otherwise known as “invisible braces.” Now, you can have straighter teeth without everyone knowing that you are wearing braces!
The important thing to remember is that great health benefits can be realized through proper treatment of orthodontic and craniofacial problems, usually without extractions or surgery.
When you visit our office for a consultation, we will discuss all of the options available to you and which would be the most beneficial to you. We are always happy to answer any questions you have!