Braces or clear aligners can correct most misalignments and improve the appearance of your teeth significantly. Most people who come in for a consultation at Unionville Orthodontics in Markham are interested in knowing what is involved in orthodontic treatment. Here’s a look at the process:
Misaligned teeth are more common than you think. While some people have very severe teeth misalignment or crowding issues, others have only minor problems. While the latter may be fixed with aligners like Invisalign, in severe cases, only braces prove to be effective. Here at Unionville Orthodontics in Markham, we offer both types of treatments and our orthodontists will determine which one will be best suited to your condition.
Are you concerned about having to wear metal braces and dealing with all the brackets and wires? Are you worried about how you’ll look when you smile? We at Unionville Orthodontics in Markham, offer Radiance Brackets to our patients. Here’s a look at how they are different from traditional metal braces.
Self-care is essential during orthodontic treatments. While your orthodontist will keep an eye on how the treatment is progressing, you are responsible for everyday care. At Unionville Orthodontics, we provide detailed instructions on self-care to ensure our orthodontic treatments are successful and your teeth remain healthy. Here are a few things you should keep in mind:
The word ‘malocclusion’ can be translated into ‘bad bite,’ which is exactly what it means. This common dental problem includes everything from crooked teeth to overbites. At Unionville Orthodontics, we provide customized treatment plans for malocclusions. Our orthodontic team will examine your smile, teeth, and jaws to closely understand the true extent of the problem and provide you with solutions accordingly.
Everyone wants to have straight and aligned teeth. They want a beautiful smile that makes a good impression on others in their social and professional circles. At Unionville Orthodontics, we can work with you to achieve these goals through our customized treatment plans. We can gently move your teeth into the proper alignment helping you achieve a beautiful smile. When should you consider orthodontic treatment? According to the American Association of Orthodontists, here are a few helpful indicators:
Orthodontic treatment can be completed in two phases, also known as “early treatment” or “two-phase treatment”. This is suggested for a child who has orthodontic problems but may not have all of their permanent teeth. Two-phase treatment means that treatment is done at two separate stages. The reason behind this is to help take advantage of the predictable stages of dental development and physical growth of your child. At Unionville Orthodontics we’ve put together some information to help parents understand more about two-phase orthodontic treatment and it’s benefits.
Invisalign is one of the most innovative orthodontic treatments available today. One of the benefits of Invisalign includes its ability to use attachments. These attachments help to achieve the best results from your Invisalign aligners. Curious about these attachments and why they are necessary? At Unionville Orthodontics, we are happy to help!
Your teeth play a vital role in everyday life. You rely on them to chew, talk, bite and of course show off your smile! Unless you are having a problem with your teeth, you probably don’t give them too much thought. However, your teeth are special, and there are many facts you may not know about them. At Unionville Orthodontics, we’re here to share some knowledge about your teeth.
Is having straight teeth important to you? According to the results of a study completed in 2016, 8 out of 10 American adults believe that there is value in having straight teeth. This study also showed that 80 percent of patients who had orthodontic treatment felt that straightening their teeth positively impacted their lives. Based on this research, one of the primary motivations for correcting crooked teeth and bite problems was to boost one’s self-esteem and enhance their overall appearance.