When Should You Consider Orthodontics?

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:
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Two-Phase Treatment for Children

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.
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What are Invisalign Attachments?

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!
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4 Things To Know About Your Teeth!

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.
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Are Straight Teeth Important?

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.
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3 Myths About Orthodontics

Like many topics in the health care industry, Orthodontics has many myths! At Unionville Orthodontics we are here to help clear the air and debunk these myths.
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Dangers of DIY Orthodontics

At Unionville Orthodontics, we are proud to offer orthodontic treatment and serve as a resource for orthodontic health in Markham. A very hot topic today, is the current trend of “DIY Orthodontics.” We are happy to help answer questions you may have about this popular new concept!
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Do Braces Hurt?

Do braces hurt? What can I do to relieve any potential pain? These are some of the common questions among orthodontic patients. These questions are perfectly reasonable because most dental procedures are associated with some discomfort. When it comes to orthodontic treatment, such as braces - there can be some initial discomfort. We liken it to a new pair of shoes, it takes time for your feet to break in a new pair of shoes and it takes your mouth and teeth some time to get use to the new braces. At Unionville Orthodontics we are here to help manage that!
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What do Rubber Bands do for Braces?

Some orthodontic patients need rubber bands during their braces treatment, while others don’t. Do you ever wonder why? What’s the primary purpose of using rubber bands for braces? At Unionville Orthodontics, we want you to understand why sometimes rubber bands are used with your braces and what they do for your teeth.
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