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:
The first step is a consultation. Our orthodontist will examine your teeth, take x-rays and photographs, and determine the degree of misalignment. They will then recommend the best treatment option and explain the procedure thoroughly. Patients can choose between the options presented by our orthodontic team, which can include traditional braces or Invisalign clear aligners.
Orthodontic treatment involves moving your teeth gradually over a few months or years. The braces apply a carefully calculated amount of pressure on your teeth to move them into a healthier position. This can cause some initial soreness, after the first few adjustments. Usually cooler foods and softer foods will be more comfortable to eat in the first few days with braces.
Once the treatment is complete, you will go through a retention period where your teeth and gums adjust into their new position. We provide retainers during this phase to ensure your teeth don’t shift back into their previous position.
If you want to learn more about orthodontic treatment, feel free to contact us at Unionville Orthodontics. You can get in touch through our contact form or call 905-477-7186.
-The Unionville Orthodontics Team