ORTHODONTIST IN WATERLOO
Orthodontics near you is a branch of dentistry specializing in the diagnosis, prevention, and treatment of jaw, face and bite irregularities (malocclusions*). Orthodontic treatment is provided by an oral health care provider known as an orthodontist, who has completed two to three years of additional training beyond dental school.
Recent years have brought about many changes within the dental industry, specifically with regards to orthodontic treatment in Waterloo. Now more than ever patients are experiencing fewer incidences of cavities and missing teeth due to the heightened awareness of fluoride use and preventative dentistry. This increasing awareness on the health and look of a patient’s smile has fueled the desire for many to seek out orthodontia not only as a medical necessity, but for cosmetic reasons as well.
Whether it’s traditional braces or custom made removable appliances, Waterloo orthodontics can help you have the healthy, straight, beautiful smile you’ve been waiting for!
We provide Orthodontics in Waterloo, ON. We use braces to treat malocclusions – that is, irregularities of the teeth and jaw so that they function properly for eating, speaking and smiling. We also provide other specialty treatments such as Invisalign clear aligners for minor corrections, Orthognathic surgery for more serious jaw and facial abnormalities, Orthodontics for children with special needs and Orthopedic dental solutions.
Most adults are initially apprehensive about Orthodontic treatment as most people do not enjoy having something stuck to their teeth for months at a time. Our Waterloo Orthodontists can help you improve your smile while improving your confidence!
Orthodontic treatments usually span 1-2 years (if a patient’s teeth move quickly) or 2-3 (if a patient experiences slow movement.) At the end of orthodontic treatment, most patients will have: A better sense of aesthetics through straighter and more evenly spaced teeth, improved oral health through better fitting, a more stable bite, and reduced symptoms of TMJ by properly aligning the jaw.
BRACES WATERLOO, ON
Braces near you can be used to treat dental problems that affect your bite, such as overcrowding, underbites and overbites.
- Phase 1: An Orthodontist uses x-rays and impressions of your mouth to determine the types and severity of problems. The problem is discussed with you, and a course of treatment plan is decided on. Most people need braces or another form of corrective wear for one to two years before their problems are corrected.
- Phase 2: You will be fitted with braces (a clear plastic device that has metal brackets attached). Braces change the positions of teeth by either mechanical means such as elastics, or by applying pressure to the teeth.
- Phase 3: The course of treatment usually lasts between 15 and 36 months. It’s important that you keep your appointments with your Orthodonist for regular check-ups so they can monitor your progress.
INVISALIGN WATERLOO, ON
Invisalign is a clear alternative to braces! Invisalign uses an invisible series of removable aligners, much like retainers, that work over time to gently move teeth into their proper position.
Invisalign Orthodontic treatment is a series of clear, virtually invisible plastic aligners that gently and gradually shift the teeth so they move into place. Each set is worn for about two weeks before being replaced with the next set until you reach your final destination. Orthodontists are skilled at creating beautiful smiles without braces by using your natural abilities to nudge and reposition your teeth.
Give us a call or book online to schedule a consultation for Waterloo orthodontics and start your journey to straighter teeth and a more beautiful smile today!