One of the most common misconceptions about orthodontics is that it’s only for young people like teens and pre-teens. While there are benefits to managing alignment while young people are still growing, orthodontic treatment is available to everyone! Invisalign is a popular option for adults who prefer a removable device, or feel self-conscious about wearing traditional braces.
Orthodontics generally requires a long-term approach to oral health, and we’ll be with you every step of the way. We’ll teach you how to maintain your orthodontic devices properly, and show you all the best tips for improving your comfort throughout the process. Our friendly team is always ready to assist you, and we offer a variety of services to meet your orthodontic needs.
Proper alignment is very important to the long-term health of your teeth. No matter how thoroughly you clean your teeth, you can only clean the surfaces that your toothbrush can reach. Crooked, crowded, or misaligned teeth create hard-to-reach places, where plaque can build up and cause tooth decay and gum disease over time. Flossing and rinsing help clean those difficult areas, but orthodontics is the only permanent solution to address alignment.
Orthodontic treatment will leave you with a well-aligned smile that you can’t wait to show off at every opportunity. Properly aligned teeth are also easier to clean and maintain, so you’ll be able to keep your smile sparkling for many years to come.
If the term “braces” brings back memories of bulky, metal devices, you’re in for a pleasant surprise. While today’s braces still rely on the same basic concepts, they’re much more compact. Ceramic braces work in the same way as their metal counterparts, and blend even better with the natural colour of your teeth. Today’s braces lower the risk of pain by employing special wires that apply a low continuous force to the teeth. All these modern improvements mean more comfort, less pain, and a more aesthetically pleasing look.
Invisalign braces are perfect for patients who desire discreet, flexible treatment. These clear, removable plastic trays are custom fitting to our patients’ teeth using our digital scanner. Patients appreciate Invisalign for it’s great esthetics and ease of use.
Jaw alignment may not get as much publicity as other oral health issues, but that doesn’t diminish its importance. In addition to having a major impact on oral health, proper jaw alignment can also help reduce the occurrence of tension headaches, promote better health in the temporomandibular joint (TMJ) that connects your jaw to your skull, and even make it easier to eat the foods you love. Mild jaw misalignment, or malocclusion, is common and rarely exhibits symptoms, but more severe cases are often very painful.
Have more questions about tooth alignment, jaw alignment, or orthodontic treatments? We’re happy to help! Dr. Loreen Wong and her team at Century Park Dental are standing by to walk you through your options, and develop a treatment plan tailored to your unique needs. We’ll even work with your insurance company to make sure that you get the great oral care you deserve.
Century Park Dental is a general dentistry practice and all dental treatment is provided by a general dentist.