Orthodontics have come a long way from their early days of the large clunky metal wires and heavy tooth mounts. Old style braces used to consist of a steel band that went around each individual tooth, and a joining wire that spanned the length of your teeth. Today, orthodontic solutions are much less intrusive, and don’t look like a mouthful of metal like they did before. Today’s braces are mounted to each tooth with a small metal mount, and thin, yet strong wire connects all surrounding teeth. They are far less noticeable, and can be modified with different coloured bands to add a touch of personality. At Abitibi Dental, we have a friendly, trusting and professional Orthodontist right in our Willowdale, North York based dental clinic.
How do Orthodontics Work?
It really is quite amazing how far your teeth can be moved through orthodontic procedures. Your bone reacts to the tension induced by the braces by creating special cells on each side of the tooth. These cells remove the bone on one side of the tooth, and build bone on the other side of your tooth, which causes your tooth to move. An orthodontist strategically applies braces onto the teeth with specific tension and wiring that will properly align your teeth, allowing for a beautiful smile and a more comfortable bite.
Orthodontics for Kids
Some children grow up with perfectly aligned teeth, while others aren’t so lucky. Between misalignment, and malocclusions – commonly referred to as an underbite or overbite – orthodontic applications are suggested to solve these dental concerns. Correcting your child’s bite through orthodontic treatment can improve dental health and tooth function while also creating a terrific smile that will have your son or daughter showing off their teeth for years to come.
Ideally, our orthodontists recommend kids between the ages of 10 and 14 years of age. This is because children’s teeth at this age are still developing, and braces are able to properly realign teeth with limited discomfort and concern. Although, braces can also be applied to people of all ages, it really is never too late to undergo orthodontic treatment that will leave you with better oral health, and a beautiful smile!
At Abitibi Dental Centre, our North York Dentists and team are happy to provide you with more information on you or your child’s orthodontic options. Dr. Saul Dimitry will consult you on the various orthodontic options, and provide you with a detailed explanation of the services necessary. Come into our Thornhill Dentistry today at 8 Abitibi Ave. (South of Yonge and Steeles) in Willowdale, North York, minutes from Vaughan. As well, feel free to call our Thornhill Dentistry at 416-223-0550