As you grow, your teeth develop and change. The development of your teeth is affected by a variety of factors, including how well you take care of them and how much space your mouth has for them to grow. When your teeth have too little or too much space in the mouth to develop, they can become crooked or misaligned over time. Misaligned teeth can result in underbites, overbites and malocclusions that interfere with the way you eat or speak.
Malocclusions are common among children and teenagers and, if left untreated, in adults. At the Humber-27 Dental Office, our dentists check for malocclusions and misaligned teeth during routine checkups. Once detected, we provide corrective orthodontics that can effectively treat crooked teeth and misaligned teeth.
The most common treatment for crooked teeth, traditional metal braces are made of stainless steel and titanium. During a period of several months or years, they can support and straighten crooked teeth by applying a constant but gentle pressure against the teeth, forcing them to move into the ideal position.
An alternative to metal braces, Invisalign is a device that straightens crooekd teeth. Unlike metal braces, Invisalign braces are made of smooth, clear plastic and can be removed at any time. It allows you to enjoy whatever foods you want, and to continue brushing and flossing your teeth in the normal way in order to better preserve your periodontal health.
Virtually invisible, they are hidden inside your mouth during treatment. Comfortable and effective, they can straighten teeth more quickly than traditional metal braces.
As specialists in Etobicoke orthodontics, we believe that proper tooth development throughout childhood and adolescence is essential to good dental health. For more information on how we can help you or your children with Orthodontics, contact us today.