What do you need to know about teeth straightening?

Teeth straightening is a process to align your crooked, misaligned teeth for you to enjoy a proper chew. Teeth alignment at Kanata Highlands Dental aims to improve your dental health by treating underbites, overbites, deep bites, crossbites, open bites, teeth gaps, and remove the flaws that may cause discomfort.

Benefits of teeth straightening

Nearly 80% of our patients said that teeth straightening has helped reduce the dental discomfort and they feel confident about their personality. Teeth straightening has it's advantages, let's deep dive into knowing them in detail.

Improved gum health - It creates a strong defence against periodontal disease.
Better chew - After proper teeth and jaw alignment, you can enjoy eating your favourite foods without any discomfort.
Improved facial appearance - Teeth straightening aligns the teeth and helps regain your beautiful smile.

Ways to get your teeth straightened

There are various dental procedures that can treat misaligned teeth. Let's look into both in detail

1. Ceramic braces

Popular among adults and older teens, ceramic braces are an effective teeth alignment option with a less obvious appearance. They are less noticeable than standard metal braces because they have clear or tooth-coloured brackets and optional tooth-coloured wires.

While ceramic braces are much less visible, they work in precisely the same way as metal braces, producing the same results in the same treatment time.

2. Lingual (inside) braces

These custom-made braces are attached to the inside surfaces of your teeth. Lingual braces are customised based on the individual contours of your teeth, ensuring they are comfortable as much as possible.

However, you can take some time to get used to lingual braces and they may impact your speech and eating. This is one of the reasons why people opt for alternative treatments.

3. Clear Aligners

Clear aligners are an invisible alternative to fixed braces. They mainly help in correcting less severe orthodontic problems. Even though clear aligners are removable and clearly invisible, you need to keep them on for you to see better results.

4. Metal braces

Traditional metal braces are still the most common type of braces used for kids and teens.

Small metal brackets are attached to the teeth and are then connected with a wire, which is adjusted or changed at regular intervals. The process of the treatment is slow but effective as it gradually aligns your teeth and corrects your bite. It is a reliable option for teens or adults who are on a budget.

The baseline

There is no cut off age for getting your teeth aligned with braces. In your consultation, we carefully assess your oral health and flag any concerns that may arise. Speedy recovery and getting back to normal is what most of our patients want. To help your treatment progress as quickly as possible, we recommend you maintain good oral hygiene and take care of your appliance by brushing and flossing two to three times a day and after every meal.

Looking for Clear Aligners treatment Ottawa? Kanata Highlands Dental, a friendly dentist who takes care of your dental hygiene with utmost care.
For appointments, book online, call us at 613-270-1001 or email us at info@kanatahighlandsdental.ca

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