What is Orthodontics?

Orthodontics is a branch of dentistry that treats malocclusion, a condition in which the teeth are not in their correct position when you close your mouth, resulting in an improper bite.

What Do Orthodontists Do?

Orthodontists are specialists in using removable and fixed dental tools, such as bands, braces, and retainers, to move teeth around in the mouth in order to straighten teeth. As a result, they handle the following dental anomalies:

  • Jaw misalignment 
  • Teeth that are too far apart or crowded teeth 
  • Crooked teeth bite problems, including an overbite or an under-bite
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A person with braces on their teeth, undergoing orthodontic treatment for dental alignment
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Making a person look better is one of the objectives of various treatments. However, the goal of orthodontics is to alter a patient’s eating habits. Additionally, teeth on the other side of the mouth will line up with straight teeth with evenly spaced teeth. You can eat, chew, and speak clearly if your teeth are in good condition. In the past, braces-users were the only ones who visited the dentist. However, individuals of any age experiencing dental issues can benefit from the services of orthodontists.

Benefits of Orthodontics

Orthodontics has additional benefits over improving cosmetic appearance, which include:

  • Reduced risk of gum injury and trauma due to malocclusion and overbites.
  • Less risk of dental caries
  • Improvement of self-esteem
  • Improved function of teeth, including better chewing and clearer pronunciation and speech

For this purpose, the orthodontist uses a range of medical and dental devices to achieve these goals, including headgear, plates, and braces.

Devices

Orthodontic devices can be removable or fixed:

Fixed Orthodontic Appliances

Most of the time, orthodontics uses fixed devices. On the one hand, using fixed instruments to eat is customary. On the other hand, there are some foods and drinks that you should stay away from, like fizzy beverages and sticky meals. Among the orthodontic treatments are:

Braces

Braces consist of bands, wires, and brackets. Typically, the last one connects to the front of the teeth. While bands serve as anchors for the appliance by being fixed firmly around the teeth, wires fix to the bands and pass through the brackets in the shape of an arch. When the dentist tightens the archwire, tension is applied to the teeth. In the long run, it moves the teeth into the proper position.
Follow-up involves monthly visits to tighten or adjust the braces. For that reason, treatment may last from several months to some years. Obviously, both coloured and clear braces are available.

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Removable Orthodontic Appliances

Removable orthodontic appliances can remedy minor issues. For example, straightening slightly crooked teeth or stopping a child from sucking their thumb. Even though these devices should only be taken out to floss, clean, or eat, the orthodontist may sometimes tell the patient to take them out for certain activities, like riding or playing a wind instrument.
These are some examples of portable devices:

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Aligners

Since aligners are nearly invisible, adults can use them in place of braces. To eat, floss, or clean your teeth, you can remove them. You will spend two to three weeks wearing the aligner on your teeth. Our dentist will then provide us with one that fits better.

Headgears

As it is shown, a headgear is a strap around the back of the head attached to a face bow or metal wire in the front to keep the back teeth in position, pull back the front ones, and slow down upper jaw growth.

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An image of a woman undergoing orthodontic treatment, with a metal device on her teeth for dental correction
Retainers

Finally, our dentist uses retainers to stop the teeth from moving to their original position after treatment. Also, she may use them to prevent children from thumb sucking.

Generally, there are two types of removable retainers:

  • A Hawley retainer consists of acrylic and metal. The wire surrounds the anterior teeth, and the acrylic fits on the roof of the mouth.
  • The other kind of material for retainers is clear plastic. So it looks like an Invisalign aligner and fits over the teeth.

Permanent braces are glued or bonded to the back of the teeth by a dentist. And they usually suggest permanent braces for the front lower teeth because they are more likely to move back to where they were before.
In some cases, orthodontists suggest putting a fixed, permanent one on the front teeth of the lower jaw and a clear plastic aligner on the rest of the lower arch.

Why Choose Dental Land as Your Family Orthodontist?
Individualized Care, Exceptional Results
  • The orthodontic specialists at Dental Land provide leading-edge individualized orthodontic treatment tailored to your specific needs.
  • We are aware that no two people are the same. Our team works to ensure that you will have the best orthodontic experience possible.
  • The highly qualified staff at Dental Land will walk you through the process so that you understand every step of your treatment plan.

Our dentist is an expert in aligning and straightening teeth considering that she uses orthodontic treatments to correct jaw imperfections, malocclusion, crooked teeth, overbites, and underbites. So Dr. Yarahmadi is not only about enhancing or correcting a smile, but she also improves your dental health.

Dental Land offers orthodontic services for adults, teens, and children, including invisible braces, clear braces, and traditional metal braces. Also, we offer Invisalign clear aligners. Finally, children and adults can achieve excellent orthodontic results to straighten teeth with early evaluation and diagnosis.

Book an appointment, and we will develop a treatment plan just for you. Because at Dental Land in Summerhill, we treat adults and children with a full range of orthodontic solutions.

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The Best Orthodontics Services in Toronto

Dental Land is your convenient choice for orthodontics in Summerhill, Toronto. We are here for you. With our on-site orthodontic team, you can receive all dental services under one roof.

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