Our talented and experienced orthodontist at Lord Dufferin Dental Center offers orthodontic treatments to help you straighten your teeth and achieve a healthier, more beautiful smile. Orthodontic treatment also helps you to achieve a correct bite and jaw alignment, improving your oral and overall health. We invite you to call our office about orthodontics in Orangeville at 519-938-9500 to schedule your consultation with Dr. Way and to learn more about the benefits of orthodontics. We always offer a complimentary consultation!
Orthodontics is the branch of dentistry focused on correcting irregularities of the teeth and jaw, especially in how they align and fit together. There are several orthodontic treatment options available, and our team will make certain that you receive the one that is right for your personal needs. Through orthodontics, we can correct teeth that are:
We can also correct problems with the alignment of the bite, including overbite, under bite, open bite, and cross bite.
At our practice we offer invisalign. Invisalign is not like your regular metal braces. It is a clear tray that is made by the company, and adjusted periodically to shift your teeth into alignment. Invisalign cannot be used in more difficult cases it is usually used for minor cases of crowding or gapping of the teeth.
Another appliance that is used by our orthodontist in Orangeville is a palatal expander. The palatal expander focuses on widening the upper jaw. The upper jaw needs to be widened when the palate is to narrow, and not allowing the teeth on the upper jaw to occlude (meet) with the teeth on the lower jaw. In some cases before braces are put on the palatal expander will be placed to help the teeth match occlusion, and then the braces will be placed to then straighten the teeth.
While many patients think of orthodontics as an effective way to improve the aesthetics of their smile, orthodontic treatment is also very beneficial to your oral health and function. Correctly aligned teeth are generally at a lower risk for dental problems like tooth decay and gum disease, and orthodontics can also make it easier for you to chew, eat, and speak properly. To learn more about orthodontics in Orangeville and the treatment methods we provide at our office, we invite you to contact us today. We are dedicated to helping you achieve a straighter, healthier, and more beautiful smile in!