Teeth Alignment (Invisalign and Braces) in Ottawa, ON
Orthodontic dentistry focuses on the diagnosis and treatment of malocclusions and tooth misalignments. For this purpose, orthodontic treatment involves using braces, clear aligners, and other dental appliances. Orthodontics is not only used to enhance aesthetic appeal, but also to improve mouth function and oral health. What’s more, orthodontic treatment can help with speech impediments as well. In short, properly aligned teeth and bite correction make it is easier to chew, speak, and smile.
Some of the most common problems we fix with orthodontic treatment at Albert Street Dentistry are spacing issues, overbites, underbites, and overcrowding. Depending on the age of the patient, the method used, and the severity of the problem, treatment can take 6 to 30 months to complete.
While bite issues are often passed down by genetics, these problems can be exacerbated by other factors such as thumb/finger sucking. Before the treatment course begins, we will determine the cause of the misalignments or bad bite. To make a proper diagnosis, your dentist in Ottawa will start by taking x-rays, photographs, and mouth impressions. All of these tools make it possible for us to make informative decisions. From there, we will discuss the best treatment options for your situation.
Keep in mind that optimal results are achieved when you and your Ottawa dentist or orthodontist work together. The dedicated team at Albert Street Dentistry is committed to delivering the best possible care. Our goal is for you to achieve your smile objectives and ultimately, oral health for life.
The first step towards a straight, healthy smile is to book an appointment at Albert Street Dentistry. Please contact our office today online or by phone. Our experienced team is committed to ensuring the comfort and quality of dental care of our patients. Call us now to learn more or to schedule an orthodontic consultation!
Orthodontic treatment with Invisalign®️ is a discreet way to straighten teeth. This clear aligner system is virtually invisible, so you can achieve the smile you have always wanted without traditional metal braces.
With the use of 3D digital imaging technology, your dentist will create your customized treatment plan. As a result, you will see the initial position to the final position of your teeth. This advanced system consists of a series of custom-made, clear aligner trays. Each aligner is made only for your smile. The series is designed to move teeth in small increments. You can expect to wear each tray for about two weeks. Then you will replace it with the next aligner in the series. This process will repeat until the desired position of your teeth is reached.
The Benefits of Clear Aligners
At Albert Street Dentistry, clear aligners are a popular choice among all orthodontic treatments. Made of flexible, clear plastic material, Invisalign trays are comfortable, convenient, and virtually invisible. For this reason, clear aligners are the preferred treatment among adults and teens who want a more discreet approach to orthodontic correction. The Invisalign system treats the same alignment and bites problems that conventional braces do, without brackets and wires.
Furthermore, aligners are removable. Unlike braces that are fixed in place, there are no food restrictions with Invisalign. Since the trays can be taken out, you can enjoy the foods and beverages you love. In addition, you can brush and floss your teeth as you normally do. So, it is easier to keep your teeth clean with Invisalign, as compared to other orthodontic options.
Invisalign vs. Braces
Because there are no irritating metal brackets or wires, Invisalign is the more comfortable choice. And since there are no wires to adjust, you will spend less time at our Ottawa dental office. Lastly, you can view your treatment plan and results virtually. This is done before treatment begins, so you know what to expect. When you choose Invisalign treatment, you can see how your straight teeth will look when the final position is achieved.”