Braces aren’t just for kids anymore. Tooth alignment can be changed at any age if your gums and bone structure are healthy.
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Orthodontics - Braces
Orthodontic treatment at later stages in life can dramatically improve your personal appearance and self-esteem. Improving the health of your teeth and gums is equally important. Crooked teeth and a bad bite can contribute to gum and bone loss, tooth decay, abnormal wear of the tooth enamel and surfaces, headaches and jaw joint (TMJ/TMD) pain.

Good news! The new techniques and appliances we use greatly reduce discomfort levels, decrease the frequency of visits, shorten treatment time and may allow you to choose from several options. The days of metal bands wrapped around each of your teeth individually are long gone! Your options may include metal braces, translucent braces, or Invisalign. During the initial examination, we will be able to determine the best possible treatment for your individual needs. During this initial examination, we can outline the treatment plan, time of treatment expected and the approximate cost.

Metal braces are the most common type. They are made of high-grade stainless steel and are smaller, more comfortable and more attractive than they have been in the past.

Clear (or ceramic) braces are made of translucent (clear) material. They are most popular with adult patients due to their cosmetic appeal. The only drawback to ceramic brackets is that they are more fragile, and the elastic ties can discolour between orthodontic visits.

When we remove your braces, we will begin the retention stage of your treatment.  Your final orthodontic result depends on you wearing your retainers, so follow through with the hard work you’ve put in so far. Remember to remove your retainer before eating, and brush your retainer before placing it back in your mouth. Alternatively, we can fit you with a permanent fixed wire retainer on the inner surfaces of your teeth which will result in an aesthetically pleasing smile.

A large percentage of our patients are adults, and they agree that it’s never too late to improve their greatest asset – their smile.
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