Orthodontics in Pickering, Ontario
Though orthodontics and orthopedics may have similar goals, they are different and are applied at different times. Orthopedics is often the first step to help correct any misalignment or future issues with facial development, such as crooked teeth and overcrowding with young children. This involves the use of removable dental tools, such as retainers, that shift and guides teeth into optimal position. Orthopedics can help to promote healthy teeth and jaw bone development, while preventing negative development like enlarged tonsils, mouth breathing, and allergies. In fact, successful orthopedics can prevent the need of orthodontics all together.
If needed, we may recommend orthodontic treatments. Orthodontics are at the core of dentistry, and they involve wearing applications such as permanent braces that gently correct any misalignments by pushing your teeth into the optimal position to create a healthy smile. Retainers, splints and other tools are likewise used to correct issues and give you a healthy and bright smile. Crooked teeth can negatively affect your self-esteem and make it difficult to speak and chew properly, even affecting your professional and personal life. Misaligned teeth are also difficult to clean, increasing the risks of decay and gum disease.
Compared to orthopedics, orthodontics are a semi-permanent and long-term treatment. They are semi-permanent because only the dentist can perform routine maintenance and in-depth cleanings. While overall treatment time varies, orthodontic treatment usually lasts a couple of years.
Brockington Dental Centre also offers Invisalign invisible braces for our patients in Pickering. It uses a revolutionary system of clear aligners that gradually shift your teeth into place. Invisalign allows you to achieve a straight healthy smile without anyone noticing. They allow you to speak and eat comfortably. They come in sets which the doctor will provide you every few months as the treatment advances. To find out all about our orthodontic options, contact our dentist in Pickering to set up a complimentary consultation.