The field of orthodontics is centered around the diagnosis, prevention, and treatment of misaligned teeth and bites. When undergoing orthodontic treatment, the primary goal is to properly align the teeth and bite to improve biting, chewing, and speaking functions. Additionally, many people also associate orthodontic treatment with improving the appearance of their smile through straightening crooked teeth and eliminating gaps between the teeth. Apollo Dental Centre offers the following orthodontic services:
- Metal Braces
Did You Know?
Orthodontic appliances work by applying constant pressure to the teeth in order to gradually reposition them. In some cases, multiple appliances may be used in order to correct the bite alignment as well.
Frequently Asked Questions:
Am I a candidate for orthodontic treatment?
You may be a candidate for orthodontic treatment if you:
- Have trouble chewing or biting
- Breathe through your mouth often
- Cannot close your lips comfortably
- Have crowded, misplaced, crooked, or protruding teeth
- Have gaps between your teeth
- Grind or clench your teeth
- Notice your jaws shifting or clicking
- Have an improperly shaped jaw or facial asymmetry
- Want to improve the look of your smile
Orthodontic treatment can benefit the aforementioned concerns in order to improve the overall function and appearance of the teeth and jaw, as well as to prevent painful dental issues from occurring later down the line. To find out if you can benefit from orthodontic treatment and what method would work best for you, schedule a consultation with Apollo Dental Centre today!
Is there an ideal age for orthodontic treatment?
Early orthodontic treatment can begin as early as age 7 once all the primary teeth have erupted. Starting treatment early may be recommended in certain cases to minimize the need for orthodontic treatment later in life. With that being said, most people tend to undergo orthodontic treatment in their teenage years. However, orthodontic treatment can be performed as an adult, and adult orthodontics is becoming increasingly popular. In short, the ideal age for orthodontic treatment depends on you.
How long does orthodontic treatment take?
The total length of your treatment will depend upon the type and severity of your orthodontic concerns, as well as how your teeth respond to treatment. With that being said, the average length of orthodontic treatment is just short of two years. During your initial orthodontic consultation, our dentists will be able to provide you with an estimate of how long your specific treatment will last.
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