BRACES IN EDMONTON, LEDUC, AND SHERWOOD PARK
Braces have long been a preferred and effective tool in helping the people of Edmonton, Leduc, and Sherwood Park to achieve straighter teeth and healthier bite patterns. A generation ago, braces were large and obtrusive, and were often accompanied by cumbersome and embarrassing headgear. Today, orthodontists provide a much wider and more discreet variety of options to suit the needs and lifestyles of patients.
THE BENEFITS OF BRACES
Braces work to correct the impact of malocclusions, which is when your top and bottom sets of teeth do not come together properly. People with malocclusions may experience a number of different health problems, including:
- Neck and shoulder pain
- TMJ pain
- And more
Braces may be able to help to alleviate or eliminate these symptoms by correcting malocclusions. In addition, patients who choose braces may experience:
- Improved oral hygiene due to proper spacing
- Reduced bite issues
- Reduced pain in the face, neck, and back
- Improved sleep
- And more!
TREATMENT WITH BRACES IN EDMONTON, LEDUC, AND SHERWOOD PARK
Dr. Hussain and the Pure Orthodontics team understand that regardless of your age and lifestyle, you want to correct your smile as efficiently and discreetly as possible. We are happy to work with you to determine the orthodontic solution that works best for your unique needs.
CLEAR BRACES & INVISALIGN
Depending upon their orthodontic needs, lifestyle, and personal preference, Pure Orthodontics’ patients can be fitted with invisible aligners, completely clear braces, or small braces placed on the back side of the teeth, known as lingual braces. All of these options are very effective at straightening teeth while still remaining subtle and unobtrusive.
QUICK FACTS ABOUT BRACES
Orthodontics is an ancient practice. The ancient Egyptians used crude metal bands and catgut to straighten teeth. The first “modern” braces were popularized in the late 18th century, and have been fine-tuned ever since.
The medical term for an imperfect bite is a “malocclusion”. Most malocclusions are inherited, but some are acquired through such factors as thumb-sucking, accidents or dental disease.
Orthodontics is not simply about straightening the teeth. Edmonton orthodontists have specific expertise in the biomechanics of the mouth and jaw, and focus on providing patients with straight teeth and a mouth and jaw that meet in the optimal position.
A perfect bite has teeth that are straight, evenly spaced, with top teeth slightly overlapping the bottom teeth, and molars that meet evenly so as to permit thorough chewing. Very few mouths have a perfect bite, and many need orthodontic correction.
The American and Canadian Association of Orthodontics recommends that all children visit an orthodontist by age seven. Many orthodontic issues are easier to fix early on, while the jaw is still growing.
Average treatment time is two years, but will vary depending upon the amount of treatment needed.
A bit of discomfort is normal for the first few weeks, as the teeth begin to move and the inside of the mouth adjusts to the presence of brackets and wires. An orthodontic mouth rinse and a small amount of over-the-counter pain medication can help ease any initial discomfort.