Expressions Dental Care in Richmond Hill provides braces as an orthodontic treatment option for patients who wish to straighten teeth, close gaps between teeth, and improve overall oral function.
What are Braces?
Braces are an orthodontic treatment designed to straighten and align teeth by shifting them into the correct position.
Treatment addresses a variety of dental concerns, including misalignment, gaps, crossbite, open bite, overbite, and underbite. We provide metal, clear, and tooth-coloured braces, depending on what you prefer.
Frequently Asked Questions
Who is a candidate for braces?
You may be a good candidate for braces if you have the following dental health concerns:
- Misalignment or gaps between teeth.
- Crossbite: one or more of your top teeth don’t line up properly with your bottom teeth.
- Open bite: your top and bottom front teeth don't meet as they should.
- Overbite: your top front teeth cover too much of your bottom front teeth.
- Underbite: your top teeth sit behind your bottom teeth rather than in front of them.
Am I too old for braces?
No, you're never too old to get braces! Many adults are correcting problems with their teeth that were never treated when they were children, and can now experience the satisfaction of a healthy smile that they are proud of.
However, if you're looking for a more discreet orthodontic treatment option, we also provide Invisalign® clear aligners. Similar to braces, they straighten teeth and correct any structural problems you may have, with the added benefit of being removable and less noticeable on your teeth.
Do braces hurt?
Each patient experiences braces differently. Typically, there should be minimal discomfort when braces are applied. You may feel some discomfort as your teeth begin to shift. Over-the-counter pain medication should provide relief from this discomfort.
Most patients find the discomfort associated with braces to be manageable. When it does occur, it is only for a few days following application of braces or during adjustments.
How long do I have to wear braces?
Generally, treatment can last anywhere from 18 to 30 months, with the average treatment taking 24 months. Length of treatment depends on the severity of the problem, the proposed treatment plan, compliance to the treatment plan, and other unique factors.
How do I take care of my braces?
As always, it's very important to practice good oral hygiene by brushing and flossing after every meal. Hard and sticky foods should be avoided since they can damage your braces. Be sure to keep all of your orthodontic appointments and follow instructions and recommendations given by the dentist.
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