Orthodontics Services Edmonton
Orthodontics is the process of using dental appliances or braces to position teeth in a more functional and aesthetic manner.
In childhood, orthodontic treatment is focused on improving overall jaw coordination and intercepting problems with early intervention such as:
- Arch size differences
- Excess teeth
- Positioning individual adult teeth that erupt in a manner that increase the risk of breakage or trauma
Later in life, orthodontic treatment is focused on ensuring that the teeth are in the correct position and form an appropriate bite relation to their opposing teeth. For teens and early adults, Orthodontic care also addresses severe bite related problems.
You should consider orthodontic care for children if:
- There is a family history of crowding/missing teeth/jaw relation issues
- There are concerns about the aesthetics of your child’s smile
At Lewis Estates Dental Centre, we focus our orthodontic care on early interceptive/preventative care in children, and minor alignment concerns in adults. These treatments include:
- Space maintainers
- Thumbsucking appliances
If your child needs more complex orthodontic care including braces, Dr. Bains will refer your child to an Orthodontist for further evaluation and care.
As with all care, we recognize that you have many options in who you see. We value the trust that you place in us as your General Dentist. Based on the specifics of your or your child’s orthodontic needs, Dr. Bains will refer you to one of her Orthodontist colleagues for treatment.
If you are referred for Orthodontic Care, you will be given options in braces, that may include one of more of the following:
- Metal or ceramic braces
- Lingual braces