Orthodontic treatments address misaligned teeth. This field includes a wide range of treatment options and appliances. At Oradental, we first carefully examine the patient’s teeth using x-rays and other such diagnostic tools, before recommending the best treatment option. Here’s a brief look at the different orthodontic treatments available:
1. Fixed Appliances
These appliances remain on your teeth for a fixed period and can only be removed by an orthodontist. They include braces, fixed special appliances for problems like thumb sucking, and fixed space retainers for premature baby tooth loss.
2. Removable Appliances
These are temporary appliances that the patient can remove during the treatment process. They include aligners like Invisalign, jaw repositioning appliances, palatal expander, removable retainers, and headgear.
3. Removing Teeth
Sometimes orthodontists have to remove teeth to correct the position and appearance of the teeth and jaws. Most orthodontists will try to preserve your natural teeth as much as possible, so they won’t recommend this unless it is necessary.
Most treatments last for anywhere between 12 to 24 months based on the condition of your teeth. If you would like to learn more about different types of orthodontic procedures, contact us at Oradental in Toronto, Scarborough.