Orthodontic services now available from a dentist you know and trust
If there's a common complaint about the appearance of a person’s smile it’s often in how the teeth are aligned. Sometimes it’s a tooth that’s always just been a bit out of place. Other times it’s shifting across an entire set of upper or lower teeth due to not wearing a retainer after previous orthodontic treatment. Regardless of whether the misalignment is part of a person’s perceived charm or a new challenge, and whether a patient is a teenager or an older adult, patients in the Mississauga can improve their smile with orthodontic treatment.
The alignment of your teeth is important to the appearance of your smile; however, it’s also important to the health of your mouth. When teeth are out of alignment it can create pockets where food gets trapped, leading to the growth of bacteria and eventual tooth decay or gum disease. Additionally, teeth that are crowded often apply pressure to other teeth which causes pain and discomfort. And, patients who have trouble with their bite may be experiencing jaw pain or speech problems.
While traditional orthodontics are a tried and true method of treatment, many patients are worried they will feel self-conscious with metal brackets on their teeth. Now, patients of Dr. Rina Kotecha of Dentistry on 10 have another option. Invisalign is a new orthodontic treatment that is growing in popularity. Instead of using metal brackets and wires that must be tightened every few weeks, patients’ teeth are shifted into place using clear, plastic alignment trays.
Not only are the trays practically invisible to friends and acquaintances, they also offer several other benefits including the ability to be removed for cleaning and eating. This leads to better overall oral health as food doesn’t get trapped behind the appliance. It’s also easier to keep the appliance clean and brush and floss the teeth each day. Also, because the trays are exchanged every two weeks for the next tray in the series, there are fewer dental appointment and less time spent away from work or your family.
If you’re feeling self-conscious about your smile because of alignment of the teeth, call Dr. Kotecha today. Dr. Kotecha understands that the way we look often impacts the way we feel which is why she’s committed to helping patients achieve the best smile possible.