Braces, also known as Orthodontics, offers more kinds of options than ever before. This means you can achieve a beautiful smile with your choice of material. Metal braces are the most traditional, but gone are the days of clunky headgear, big wires and brackets. Modern brackets can be much smaller and less noticeable, and the new heat-activated arch wires use the body’s heat to assist teeth in moving into place quicker and less painfully. Ceramic varieties come in clear or tooth-colored, so they are subtle and less noticeable. Invisalign® treatments are comprised of a series of custom-made plastic “aligners”, similar to dental mouth guards. These aligners can be removed and replaced regularly, and are almost invisible from a conversational distance.
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Invisalign® is a great way to straighten your teeth without the use of traditional meal braces. Instead, clear plastic aligners are used, which look similar to dental mouth guards. These aligners are removable and almost invisible, so you can straighten your teeth and improve your smile without anyone noticing. Best of all, you can continue to eat and drink whatever you want. You can also brush and floss as you normally would to maintain healthy teeth and gums. The aligners are completely customized to your mouth, and typically go through between 12 and 30 increments during the course of treatment. With Invisalign®, there are no brackets, wires, or metal that could cause mouth abrasions.
Patients wear each set of aligners for around two weeks, but remove them when eating, drinking, brushing, and flossing. The teeth move gradually every week throughout the treatment, and there is no pain involved. You will be required to have dental exams every 6 – 8 weeks, and the total treatment time ranges from 6 – 15 months.
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Accelerated Braces work differently from traditional braces, and achieve your results faster. The results from the innovations from Georgian Dental® unique process gets results from 33 to 50% less time when compared to traditional braces! Most of our patients are done with active orthodontic treatment and into retainers faster than their friends who are also receiving orthodontic treatments. In fact, many of our patients report that their Accelerated Braces treatment is complete many months sooner than their friends who opted for traditional braces. Patients who take advantage of Accelerated Braces from Georgian Dental® are starting to enjoy their favourite foods again and getting back on track with their normal routine, sometimes in less than 20 weeks! The unique design of Accelerated Braces enables the top and root of your teeth to move simultaneously, whereas traditional braces move the roots and crowns in two separate sequential steps.
Dr. Adam Tan DMD FAGD AIAOMT introduced accelerated orthodontic treatment in Muskoka-Simcoe County in 2016. By using adjunctive holistic technologies, the results of this new approach would help speed up treatment times by as much as 50% in some patients. Beyond the more conventional use of exotic metal alloys such as nickel-titanium, heat activated orthodontic wires, Dr. Tan includes low frequency and ultrasonic treatment as well as low level laser therapy to achieve faster orthodontic results safely, and without compromising on the quality of treatment. In fact, the end results are meticulously worked for increased stability and better resistance to orthodontic relapse, meaning your teeth stay in place more effectively and resist moving or shifting over time once treatment is completed.
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Orthodontics is a discipline of dentistry that concentrates on the alignment of your teeth and jaw to improve your oral health and leave you with a beautiful smile. Crooked teeth are harder to keep clean and put you at risk of periodontal disease and tooth decay. During your dental exams, the Professionals at Georgian Dental® will diagnose, treat, and prevent any irregularities of your teeth with the help of braces or Invisalign®. Dental appliances are used to straighten your teeth, close unsightly gaps, correct an irregular bite, and bring your lips and teeth into alignment. These appliances can either be fixed to the teeth, as is the case with traditional braces, or removable such as the aligners used with the Invisalign® treatment approach.
Straighter teeth are healthier in both function and form. Plaque acids, bacteria, and food particles all contribute to gum and dental problems. Teeth that are correctly aligned gather less plaque, and there is a decreased risk of inflammation owing to the gums fitting better and teeth not overlapping. Periodontal disease can contribute to other illnesses in your system, so straighter teeth make for a healthier mouth and a healthier body.
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Orthodontic appliances are made of either metal, ceramic, or plastic. They may be removable or they may be brackets bonded to the teeth. By placing a constant, gentle, continuous force in a carefully controlled direction, braces slowly move teeth to the proper position. Gone are the days when a metal band with a bracket was placed around each tooth. You can now choose from brackets that are clear or metallic, and in some cases, you can even choose a unique fashionable color for your appliance. Wires are far less noticeable, and the latest materials are designed to move teeth faster, with lighter forces and greater comfort.
Braces are no longer just for kids and teenagers. Today, any age is a great age to wear braces. Many adults are choosing orthodontics to make changes to their smile they’ve always wanted, and achieve great results that give them more self-confidence and help make dental health and hygiene routines easier and more effective.
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Ceramic braces are similar in form and function metal braces, with the main difference being the materials used in the brackets. These braces are fixed to your teeth, and the brackets are made from high-quality ceramics that are designed to closely resemble the shade of your teeth. Ceramic braces tend to be more biocompatible and are well tolerated with patients who might a metal allergy. Ceramics are also frequently used for dental implant restorations such as dental crowns.
The wire that connects the brackets can be coated with a compound that closely matches the color of your teeth and offers a more natural-looking smile. These braces are designed to correct gaps, crowded teeth, and overlapped teeth. They also work to reduce an overbite. Anyone in need of orthodontic care can benefit from ceramic braces. The Ceramic braces choice is an especially popular with adults and teenagers since they offer an aesthetically pleasing alternative to metal braces.
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