Orthodontic treatments such as braces and Invisalign® can effectively straighten crooked and misaligned teeth for a beautiful smile. Beyond the aesthetic results, orthodontics can provide a number of benefits such as relieving pain caused by orthodontic issues, difficulty chewing, speech problems, and more.
At Stoney Trail Dental, we offer orthodontic services in Calgary for both children and adults. Keep reading to learn more about the different treatment options available to you.
Traditional braces are the most common form of orthodontic treatment that involve the use of wires, brackets, and bands to move teeth to their desired position. Parts of regular braces include:
Invisalign® are clear aligners made of plastic that are customized to fit your mouth and move your teeth into place. These clear aligners can be removed, making brushing and flossing easier. With Invisalign® treatments, you receive a series of aligners that gradually straighten the teeth with no brackets or wires needed. Not all patients are candidates for Invisalign® as severe orthodontic conditions may require extensive treatment.
During your first consultation for orthodontic treatments, your dentist will perform a full exam and X-ray of your teeth and jaw. With this information, your dentist can identify where there’s crowding, misalignment, gaps, or bite issues and discover any underlying reasons behind the orthodontic issues.
You will then be given an orthodontic treatment recommendation, including the estimated length of the treatment, the cost, and any additional dental work you may need. Request an appointment today to book your initial orthodontic consultation.