Orthodontics Services In Waterdown

Your teeth will look and function better after receiving orthodontics treatment. Orthodontics in Waterdown enhances both the appearance of your smile and your general health. Straight teeth are simpler to keep clean and less prone to decay or damage. Orthodontic services may be helpful if you are not satisfied with the way your teeth look or function.

Why do you need orthodontics treatment?

Biting, or occlusion, is how the upper teeth sit over the lower teeth. Your teeth and jaws must line up properly for the bite to function properly. A malocclusion, or bad bite, is when your top and bottom teeth do not fit together properly. Crowded, proclined, retroclined, or missing teeth affect the bite. Even habits like nail-biting, thumb sucking can ruin the occlusion.

Muscle strain, pain, and stress can all result from a bad bite. Teeth that are proclined are more likely to break. The opposing teeth suffer severe wear and tear as a result of retroclined teeth. Crooked teeth are difficult to brush, floss, etc.

Not only can orthodontics treatment improve your smile and make it uniquely yours, but it can also functionally restore the occlusion for a healthier mouth.

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Common malocclusions or dental problems that orthodontics in Waterdown can fix:

You might benefit from orthodontic treatment if you have experienced any of the following problems:
  • Deep bite: overclosure of teeth
  • Under bite: upper teeth close behind and not ahead of the lower teeth.
  • Gummy smile: too much display of the gums on smiling
  • Proclined / sticking out teeth: teeth that are tilted and protrude out excessively
  • Retro lined teeth: upper front teeth that seem tilted inside
  • Gapped teeth: spaces between teeth called diastema
  • Crooked teeth: crowded, misplaced teeth
  • Cross bites: wrong seating of upper and lower teeth.
  • Open bite: no closure of upper and lower teeth
  • Severely forwardly placed chin: chin looks very protruded, like witch’s chin
  • Severely depressed nose and upper lip: the upper lip, nasal bridge and cheeks look flat and inside
  • Habits like mouth breathing: keeping the mouth open to breathe at all times
  • Joint disorders / TMJ disorders treatment: pain, crepitus, reduced movements of the jaw joints due to poor occlusion.

When do you need orthodontic services ?

All the above-mentioned common malocclusion require orthodontic treatment. Teeth can move at any age, so orthodontics treatment is not just for teenagers. Adult orthodontics is very popular these days, as more and more adults are opting for smile makeovers and visiting the dentist with bite issues.

Starting orthodontics treatment before all the permanent (adult) teeth erupt or in mixed dentition, The term for this is “interceptive orthodontics.” It enables your dentist to handle an issue before it becomes worse.

Types of orthodontics treatment:

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Metal braces, lingual braces, damon braces, clear/ceramic braces They are small metal attachments applied to the teeth and connected with a wire / arch wire. The wire is tied to the braces using elastic ties. The dentist makes adjustments to the wire at each appointment with Dentists, which is usually monthly. These changes gradually move each tooth into its desired position. Braces can be made of metal or ceramic. Damon’s braces are the latest addition to this family – they connect arch wires to the braces using a self-ligating system without elastic ties.


They are pliable, clear plastic plates that envelope all the teeth, are worn 20 – 22 hours a day, and are removed at your will. They are highly esthetic. Aligners gives a straight liner visibility of the improper tooth.
Clear Aligners

Removable appliances

These are made of wire and an acrylic plate. It is fabricated on a mold of the patient’s jaw. They are to be worn as per the dentist’s instructions. Usually given at a young age, in the mixed dentition period, to harness growth and prevent the upcoming malocclusion.

Space maintainers

These are small, fixed appliances that are positioned in the space of a lost tooth. They maintain an adequate space for the erupting permanent tooth.

Jaw repositioning appliances

These jaw positioning devices are effective treatments for patients with temporomandibular joint (TMJ) problems.

To realign the jaw into proper positioning, these are frequently worn on either the top or bottom jaw.

Palatal expanders

They are indicated for children in their growth phase to widen a narrow, collapsed upper jaw.


It is a piece of equipment that goes around the head or neck. It directs the direction of jaw growth and tooth movement in a growing person.

Lip and cheek guards

These shields prevent the weight of the cheek and lip muscles from pressing against the teeth.


A retainer can be worn to keep your teeth in proper alignment after your braces have been taken off.


When there are significant differences in the size or positioning of the upper and lower jaws, jaw surgery (or orthognathic surgery) may be necessary.
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How to take care of your braces ?

  • Meticulous brushing, flossing and interdental brushes.
  • Avoid sticky chewing gums and caramelized chocolates, that have a tendency to get stuck to your teeth.
  • If the elastics or ties come off the bracket, try suing small tweezers to tug it back. If a wire is sticking out and bothering your lip or cheek, try to push it back or cut it off with a nail clipper.

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Frequently Asked Questions

What is considered an orthodontic treatment?

Braces, aligners or removable appliances are all grouped under orthodontic treatment. These aim to straighten teeth and correct the bite.

Is a root canal considered orthodontic?

No. Root canal treatment is the cleaning of the infected nerves inside the tooth and filling it thereafter. Orthodontics is the branch of dentistry dealing with teeth straightening and bite correction.

What does an orthodontist do besides braces?

An orthodontist is trained to offer clear aligners therapy, removable appliances, retainers and perform orthognathic surgeries.