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What is Orthodontics and What Does It Involve?

Orthodontics: You’ve likely heard the term before, but;

What exactly is it? And what does it involve?

Here at Dolynchuk Dental, we’re here to demystify these questions for you.

Orthodontics is a specialty branch of dentistry that primarily focuses on correcting teeth and jaws that are positioned improperly. Misaligned teeth can pose challenges when it comes to oral hygiene, can cause extra stress on chewing muscles, can lead to oral health problems like tooth decay and gum disease, and can affect your overall appearance. An orthodontist, a dentist with additional training, specializes in aligning your teeth, thereby enhancing your smile and oral health.

Orthodontic treatment usually involves the use of devices such as braces or aligners to move teeth, retrain muscles, and alter the growth of the jaws. Here are some typical orthodontic treatments:

Traditional Braces: These are the metal brackets and wires that most people picture when they hear the word ‘braces.’ They are more effective at treating extreme overcrowding than other options and can be a cost-effective choice.

Ceramic Braces: These work similarly to traditional braces but are designed to blend in with your teeth, making them a less noticeable alternative.

Clear Aligners: Clear aligners like Invisalign are custom-fitted, removable devices that are virtually invisible when worn. They offer more flexibility and comfort but may require a longer treatment period.

Lingual Braces: These are similar to traditional braces but are attached to the inside of your teeth, making them invisible from the outside. While they are an effective treatment option, they can be more challenging to clean.

At Dolynchuk Dental, we understand that each patient’s orthodontic needs are unique. That’s why we offer a variety of orthodontic treatments, all tailored to your specific requirements and goals. Our expert team will guide you through every step of the treatment process, from initial consultation to the day your braces come off, providing the highest level of care.

Orthodontic treatment is not just for kids or teenagers. Adults too can benefit immensely from orthodontic treatment. Whether it’s to correct a long-standing issue, to enhance your smile, or to address oral health concerns, it’s never too late to consider orthodontic treatment. In fact, about one in five orthodontic patients is an adult.

The thought of orthodontic treatment might seem daunting, but the benefits are well worth it. Properly aligned teeth are easier to clean, function more efficiently, and can help to enhance your smile, boosting your self-esteem. Furthermore, orthodontic treatment can improve overall oral health, reducing the risk of future dental issues.

If you’re considering orthodontic treatment, we encourage you to get in touch with us at Dolynchuk Dental. Our dedicated team of dental professionals is ready to assist you on your journey to a healthier, more beautiful smile. Whether you’re interested in braces, clear aligners, or just want to understand more about orthodontics, we’re here to answer your questions and guide you through the process. So why wait?

Book your orthodontic consultation today, and let’s work together to bring out the best in your smile!

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We are a full-service family dental clinic in Red Deer AB providing everything from check-ups, cleanings, cosmetic, Invisalign, white fillings, crowns & bridges, extractions, root canals, and dental implants. For people with dental anxiety we have a revolutionary solution:  Our Solea Laser takes the drill, needle, noise and pains out of dental visits! Learn more about SOLEA.

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