You can get that beautiful, straighter smile!
What Orthodontics and Invisalign Can Do for Your Smile
The family-own dental practice of Taunton Village Dental in Oshawa offers complete orthodontics and restorative dentistry that will have you smiling from ear to ear!
The office is open seven days a week with early morning, late evening, and weekend appointments available so you will always have convenience with your dental care. Treatment options for orthodontics include Invisalign, traditional metal braces, clear braces, braces put behind the teeth, so they are hidden (lingual braces), temporary anchoring devices, and retainers. We serve both children and adults in their orthodontic needs.
Here is more information about our orthodontic options and treatments.
Are there benefits in early treatment?
Yes, children benefit greatly from interceptive treatments early on. Some of those benefits are:
- Eliminating crowded teeth that could otherwise lead to cavities and other dental issues.
- Influencing jaw growth which created facial symmetry as the child grows.
- Fixing bite issues that could lead to cheek or tongue biting while chewing.
- Fixing protruding front teeth more easily before they are set.
- Reducing the risk for tooth removal later in life.
- Reducing orthodontic treatment time, meaning less time in braces.
- Creating a great smile that gives your child more confidence.
Adult Options in Orthodontics
You Aren't Too Old for a Great Smile
Adults are growing to be a large patient base for orthodontics. While they may not have been able to get treatments to straighten teeth young, we know that it is never too late to fix ongoing problems. There are several options for those with healthy gums and bone structures. We offer options many adults find work well for their life and status including Invisalign clear aligners, hidden braces, translucent braces, and traditional metal braces.
Will I need to visit the orthodontist a lot?
Most treatments call for a visit every one to three months but it depends on your treatment plan. You must make regular visits to the orthodontist to adjust the tension on your braces to move your teeth into the proper position.
Metal braces have been around forever and are the most affordable, reliable, and popular treatment.
Braces are cemented to the teeth's front side and are connected by a wire held in place by rubber elastics. The rubber bands can be clear or come in colors to provide some decorative fun.
These types of braces are a cousin to the metal braces in that they are constructed and applied the same way. The difference is that we use a clear bracket instead of a metal one so the appliance looks better when you smile. They are still connected by a metal wire, so they do the same thing metal braces do. The only disadvantage of this appliance is they tend to break more easily than their metal counterparts so you must be cautious in caring for them. That means you can't eat overly hard foods.
The formal name for this appliance is Harmony Lingual Braces. They are metal braces, like traditional braces, but are attached to the back of the teeth rather than the front. This means no one can see them. There are some disadvantages to this option including the fact they make it harder to speak well, can get in the way of eating, can damage the tongue, and are challenging to get accustomed to wearing. They are also much more expensive than most other options.
Invisalign is a great option for both teens and adults who don't want everyone to see they are having orthodontic work done. Rather than using the highly visible wires and brackets, Invisalign uses clear aligners. They are customized, removable, and mostly undetectable. This option can be more expensive than other options and could mean a longer treatment plan but is the right choice for those who want to look good in pictures and don't want anyone to know about their treatment.