Orthodontics & Orthopedics Kanata – Family Dentistry in Kanata
Kanata Lakes Dental Centre has been offering high-quality orthopedic and orthodontic services for over two decades. We can diagnose a problem, treat it, and guide you through your recovery.
Orthodontics and orthopedics are often very important components of corrective and restorative dentistry. Treatments focus on slowly and gradually correcting misalignments in teeth, muscles, and jaw through the use of gentle but consistent pressure.
The function of various orthodontic appliances is to push the teeth and/ or bones back into place and eliminate the need for corrective surgery.
We recommend routine baseline evaluation for children around the age of 7or 8. If a potential problem is diagnosed early when a young child’s facial structure is malleable, more serious complications like TMJ and others may be avoided later in life.
That said, orthodontic and orthopedic procedures can benefit both adults as well as children. If you would like more information on whether orthodontic treatment could help you, contact our Kanata dentists.
Permanent Solution for Misalignments
Orthodontic treatments can last anywhere between 1-3 years, while orthopedic treatments are usually shorter. However, the results will last a lifetime. They can significantly improve your appearance, functionality of your teeth and prevent some serious and unpleasant complications throughout your life.
Orthodontic treatments such as braces, retainers, expanders, Invisalign, etc., are used to correct tooth movement: dental misalignments, crossbites, teeth overcrowding, etc. Orthopedic appliances such as chin cups, headgear, and protraction facemasks correct facial growth and development (bones and muscles).
Our Kanata dentists are always ready to discuss your orthodontic concerns with you. They will explain the options, cost, treatment process, and potential complications associated with orthodontic and orthopedic dentistry. If such a conversation could be helpful to you or to someone in your family, call us today!