Orthodontic– Orthodontics for adults Today with the evolution of orthodontic technology there are many more options to achieving a straighter and more healthier smile. A quarter of all orthodontic patients are of the age of 21 and even so, many adults still have some misconceptions about braces. For adults who are concerned about the effects that orthodontics may have on their appearance, it can be a difficult decision to make as it may lower your confidence. At Bramcountry we will assure you that if you need orthodontic treatment to straighten your teeth of improve bite issues, you should know that we offer several orthodontic options, and many of them are very discreet that you may choose from to correct your teeth. One of the down-sides of having orthodontic treatment done when you’re an adult is that your teeth and jawbone have already fully developed, and this means that your treatment may take a little longer to achieve best results. The up-side to this however is that today there has been many advances in orthodontic technology, and patients can now experience less visible and more comfortable treatment than ever before. Dr. Gurpreet Mohi will perform a complete oral examination so that she can recommend the best possible treatment option to correct your smile. If you have any current issues with your teeth or jaw, it is important that you address these issues with the dentist. Issues such as: bone loss or periodontal disease will need to be treated and corrected before you are able to receive orthodontic treatment. – Orthodontics for children It is important that your child visits an orthodontist around the age of 7 because enforcing early orthodontic treatment for crooked teeth is crucial. At this point of a child’s life, he or she should already have permanent teeth which makes it easier for the orthodontist to rule out dental issues both current or potentially encountering dental issues down the road. The orthodontist will then be able to determine if orthodontic treatment is necessary for your child. Early treatment can definitely reduce the risks of impacted teeth, permanent tooth extractions, and any other conditions that may constrain dental treatment. At this early stage, an orthodontist can also guide incoming teeth giving adequate room for them to grow in nicely. The orthodontist can also detect subtle problems that may not be readily apparent. Bramcountry offers a variety of orthodontic treatment options, including braces and Invisalign to ensure a straight set of teeth to accompany your child’s sparkling smile. To schedule your consultation with Dr. Gurpreet Mohi please give our office a call today. ORTHODONTIC OPTIONS – Traditional Braces This option utilizes a system of metal wires and brackets which are bonded to the teeth to shift them into their ideal position. Although traditional braces are not cosmetically attractive, they are the most cost effective and may achieve the best results for patients with severe orthodontic issues. – Clear Braces Opposed to traditional braces, the clear option uses ceramic brackets that are made to match the colour of your teeth giving your braces a much more discreet look than the traditional metal wire system. Ceramic brackets used in the treatment are also stain resistant, and this will ensure that your smile looks natural while you are straightening your teeth. – Invisalign This is the latest in orthodontic technology and gives you a clear alternative to your traditional metal system. Invisalign straightens teeth by using clear and removable aligners which are custom- fit to progressively move the patient’s teeth into their ideal position. These clear aligners are virtually invisible making it much harder for others to detect and enriching a person’s self-esteem. Invisalign is also a great option when it comes to flexibility. This method allows patients to eat, drinks and brush their teeth with ease. On average, most patients achieve their cosmetic goals to a straighter smile within 12 months. Give us a call today and schedule a consultation with Dr. Mohi, she will help you decide which treatment option will best meet your individual needs.