Traditional Orthodontic Treatment
At Hall Dental in Lethbridge, we offer traditional orthodontics, in the form of metal braces, to straighten your teeth.
What do we mean by Traditional Orthodontic Treatment?
Simply stated, we are referring to metal braces when we talk about traditional orthodontic treatment. Metal braces can be used to correct a wide range of misalignment issues related to the jaw, overall bite, and teeth.
Orthodontic treatment with metal braces aims for straight teeth and an even bite, which will also improve the health and long-term wear of your teeth and jaw.
What are the benefits of braces?
Over time, braces can correct problems with your teeth, bite and jaw. They can also improve the overall look of your smile.
There are many advantages to well-aligned teeth, including easier cleaning, better oral hygiene, clearer speech and a more pleasant smile.
Though orthodontic treatment can be effective at any age, an initial orthodontic assessment should be performed for children around the age of seven.
The earlier the orthodontic treatment begins, the more quickly the problem can be successfully resolved.
Common problems treated with orthodontics
Anteroposterior deviations – The discrepancy between a pair of closed jaws is known as an anteroposterior discrepancy or deviation. An example of such a discrepancy would be an overbite (where the upper teeth are further forward than the lower teeth), or an underbite (where the lower teeth are further forward then the upper teeth).
Overcrowding – Overcrowding is a common orthodontic problem. It occurs when there is insufficient space in the mouth for the normal growth and development of adult teeth.
Aesthetic problems – An otherwise straight smile may be marred by a single misaligned tooth. This tooth can be realigned with orthodontics.