Orthodontics in St. Thomas
At Fairview Dentistry in St. Thomas, we offer orthodontic services, which involve the treatment of improper or poor bites that may result from tooth irregularity, jaw structure or both.
What factors could influence whether I need orthodontic treatment?
Aside from jaw and teeth misalignment, other factors such as tongue position, mouth breathing, allergies or enlarged tonsils or adenoids, can also come into play when it comes to orthodontics treatment.
Orthodontics for Children, Teens & Adults
At Fairview Dentistry in St. Thomas, we understand how important it is to try and counteract these negative influences early to allow for more normal development.
Well-timed, functional therapy can have an astounding influence on your child's development often discouraging mouth breathing, poor sleep habits and a slow physical growth pattern. However, it is not only children who can benefit from orthodontics. Many adults are seeking orthodontic treatment to achieve a more attractive, confident smile.
Straighter teeth are often healthier, as they are easier to floss and clean in order to prevent other oral health care concerns.
What orthodontic treatment options are offered by our St. Thomas dentists?
Orthodontics more classically involves the use of braces that are bonded to the teeth.
Braces allow us to accurately control the teeth - fine-tuning their relationship to one another - and altering the appearance of your smile.
Our dentists also provide functional appliances, such as removable retainers, etc., for a short time.
These may make extensive therapy (i.e., braces) unnecessary and may help younger patients avoid some of the conditions that may plague their parents, e.g. sleep apnea, small lower jaws, TMJ pain, and ‘buck’ teeth that can affect their self-image.
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If you want more information about orthodontics, braces, retainers or other appliances, please contact our St. Thomas office today. Request Appointment
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