Braces.These aren't your parent's braces.
Orthodontics (Not By a Specialist)
Orthodontics or “braces” have become ever more popular as both teenagers and adults realize how important a winning smile is. Although this is largely viewed as straightening teeth, there is actually a good deal more than just placing the teeth in the optimal position.
Orthodontics is often the second phase of TMJ Treatment. Once you have recaptured the disc in phase l, the teeth do not fit together or you will find your teeth do not bite together without the splint in your mouth. Orthodontics is done to move the teeth to support your jaw joint in its new and healthy position. Wide arches, straight teeth and healthy jaw joints make a winning smile!
At Downtown Dental Centre, we use the Invisalign system for treatment of some orthodontic issues. Invisalign is a system of custom made trays which slowly move your teeth into place over a period of time. They are usually less painful and visible than regular braces, and because the trays are removable, you can eat and brush much more easily than with traditional braces. Dr. Dodds can discuss with you whether or not you are a good candidate for this system at an orthodontic consultation appointment.