Orthodontics - Burlington, Ontario

Orthodontics is the speciality in dentistry concerning the treatment of malocclusions (improper bites) that may be a result of tooth irregularity, a disproportionate jaw, or both. Orthodontics commonly refers to the placing braces on the teeth for the purpose of straightening crooked teeth, as well as strengthening overall structural integrity.

Orthodontics can be implemented at any age, though the ideal time is usually between ten and fourteen years of age as the head and the mouth are still growing and thereforeconform to straightening more naturally.

The end result of orthodontic treatment is a beautiful smile, but it's imperative to remember to keep teeth as clean as possible during active orthodontic treatment by brushing after meals and flossing daily. Food can easily become trapped in the brackets or band of braces and possibly lead to decay and discoloration of the natural tooth.