In order to make a thorough and accurate orthodontic diagnosis, records are required. By law, all practitioners have to have a record of the patient’s teeth BEFORE they start orthodontic treatment and AFTER they are finished. At our office, these consist of head x-ray, panoramic x-ray, study models (scans of the teeth), and photographs of
Rubber bands or elastics are used by orthodontists to help the braces (traditional metal and even Aligners) do their job. These bands attach themselves to the little hooks on traditional brace work (or slots cut into aligners), adding extra force. While they’re small, the force they exert helps move the teeth into proper alignment, closing
Orthodontics (braces or aligners) can be an expensive treatment, and this puts them out of reach in the minds of many Canadians who might not have the right insurance coverage. If you’re one of them, you should know what your individual needs are, and based on those needs, what best treatment plan options are available
An impaction is a “condition of being firmly lodged or wedged in such a way that further tooth eruption is prevented.” Canine teeth, in particular, are quite prone to becoming impacted. Usually the exact cause of an impacted tooth is not known. The guidance system of the developing tooth simply malfunctions and the tooth begins
One of the most common abnormalities in a child’s facial growth and development is caused by a compromised airway or, simply stated, the inability to breathe properly through the nose. Read all about the common causes of altered breathing patterns and signs of airway problems below.
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