Orthodontics & Functional Orthopedics in Ottawa, Ontario

Orthodontic and orthopedic treatment are a recommended solution within both adult and kids dentistry in Ottawa. These treatments work with issues such as misaligned teeth, overcrowding, and various bite problems.

The first step of orthodontics is to create functional orthopedics. This involves using short-term and removable oral appliances, such as retainers, to promote realigned development of the teeth and jawbone areas. Since children are in their formative years of oral development, we can use the retainer to guide their development and monitor it throughout multiple visits.

If your case is more complex, than it may require the use of braces to help properly align your teeth. In this process, our Ottawa dentists affix the braces to the teeth with a wire connecting them to allow us to guide the tooth’s growth. There may be initial discomfort as the wire sets, but your mouth will mainly feel this discomfort after tightenings and adjustments. Each brace should be able to stay firmly affixed to your teeth, but can be reapplied if need be.

Braces give us more control in altering the look of your smile, allowing us to fine-tune changes over a period of time to guide the teeth into a proper placement. The treatment itself can last for several years if needed to monitor the growth and alignment of the teeth throughout.

It is important to start monitoring the development of the jawline as early as possible, as the process becomes more difficult the longer the teeth can settle or further misalign. For this reason, it is important to make an appointment as early as possible. We offer a variety of orthodontic treatments including full braces, partial braces, and invisible braces. Our team of dentists in Ottawa will work with you and your loved ones to provide a personalized treatment.

If you or your child wants help realigning their teeth, contact our Ottawa dental clinic and we can see if orthodontic treatment is right for you.