Our orthodontic treatment offers more than just an attractive smile and enhanced self-esteem. Properly aligned teeth contribute to healthy gums and help bite, chew and speech effectively. Straight teeth are easier to brush and clean, leading to less plaque – the bacteria that cause cavities and gum disease.
Orthodontic treatment can also correct misalignment of your jaws. If misalignments are left untreated, it can cause abnormal wearing to your tooth surfaces, headaches, as well as neck and facial pain. In many cases, orthodontics or braces can solve problems that would eventually lead to more costly dental procedures.
Kildonan Crossing Dental Centre has been performing orthodontic treatment for our patients for more than 20 years. We provide the following:
- Early Treatment: This is of utmost importance in pre-adolescent patients for space preservation and reducing the need for jaw surgery.
- Non-Extraction Technique: This is an important technique in modern orthodontic treatment, known for its ability to create full smiles, optimal lip support, attractive profiles and healthy jaw function.
- Adult Orthodontics: Adults are increasingly turning to orthodontics to optimize their dental health and smiles. As long as the gums and support tissues are sound, there is no age limit for this treatment. It’s suitable for both adults and children.
- Tooth-Coloured Braces: This is for those who desire a more aesthetic treatment option. These subtle braces blend in with the natural tooth colour.
Invisalign®: The clear alternative to braces®
Modern innovation in orthodontics brought us Invisalign®, which are clear and removable aligners.
Invisalign® are clear aligners that work just like regular braces and offer the same benefits. Straight teeth lead to healthier gums, easier cleanings and it puts less stress on bone jaw joints.
And since they’re removable, you can eat, and brush and floss your teeth without your aligner, making it more convenient and comfortable than wearing traditional braces. Another great perk of wearing an aligner is you can barely tell that it’s there!
The average treatment takes only one year, but each person is different, and some misalignments are more complex than others and may take more time.
Invisalign® is stronger than it looks - it can fix severe misalignment conditions such as:
- Deep bite
- Open bite
How Does Invisalign® Work?
Invisalign® are aligners that are custom-made for each patient.
After consulting with your dentist at our Kildonan Crossing dental clinic, the plastic aligner trays will be worn over your teeth. These trays gently align teeth and make them straighter. Unlike braces, there are no brackets and wires needed to tighten it.
A visit to the dentist is a must to check your progress and get new aligners once every month or two. The aligners usually need to be replaced by a new set every two weeks - this depends on the misalignment complexity and your treatment plan.
Braces And Invisalign® In Winnipeg
So, now you may be asking if you should get braces or Invisalign® for you or your child. Get in touch with our Winnipeg orthodontists at Kildonan Crossing Dental Centre to schedule and book your consultation, and learn about these two options and which is best for you.
The process begins with a simple, informal consultation with our orthodontic experts. Kildonan Crossing dentists will take you through your dental and health history, and together we will map a course specific to each patient. Book an appointment today and see which option is right for you.
We are conveniently located at the corner of Lagimodiere Boulevard and Regent Avenue near in Transcona, East Kildonan, Valley Gardens, Elmwood, and St. Boniface.