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The Importance of Straight Teeth

Having straight teeth is more than just a cosmetic concern. It is a vital aspect of overall dental health. Crooked or misaligned teeth can lead to problems such as difficulty chewing, speech impediments, and even jaw pain. Moreover, improperly aligned teeth can make it harder to keep teeth and gums clean, leading to a higher risk of tooth decay and gum disease. By straightening teeth, individuals can improve their oral health, prevent future dental problems, and boost their confidence with a beautiful smile.

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Consequences of Misaligned Teeth:

  • Difficulty chewing and speaking
  • Jaw pain and discomfort
  • Uneven wear on teeth
  • Increased risk of tooth decay and gum disease
  • Increased risk of oral injuries
  • Self-consciousness about the appearance of teeth and smile
  • Sunken or protruding jawline
  • Headaches, earaches, and sleep apnea (in some cases)

The Solution: Traditional Braces

Traditional braces have metal brackets and wires attached to the teeth to shift them into proper alignment. The brackets are secured to the teeth using a special dental adhesive, while the wires are adjusted periodically to apply pressure and shift the teeth into the desired position. Traditional braces in Edmonton are a time-tested, effective method for straightening teeth, and advancements in orthodontic technology have made them more comfortable and discreet than ever before.

Reasons You May Need Traditional Braces:

  • Crooked or misaligned teeth
  • Overcrowded teeth
  • Gaps or spaces between teeth
  • Overbite or underbite
  • Crossbite or open bite
  • Jaw misalignment or other skeletal issues
  • Difficulty chewing or speaking
  • Preparation for a dental implant, veneers, and other procedures
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Types of Traditional Braces:

Metal Braces

Made of stainless steel, metal braces are the most common type of traditional braces. They consist of metal brackets and wires and are known for their durability and effectiveness.

Ceramic Braces:

Made of clear or tooth-colored materials, ceramic braces are less noticeable than metal braces. They are popular among adults and teens who want a more discreet orthodontic option.

Lingual Braces:

Lingual braces are attached to the back of the teeth, making them virtually invisible. They are a popular choice for adults who want to straighten their teeth without visible metallic braces.

Benefits of Traditional Braces:

  • Effective at correcting a wide range of dental issues
  • Can improve oral health and prevent future dental problems
  • Can boost confidence and self-esteem with a beautiful smile
  • Are a time-tested, reliable orthodontic method
  • More comfortable and discreet than ever before

To learn more about the benefits of traditional braces in Edmonton, call us today.

Your Complete Traditional Braces Journey

Your journey to straighter teeth typically begins with a consultation. The dentist will evaluate your dental health and determine if traditional braces are the best option. If traditional braces are recommended, the next step is to have the braces installed. This involves applying the brackets and wires to your teeth using a special dental adhesive. After installation, you may experience some discomfort or soreness, but this should subside within a few days.

You must visit the dental clinic periodically to have the braces adjusted. This involves tightening the wires to gradually shift your teeth into proper alignment. The frequency of these adjustments will vary depending on your individual treatment plan. After your treatment, the braces will be removed, and you will be fitted with a retainer to maintain your new smile. You must wear your retainer as directed to prevent your teeth from shifting back.

Schedule Your Consultation

At Davinci Smiles, we provide personalized, exceptional cosmetic dentistry care to our patients in Edmonton. Dr. Sholina Kherani is dedicated to providing patient-focused treatments to help our patients achieve optimal dental health. If you are considering traditional braces or other orthodontic treatments, we invite you to schedule a consultation and start your journey to straight teeth with traditional braces in Edmonton.

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