Orthodontics & Functional Orthopedics in Halifax, NS

Orthodontics use a variety of oral appliances and methods to shift your teeth into a desired alignment and increase your overall oral health.

You may just find them unattractive, but crooked teeth can cause a number of issues. Misaligned teeth can make it harder to brush or floss which increases your risk of oral health issues. They also make chewing more difficult, which can lead to increased pain in your jaw, neck, and shoulders. But not only this, they can affect your breathing and sleep patterns, which can lead to significant issues later in life.

Orthodontics aim to correct misalignment and bite issues to improve your oral health which may be damaged by these concerns. To see if orthodontic treatment is appropriate for you, you will have to visit your Halifax dentist or orthodontist to have a consultation. Your dentist will examine your teeth to determine whether orthodontics is an appropriate treatment for you. Dr. Daniel Tam will examine your dental and medical history, your teeth’s position, as well as your goals and specific needs to create a customized treatment plan for you.

Orthodontic treatment works toward correcting a variety of dental problems such as overbites, underbites, crossbites, open bites, overcrowding, misalignment, and spacing problems.

Depending on your individual case, the dentist in Halifax may recommend orthopedic treatments and orthodontics for your smile. Orthopedics typically precede orthodontic treatments and involves using short-term oral appliances such as aligners or retainers to help guide your teeth and bite into alignment. These oral appliances can be removed before eating, brushing, or flossing. They also allow you to alter your teeth’s alignment without having to wear braces, making them a popular choice for children.

If needed, your dentist may recommend orthodontics. These use fixed appliances such as Invisalign Invisible Braces in Halifax to help position your teeth. Unlike removable aligners and retainers, braces are bound to your teeth and can only be removed by your dentist. This gives your dentist more control and allows them to shift your teeth into the desired position.

Dr. Daniel Tam and his team will work with you to help you align your teeth into their desired position. Contact our dental office in Halifax at 905-420-0001 or request an appointment online.
Last Updated On 2019-12-09