Are you too embarrassed to smile in public because of your smile? Or is it that you struggle to chew some hard foods properly? There are many reasons for a patient to initiate orthodontic treatment; as a beautiful smile can boost your confidence at Westwood and Starwood Dental, we can solve your long-standing problem.
Orthodontics more classically involves the use of braces bonded to the teeth. These braces allow us to control the teeth more accurately to fine-tune their relationship with one another and create that beautiful smile.
Westwood and Starwood Dental offers quality orthodontics in Guelph for children, teens and adults. Every patient has their own needs and treatment; Dr. Pate and Dr. Bull will evaluate what the best option for you is.
You might be wondering when you need to go for orthodontics in Guelph. We at Westwood and Starwood Dental treat patients with hereditary issues that result in misalignment of teeth. The stomatognathic system is the element that composes the anatomy of your mouth. There are three major parts of the stomatognathic system; the teeth, the bone, and the musculature.
A healthy and normal stomatognathic system is characterized by the normal expression of a person's hereditary pattern, without any influence from unfavourable internal or external factors.
Abnormal forces can cause the misalignment of teeth. It can result in orthopedic discrepancies and muscular dysfunctions.
Functional Orthopedic procedures are used to control and direct orthopedic and muscular forces to prevent or correct malocclusion. If your problem doesn't get solved by functional orthopedics, you can opt for invisible braces available at our clinic.
Our practice of functional orthopedics is usually therapy of short duration, may involve removable appliances and often makes more extensive therapy (braces) unnecessary. Functional Orthopedics are a great way to help younger patients avoid many of the conditions that have plagued their parents. Including poor sleep habits, T.M.J. pain, sleep apnea, small lower jaws (weak chin profile), and proud upper teeth (buck teeth) that may lead to poor self-image.
Dr. Pate & Dr. Bull offer a no-charge orthodontic consultation to discuss your individual needs. Call today to book your appointment and understand if you need orthodontics in Guelph for free.
Early orthodontic treatment focuses on identifying problems early to prevent broader issues down the road or to simplify future corrective treatments, saving both time and money. We recommend that children receive their first orthodontic examination by age 7 before their permanent teeth have developed. An early follow-up allows us to guide erupting teeth and jaw growth, and lessen the likelihood of tooth extractions and reduce any treatment time in braces.
A thorough examination of a patient's dental structures and an accurate estimate of the skeletal maturity are required to identify if an early orthodontic intervention would be beneficial for a patient. Early treatment may not be helpful if orthodontic problems are better addressed once skeletal growth is more advanced.
Our team of experienced dentists will help you decide whether you or your kids need early orthodontics in Guelph. We consider several factors, including the patient's maturity level, nature of malocclusion or misalignment, the estimated duration of the treatment and the required level of patient compliance.
Many adults seek orthodontic treatment to improve the appearance of their smile or to correct relapse after prior treatment, but it can provide a number of other benefits as well.
Creating a better or more comfortable bite, which improves chewing ability
Minimizing spaces between teeth
Reducing wear on teeth due to grinding
Preventing tooth decay, jaw pain, gum loss, and headaches
Taking the first step towards achieving a better smile can be difficult, particularly when you're not sure what will occur at the dentist's clinic. At Westwood and Starwood Dental, your comfort is our priority. When you first visit us for orthodontics in Guelph, we provide a warm and comfortable environment where you feel empowered to discuss your concerns. We will not force any treatments on you but will take the time to properly assess your problems, oral health, dental history, requirements, and budget. All clients are different, and while one treatment might work for one, it might not be suitable for another. We will let your needs drive our approach and determine the best orthodontic treatment option for you, whether it's traditional braces or Invisalign® aligners. In short, your initial appointment with us will include discussing your needs and the next steps.
We follow a straightforward process when providing you with orthodontic treatments like metal braces or Invisalign® clear aligners in Guelph. While the steps differ from one procedure to the next, they generally include:
Initial consultation where we might take impressions of your teeth
Crafting a personalized treatment strategy to address your issues
Fittings and possible refinements
Follow-up visits as per the treatment's demands and your progress
Post-treatment education and care
The following are some frequently asked questions about our orthodontics in Guelph:
Does insurance cover braces in Ontario?
What food/drinks should I avoid while wearing braces?
What problems can occur with braces?
How should I recognize a potential bite problem?
Will my teeth be extracted during orthodontic treatment?
At Westwood and Starwood Dental, we have the experience to provide you with complete Orthodontic treatments In Guelph. We are committed to providing all our clients with a consistently high level of service. When you come to us, we ensure that we start with educating you about the process and its requirements.
We also have years of expertise in performing all kinds of dental treatments for children. We start by ensuring that the children are comfortable with our procedures. Call us to schedule an appointment today.
A common orthodontic treatment option is braces, though adults may be concerned with the appearance. A more discreet alternative is Invisalign®, which consists of a series of clear, removable aligners that slowly guide the teeth into place.
If you need orthodontics treatment in Guelph, call Westwood and Starwood Dental today to book your appointment. Dr. Pate offers a no-charge orthodontic consultation to discuss your individual needs. Contact us today.