Dr. Doug McDermid and Dr. Rose Dhillon are the leading doctors of Lakewood Dental Centre and are general dentists who offer orthodontics in Winnipeg, MB. If you have a misaligned bite or crooked teeth, you could be an ideal candidate for braces. To schedule an orthodontic consultation for you or your child, call us at (204) 977-8515.
If you’re interested in clear aligners that are removable and more discreet than traditional metal braces and brackets, we have many choices:Julia S. on orthodontics at Lakewood Dental Centre
- Smart Moves
- K-Line clear aligners (short-term only)
If the misalignment of your bite is mild or your need for braces is more cosmetic, any of these choices may also be recommended as a short-term orthodontic option.
Dr. McDermid and Dr. Dhillon can also treat patients with traditional metal braces. We offer stainless-steel wires and a titanium-nickel blend called nitinol. Nitinol wires remember being straight. So, when they’re curved around your teeth, they’re constantly trying to return to a straight line, which creates pressure on your teeth. That pressure then nudges your teeth into straighter positions.
Braces Can Fix a Bad Bite
Braces are able to realign teeth by applying gentle, constant pressure to the teeth. We generally fit patients with braces between the ages of 10 and 14, but we can also assist adult patients in need of braces.
If you think your child needs braces, we can conduct an orthodontic exam and discuss how your child’s teeth are coming in. We may also be able to address early issues through orthopedic therapies. Our dentists in Winnipeg, MB will be able to explain your child’s options to you.
Consequences Of Not Seeking Orthodontic Treatment
Orthodontics treatment seeks to improve a bad bite. A bad bite, or malocclusion, is when the bottom teeth and upper teeth don’t line up properly. The Canadian Dental Association says a bad bite can:
- Make it hard to chew
- Cause your teeth to wear down unevenly
- Lead to muscle strain in your jaw
- Cause teeth that stick out to chip or break
- Increase your risk of gum disease and cavities due to crooked or crowded teeth
- People with nice teeth smile more
A bad bite can be genetic or the result of an extended period of thumb sucking.
Caring for Teeth with Braces
You’ll still brush your teeth at least twice a day and floss daily. We’ll teach you how to floss your teeth with braces. It’s important to maintain good oral hygiene while wearing braces, so your teeth don’t stain and are healthier at the end of your treatment.