At Alta Vista Laser Dental Centre, our Ottawa dentist offers braces as an orthodontic treatment option to help straighten your smile.
How Orthodontics Work
Whether we are treating a child, teenager or adult, the goal of orthodontic treatment is the same: to straighten teeth so they look better and work better.
We achieve this goal using braces to apply gentle pressure on your teeth to move them into the correct position over a period of months or years.
Made of either metal or ceramic, traditional braces have been used for decades to straighten teeth. This new generation of braces will likely not be the ones you remember from your youth - in recent years, advances in orthodontic treatment have brought us braces that are more comfortable, low-profile and easier to care for.
How Braces Straighten Teeth
Braces gradually apply continuous pressure to the teeth, slowly moving them into their new corrected positions. As pressure is applied and your teeth shift, the bone changes shape to accommodate the teeth's new positions.
Functional Jaw Orthopedics
Our dentists use functional appliances to help kids develop proper airway and arch space, and bite in order to prevent or facilitate the future need for more complex orthodontic treatment, such as surgery.