The Clear Aligner Option
And with Invisalign achieving the smile you’ve always dreamed of doesn’t have to be a big deal. Invisalign straightens your teeth using a series of invisible aligners. Little by little and week by week, gradually moving your teeth into an ideal position.
You may be surprised to know that the benefits of having properly aligned teeth extend far beyond a confident smile. According to the American Dental Association, straightening your teeth can actually significantly affect your overall dental health. Think about it — a smile can hardly be perfect if it’s not a healthy one. Fortunately, with Invisalign®, having a confident smile and reducing your risk for tooth decay and gum disease go hand in hand. Read more…
Brief pauses in breathing during sleep are normal. But when breathing stops often or for longer periods, it’s called sleep apnea. This is known as obstructive sleep apnea (OSA). OSA is a common, serious condition that can make kids miss out on healthy, restful sleep.
Orthodontics is an ever evolving field of dentistry. Braces today are not the braces you parents or your grandparents would have worn. We no longer take X-rays but use cone beam scanning technology. Some cases can be treated without brackets. Even archers are being designed by robots these days.
If you or someone you know suffers from chronic pain in the jaw, face, head, neck or shoulders you may have TMD. TMD is Temporomandibular Disorder and may be due to misaligned jaw and ill fitting teeth.
Orthodontists are dental specialists. But that doesn’t mean you require a referral. It means that you get a dental professional with an extra 2-3 years of training beyond dental school. You don’t need to be referred by your dentist call us anytime at 403-247-3250.
Nice smiles get noticed.
Your smile is your greeting to the world.
It’s also a window to an important part of your dental health – the alignment of your teeth. Not everyone is born with beautiful teeth.
Crooked teeth or spaces between the teeth may be a source of embarrassment or self-consciousness. Improperly aligned teeth and jaws called a “malocclusion” also can lead to tooth decay and a host of sometimes painful dental disorders.
The good news is that orthodontic treatment can correct malocclusions and help you achieve a healthy beautiful smile.
Orthodontics for adults is an important part of our practice.
At antoszOrthodontics, children aren’t the only ones who can benefit from orthodontics. If you’re an adult, it’s not too late to correct problems such as crooked or crowded teeth, overbites, underbites, incorrect jaw position, or jaw-joint disorders.
A growing number of adults fit braces into their lifestyle. In fact, one in five orthodontic patients is an adult.
We have and continue to treat adults with a comprehensive and health oriented focus that is designed to address your individual needs.
Right Treatment Right Time
The Canadian and American Associations of Orthodontists recommend that children be screened for orthodontic treatment by a specialist around the age of 7yrs. Why?
The hallmark of any successful orthodontic treatment is the creation of a stable healthy bite. Your teeth may look straight but if they don’t fit well together they can be subject to uneven and damaging forces. These forces can create chipped teeth, cracked teeth, periodontal disease and a host of other dental problems.
Well aligned teeth and a great smile are a by-product of this approach. Healthy bites mean that teeth and gums stay healthy longer and can reduce the amount expensive dental treatment later in life. So what does this have to do with kids? LOTS!