Orthodontics & Functional Orthopedics - Invisalign certified - Ottawa-South / Nepean

Common problems that younger patients have to deal with include crooked teeth and bite misalignments. To correct such complications and promote proper facial growth, Dr. Janet S. Leith may recommend orthodontic or orthopedic treatment. As a first step, orthopedic treatment is often suggested. Orthopedics falls under the orthodontic umbrella, but utilizes more short-term removable oral appliances, such as retainers, to promote proper facial growth. Orthopedics also helps to prevent future problems, such as TMJ, sleep apnea and protruding teeth.
Orthodontics may be more applicable to those whose adult teeth have all erupted. Orthodontics is more extensive and involves using more long-term oral appliances, such as braces and Invisalign, which are bonded to your teeth. Braces allow the dentist to align your teeth into optimal positioning so as to create a harmonious bite and more aesthetically attractive smile.
Treatment time for orthodontic braces and Invisalign Invisible braces can vary widely from patient to patient but often lasts a couple of years.