Ortho, simply means, “to straighten or correct”. Orthodontic treatment promotes an aesthetically pleasing smile; enhances facial profile, assists in oral hygiene of the teeth and supporting tissues and occlusion.
At Kitchener Street Dental, we are able to provide our patients with orthodontic treatment tailored to meet your needs and expectations. The first step in determining your orthodontic treatment plan is learning about your current orthodontic condition. A detailed examination of teeth, supporting tissues and face will be performed, to identify the need for orthodontic correction.
We have various treatments available dependant on the patient’s diagnosis and oral health. Our orthodontic services include;
T4K ® Phase 1 (soft) is most effective in early mixed dentition for tooth eruption guidance and correction of myofunctional habits can be applied for children six years and over. Myofunctional appliances in conjunction with exercises and help strengthen, co-ordinate and restore muscles of the face and tongue. This treatment is highly effective with tongue thrust, abnormal lip, jaw, swallowing and speech conditions.
T4K® Phase 2 (harder) appliance usually follows after five to eight months of Phase 1 use to achieve better tooth alignment.
Invisalign® is a clear and invisible solution to straighten your teeth. Treatment times have been 50% less than other treatments.
Invisalign® utilises 3D imaging technology to develop a series of clear, custom made aligners that gently and gradually move your teeth into their new position. Every fortnight your aligners change over to a new set of aligners that will encourage your teeth into their new positions.
When you are ready to proceed with treatment, we issue you with your custom-made aligners with instructions for you to follow at home. We will see you every six to eight weeks to check on your progress and address any concerns you may have during the course of treatment.
Insignia is the latest smile technology using virtual treatment technology software to create customised brackets and wires to guide your teeth into the correct position.
Insignia technology allows precise bracket placement which achieves efficient tooth movement lessening treatment time and fewer visits. The treatment outcome is cosmetically pleasing and functionality.
Damon system offers a treatment of traditional technology driven braces using self-ligating mechanics to move the teeth efficiently.
The Damon system often requires few adjustment visits and reduces treatment time. The system incorporates the newest technology to provide effective results. The braces are comfortable and compact to ensure your treatment is a pleasant and comfortable experience and you achieve a wonderful confident smile at the end of treatment.
Have you been wanting a straighter smile but not sure if you are eligible? Visiting one of our qualified team members at Kitchener Street Dental is the best way to find out. Contact our team today to book your consultation and start your journey to a straighter smile!
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The choice between Invisalign and traditional braces depends on individual needs and preferences. Invisalign aligners are discreet, comfortable, removable, and require fewer appointments. Traditional braces are effective for complex cases, less expensive, and are fixed appliances. A comprehensive examination can help determine the best option for an individual.
Invisalign uses custom-made clear aligners to gradually shift teeth into the desired position. The treatment plan is created using computer imaging technology, and each set of aligners is worn for about two weeks before being replaced. Follow-up appointments are necessary to monitor progress. After the treatment is complete, a retainer is worn to maintain the new position of the teeth.
Yes, both adults and kids can use Invisalign. In fact, Invisalign is a popular treatment option for both adults and teenagers who want to straighten their teeth discreetly. Invisalign is generally recommended for patients who have fully developed adult teeth and jaws, which typically occurs around the age of 12 or 13 for girls and 13 or 14 for boys. However, Invisalign can also be used for adults of all ages who want to correct mild to moderate orthodontic issues. It's important to have a comprehensive examination to determine if Invisalign is the right treatment option for you or your child.