Orthodontists see people of all ages, and in fact, they are seeing more adults now than ever who want to get their teeth straightened.
Is there an age that is better to see the orthodontist? Yes, according to orthodontists London Ontario, early teens respond better and have better results with teeth straightening.
How do you know if you need an orthodontist?
Your London Ontario dentist, who you visit twice a year (or should), will alert you to teeth that are in need of straightening. He or she will be the first to see if your teeth are becoming crowded, twisted, or misaligned causing bite problems.
Braces are not the only thing that an orthodontist uses when it comes to helping fix your teeth; also used are special fixed appliances, fixed space maintainers, aligners, jaw repositioning appliances, and others.
Types of braces
The orthodontist will determine which type of braces you need depending on the severity of your crooked teeth or bite.
There are traditional braces and invisible braces.
The traditional braces are much smaller and safer than they used to be.
Invisible braces range from trays to a semi-traditional brace that goes on the backside of the teeth instead of the front.
Orthodontics and dental emergencies
Depending on the orthodontic treatment you are using there may be times in which you would need to seek an emergency dentist in London Ontario for help.
These could be from cuts and bleeding from braces to an injury or infection while you have braces especially younger wears of braces who are active in school sports activities.
Even if you do have bleeding but have had a mouth injury during sports activities while wearing braces it may be a good idea to see a dentist as soon as possible; one clinic makes that easier, London Ontario Dental Clinic is open Weekends.