Orthodontics at NorthPointe Dental Clinic
We offer phase 1 appliances like twin blocks expanded and more.
Dr. Georgie is a general dentist that offers for phase 2 either braces or Invisalign. Both come with retainers at the end.
Invisalign® and Invisalign Teen
Calgary Invisalign provider, Dr. Georgie Rosenbaum can help you assess whether Invisalign is right for you. There are many common orthodontic issues that the Invisalign system can help you correct, just as it has for over one million patients. The most common issues can include:
- Overly Crowded Teeth – Not enough space for all your teeth to fit normally.
- Widely Spaced Teeth – Having too much space between one or more teeth.
- Crossbite/Overbite/Underbite – Misaligned jaw placement causing both the upper and lower jaw to line up incorrectly.
- Crooked Teeth – When one or more teeth are not in line with each other.
While all of these issues can easily be corrected using the Invisalign system, it is important that you visit an experienced Invisalign provider. Call us for a customized treatment plan that will get you started on your journey to your healthy, beautiful smile.
We have a full informational site discussing Invisalign in more detail if you’re interested in learning more about Invisalign in Calgary.
Interested in learning more about Invisalign in Calgary, view our Invisalign and Invisalign Teen info site.
Orthodontics involves the diagnosis, prevention, and treatment of structural problems involving the jaws and malocclusion commonly known as bad bites. Orthodontic problems can affect your dental and general health as well as your personal appearance.
Every patient wants to have an attractive smile. When you smile with confidence, you look your best and feel good about yourself. Straight teeth and a broad smile are very important to a person’s positive self- image. Everyone wants straight white teeth. We always recommend that patients get their teeth whitened after they are straightened with braces. As your teeth, jaws and lips become properly aligned through orthodontic therapy, your self-image can improve. This is just one of the many benefits.
If the teeth are out of position, they are more difficult to clean, increasing the risk of tooth decay and periodontal (gum) disease. If chewing is difficult, people may not eat the foods needed for good nutrition. If your bite is poor, extra strain may be placed on the chewing muscles, possibly causing pain and problems with your jaw joint. Some of the symptoms of jaw joint problems include headaches, neck aches, ringing in the ears, dizziness, fainting, pain behind the eyes and difficulty swallowing.
Orthodontic treatment can be beneficial at any age and approximately 25% of today’s orthodontic patients are adults. Teeth can be moved at any age and therefore more adults are proceeding with orthodontic treatment today in an effort to achieve straight teeth, a beautiful smile, and healthy jaw joints. Many adults today prefer the clear or gold braces, which are more esthetically pleasing than the standard metal braces.
No two smiles are alike, and therefore no two orthodontic treatment programs are either. Typically, active treatment times range from one to two years and vary with the degree of tooth movement and the severity of the problem
You are never too old to improve your smile. We also have options for invisible braces with clear plastic trays that are worn in cases with minor crowding. If you have crooked teeth or you don’t like your smile, come in for a consultation appointment to see what treatment options are possible.
Retainers After Ortho
Once you get your braces off or Invisalign treatment finishes it is important to understand that to keep your teeth in place a retainer must be worn. Teeth want to move back to where they came from, teeth want to move forward your whole life, so to prevent this you must wear your retainer all day every day for 3 months and then just at night forever or for as long as you want them to stay in that place.
If you don’t wear the retainers nightly you will ruin all the hard work and money you paid to make them straight. If you want them straight again after your teeth relapse then you would have to start with the braces or Invisalign again.
If you lose your retainer contact immediately so we can get a new one to you fast to prevent relapse. The longer it’s out the more likely they will move.