Dental Braces

Dental Braces in Brantford

Dental braces are orthodontic devices to adjust the alignment of your teeth and jaw. Braces will not only boost your appearance they can also address many oral health problems. The principal purpose of braces is to shift the teeth precisely back into the correct position.

Every individual has a different oral cavity profile. Our orthodontic team at AVA Dentistry will devise a customized plan that is essential for the best results from the teeth straightening procedure.

Who Needs Braces

You can determine if your kid needs braces by looking for signs such as:

  • Crowded or crooked teeth
  • An underbite
  • A large overbite
  • Crossbites
  • Jaw asymmetries

Breathing through the mouth and thumb sucking are also early signs of the need for braces in kids. For adults, they need braces if they have the following:

  • Crooked or crowded teeth
  • Biting your tongue
  • Cutting your tongue on the teeth
  • Difficult brushing and flossing around crooked teeth

Fitting Orthodontic Braces

During fitting, our orthodontist will use a cheek retractor to ensure your teeth are visible throughout the procedure. The enamel is polished and primed before placing the brackets and archwire.

The bracket’s fitting on the teeth has to be precise. Data from the initial consultation will determine the correct placement to ensure the teeth shift to the desired position.

A dental adhesive keeps the brackets in a precise position on the enamel. After hardening the resin with ultraviolet light, the cheek retractor is removed. Our orthodontist will then tie the arch wires to the brackets. You can expect the procedure to take about 20 to 30 minutes.

Follow-up Appointments

Archwires lose their strength and deteriorate with time. Therefore, our orthodontist will schedule follow-up appointments to adjust the archwires. Otherwise, they may not provide adequate pressure to shift your teeth.

Recovery and Aftercare

You may experience soreness and discomfort the first few days after the procedure. It is usually a sign of shifting teeth and the sedation wearing off. Our dental specialist will recommend a suitable diet change and pain-relief medication to prevent complications or pain.

Contact AVA Dentistry, a family dental clinic, for more information on dental braces in Brantford.