Comprehensive Orthodontics in Coquitlam
Many people view orthodontic care as an optional, aesthetic focus of dentistry. But did you know that in many cases, orthodontics is a necessary means of improving a person’s overall health? Here at Coquitlam Centre Dental Clinic in Coquitlam, we offer a variety of orthodontics treatments for patients of all ages. If you’re looking to straighten your teeth or fix the position and alignment of your teeth or your bite, you can count on our certified and experienced orthodontists to give you a perfect smile! We are happy to provide comprehensive dental and orthodontic care at our clinic in Coquitlam to ensure you have a well-functioning bite and healthy jaw joints. Refer a patient or schedule your appointment with us today!
Benefits of Orthodontic Treatments
Professional modern orthodontic treatments offer a range of aesthetic and functional benefits. Not only does it change other people's impression of you, but it also helps to enhance your self-image as well which can be beneficial for your overall health. Orthodontics offers the following key benefits:
Long-term Dental Health
Because properly aligned teeth are easier to maintain, orthodontic care most often results in proper oral hygiene and a reduced risk of tooth decay.
Chewing and Digestion
Did you know that people with misaligned teeth chew less efficiently? In some severe cases, a bad bite can result in nutritional deficiencies. With the help of our Coquitlam Centre Dental Clinic orthodontics team, you can work to improve your body’s overall health.
For some patients, misaligned teeth result in speaking difficulties. That’s just one more way in which our orthodontic care can help to improve lives.
Preventing Premature Wearing
Another fallback of a bad bite is that it can lead to the premature wearing down of back teeth. With our help, you can work to preserve and protect your smile.
Another mistake many patients make is waiting to seek orthodontic care until all permanent teeth erupt. Orthodontic screening and treatment can begin as early as the age of 7 when enough of the permanent teeth have emerged to identify potential problems. The sooner you get your family started on orthodontic care, the sooner these problems can be identified and treated. When alignment problems are not treated until adulthood, the problems often become more complicated and require more extensive treatment.
If you or your child needs quality orthodontic care, then be sure to contact us today! We offer orthodontics services in Coquitlam, as well as surrounding areas. So if you happen to live in Port Moody or Maple ridge, our orthodontics services are available for you! Call us to make your appointment today and get your family the care they need!
Here are answers to some of the most common questions from our patients about orthodontics:
What Is Orthodontics?
Orthodontics is a specialized branch of dentistry that deals with diagnosing and treating misaligned bites, gaps and irregularities in the teeth and jaw. Contrary to popular opinion, orthodontic treatments can be beneficial for adults as well as teens and pre-teens alike.
What Problems Can Orthodontics Treat?
Orthodontics is used to treat a wide range of dental problems that involve the realignment of the teeth to give you a perfect smile. They can help treat the following irregularities:
Overcrowding which can lead to displaced, rotated or completely misaligned teeth.
An overbite refers to the protrusion of the upper jaw over the lower jaw, which gives a smile a toothy appearance and the chin looks receded.
An underbite refers to the protrusion of the lower jaw over the upper jaw, which makes the chin look overly prominent.
What Are the Common Orthodontic Treatments?
When you want to perfect the alignment of your teeth and get a perfect smile, orthodontists will usually suggest one of the following orthodontic treatments:
We also provide other removable appliances like elastics and springs to improve an overbite and retainers to improve or help hold the new positions of your teeth.
How Much Do These Orthodontic Treatments Cost?
Orthodontic care is a long-term investment in your health and well-being. We are happy to offer financial support and insurance assistance to help make orthodontic care affordable. Considering the many functional and aesthetic advantages it can provide and the real cost of living with dental problems, orthodontic treatment can be a wise investment.
How Long Do Orthodontic Treatments Usually Take?
Depending on the condition of your dental issues, the active stage of treatment may take anywhere from 6 to 30 months. A retainer will need to be worn for a few weeks or months after your braces or appliances are removed.
What Patients Say About Us
Our team of dentists and administrative staff are dedicated to improving your dental health. We can provide safe and reliable orthodontics care in and around Coquitlam using state-of-the-art tools and equipment. We will do everything we can to ensure you have a comfortable experience at our clinic. We offer personalized dental treatments to give you the smile of your dreams. Contact us or book your appointment to visit us today!