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Orthodontics (Braces)

At Appleby Dental Care, we strive to create beautiful smiles by providing efficient and effective orthodontic care to children and adults. We are proud to maintain the high standards of excellence and professionalism in all aspects of our patient-centred practice. We continually work to create a positive experience beyond our patients’ expectations.

How Orthodontic Treatment Works
Orthodontic appliances can be made of metal, ceramic or plastic. They may be removable or they may be brackets bonded to the teeth. By placing a constant, gentle force in a carefully controlled direction, braces slowly move teeth to a corrected position. This is a great time to wear braces! Gone are the days when a metal band with a bracket was placed around each tooth. You can choose brackets that are clear or metallic in colour. You can choose the colour of the ties that hold the wire in brackets. Wires are also less noticeable than they used to be and the latest materials move teeth faster with less discomfort to patients.

How long does Orthodontic Treatment take
In general, the orthodontic treatment time will range from one to three years, depending on the growth of the patient’s mouth and face and the severity of the problem. Patients grow at different rates and will respond variously to orthodontic treatment, so the time to case completion may differ from the original estimate.