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Demand for orthodontic treatment with braces amongst children, teens, and adults continues to rise. It’s one of the most popular dental treatments available and it delivers some of the most dramatic changes to your smile, your facial appearance, and your confidence … and therefore, and this is no exaggeration … your life. When searching for the right dentist for braces, it’s important to choose a provider who not only has a proven track record but also understands the specific needs and concerns of their patients. Our clinic is known for its excellent dental braces services. We offer a variety of options including traditional metal braces, ceramic braces, and discreet lingual braces.

Studies have also shown that when children are teased about their teeth, it makes them awkward, even scared, during social interactions. The same study showed that children with an increased overbite or spaces between their front teeth have more significant social and emotional issues than children with well-aligned teeth. Addressing these issues early with front teeth braces can make a substantial difference. Front teeth braces specifically focus on correcting the alignment of the most visible teeth, which can dramatically enhance a child’s smile and boost their confidence.

Having crooked teeth not only has detrimental effects on your mental health, but it can trigger all types of problems with your physical health, including including dental issues that braces can help correct. For those who may not require full orthodontic treatment, partial braces offer a targeted solution to correct specific misalignments. If cost is a concern, exploring options for cheap braces in Edmonton may be beneficial. Our clinic strives to provide affordable orthodontic solutions without compromising on quality.

Why do some people have crooked teeth?

There are a few reasons… 

  • Genetics – Just like you can’t choose your hair color or eye color, you can’t predetermine you tooth color, size, shape, nor alignment. Often children will inherit one parent’s larger-sized teeth with another parent’s smaller jaw, resulting in a crowded smile. When you reverse this scenario – small teeth in a wider jaw – it results in a spaced-out smile.
  • Myofunctional Habits – These are associated with muscles of the mouth, like those involved with thumb-sucking, tongue thrusting, & reverse swallowing. These habits may cause under-development of the jaw.
  • Mouth Breathing – When nose-breathing is restricted or blocked, either temporarily or long-term, people become “mouth breathers.” It contributes to incorrect jaw development, crooked teeth, facial deformities, and poor growth.
  • Nail Biting – Believe it or not, your fingernails are really tough and put up a lot of resistance when you bite them. It can cause teeth to move inward or twist. Gaps may become wider.
  • Missing Teeth – Teeth act as placeholders for each other. When one is lost, the neighboring teeth shift to fill the space left behind.

Three top reasons people consider orthodontics with braces:

  1.  improve smile esthetics and overall face appearance
  2. correct the way the upper and lower teeth meet when speaking or chewing
  3. eliminate malocclusions (bad bites) that could cause teeth to chip or crack.

What is the best age to start orthodontic treatment with braces?

We recommend your child should have their first evaluation around age seven. We’ll assess growth, estimate future growth, and take x-rays to determine permanent teeth placement. This early evaluation will allow us to catch any serious issues like malocclusion, a crossbite, a narrow jaw, or protruding teeth. If any of these conditions are present, our orthodontic braces services can offer a timely and effective solution. For those seeking dental braces in Edmonton, MAK Dental provides expert care.

So that your child doesn’t outgrow any corrections, we don’t begin treatment with braces until about age 10 to 14 or later, depending on the treatment plan. This timing ensures that most of the permanent teeth have erupted and are in place, which is crucial for achieving lasting alignment. For children who have smaller teeth or unique dental challenges, we offer specialized solutions with braces on small teeth.

Dental Braces is available at MAK Dental clinic in Edmonton and the surrounding area. Call us at 587-402-1042 to schedule an appointment to see if this treatment is right for you. For those specifically looking for orthodontic braces in Edmonton, MAK Dental is your trusted destination.

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