Who Should You See if You Have Misaligned Teeth?

Par Dr. Normand Bach 29/03/2024

Who Should You See if You Have Misaligned Teeth?

You’ve had misaligned teeth for a long time now, and it embarrasses you to the point where you think you might have developed a complex about it. The good news, for both children and adults, is that there are modern teeth straightening options that can bring a brand-new smile to your face.

For many years now, the Normand Bach orthodontic clinic in Montreal, in the heart of Plateau-Mont-Royal, has specialized in orthodontics. The clinic offers innovative non-invasive techniques that are sure to please you. Read the following, if you don’t want to miss out.

Why Do I Have Misaligned Teeth?

It might be that genetic factors are involved. However, malocclusion can also be explained by other factors. The following figure highlights the leading ones:

 

 

Although the above figure emphasizes the factors most often reported in the dental literature, it’s not meant to be exhaustive. There could be other underlying causes for misaligned teeth.

Improper tooth development often causes esthetic concerns. As a result, having straight teeth boosts your self-confidence in the personal and professional spheres.

Moreover, misaligned teeth can lead to difficulties while brushing, or cause cavities and other problems.

Bruxism is also one of the common consequences of malocclusion, and it’s known to accelerate dental erosion. Having misaligned teeth can also cause pains and chewing difficulties and can lead to digestive problems, among others.

Accordingly, malocclusion must be taken seriously, no matter the age. In fact, that’s why there are highly effective treatments for children and adults.

How Do You Fix Misaligned Teeth?

In the vast majority of cases, it’s possible to fix misaligned teeth using orthodontic treatment. Patients can choose from several options, depending on their needs and budget. You can rest assured that Dr. Normand Bach’s clinic puts at your disposal the most advanced techniques in orthodontics.

Dental Braces

When it comes to dental braces, your orthodontist can suggest a dental appliance that’s fixed to your teeth with several brackets. Dental braces possess elastic properties. They apply constant pressure on misaligned teeth to move them into the right position. There are three types of dental braces:

  • Metal
  • Ceramic
  • Resin

While the first two types of braces are the most common ones, resin brackets are the most expensive option on the market.

Lingual braces

This type of treatment is popular with both kids and adults. Lingual braces are based on the same principle as the braces we’ve seen above. The only difference is that the brackets and the wire are fixed to the back of your teeth, for esthetic reasons. It’s important to note that this option is expensive and can irritate your tongue. Other than that, it’s an effective treatment.

 

 

Invisalign Aligners

These days, Invisalign aligners have become very popular. It’s an invisible and generally painless treatment. In fact, these invisible aligners allow you to treat malocclusion without too much hassle. Moreover, they’re esthetically pleasing and easy to put.

It’s important to remember that these aligners must be worn at all times, except when eating or brushing your teeth. They are made to measure by your orthodontist, with a three-dimensional cast of your jaw.

Undoubtedly, Invisalign aligners are highly appreciated for their effectiveness, invisibility and simplified use. Your orthodontist is the only professional that can make sure your aligners are properly adapted to your mouth. That’s why you have to exercise caution with aligners that are sold online. These products can cause you more harm than good.

At Dr. Normand Bach’s clinic in the heart of Montreal, patients receive transparent aligners that are comfortable and perfectly adapted to their mouth. Patients have to wear their aligners at all times. The length of the treatment varies from 6 to 18 months, depending on the malocclusion. Adjustments are necessary at regular intervals, and and improvements are noticeable as the treatment progresses.

Visit Dr. Normand Bach and his team now, and discover your new smile. With his know-how and many years of experience, Dr. Normand Bach will suggest the best possible treatment to correct your malocclusion.

Make an appointment now and take advantage of the competent advice of an experienced orthodontist. See you there!

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