Orthodontics can help you achieve a beautiful, comfortable and healthy smile. Crooked teeth, malocclusion and a range of oral health and cosmetic concerns can be addressed by Dr. Shruti Chahal with personalized orthodontic treatment.
Dr. Chahal has advanced training in orthodontics and works with children and adults to create treatment plans designed to meet the unique needs of the individual patient. We offer traditional metal braces and invisible braces. Orthodontics can be used to treat dental concerns that affect the health, function, and appearance of your natural smile and your results will support better speech and a reduced risk of decay and TMJ related disorders.
Why Straighten Crooked Teeth?
Crooked teeth can present a range of problems for the stability and health of your bite in addition to impacting your confidence in the appearance of your smile. Straightening your smile will enable you to brush and floss more effectively and significantly reduce the incidence of tooth decay and gum disease.
Orthodontics will reposition the teeth for a more stable bite, allowing the teeth to make contact properly when biting and providing a comfortable bite. This also reduces the risk of tooth damage and bite problems as a result of malocclusions such as overbite, underbite, and crossbite, which can put undue pressure on the teeth.
Early Orthodontic Treatment for Children
Children are screened for concerns related to the development of their jaw structure and tooth position around the age of 7, once the permanent teeth have begun erupting. At this stage of growth and development, it is often possible to address problems that could impact the function and appearance of their smile with less invasive measures. Phase one orthodontics can include the use of oral appliances, retainers, and braces with the goal of setting the stage for a healthy adult smile down the road.
Orthodontic Treatment in Calgary
Dr. Chahal will meet with you or your child to thoroughly examine and evaluate all aspects of your smile before recommending orthodontic treatment. The type of braces recommended, the use of oral appliances and the length of treatment will depend upon the severity of the concerns to be treated. Foothills Dentistry offers a range of options to meet your needs or those of your child:
- Ceramic braces
- Metal braces
- Invisalign clear aligners