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. She will create treatment plans designed to meet the unique needs of the individual patient. We offer traditional metal braces in addition to 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. Additionally, it can impact your overall 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. This means your upper and lower sets of teeth will be able to make contact properly when biting. Your bite will be more comfortable and will put less strain on your teeth, joints, and muscles. This 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
The dentist screens children for concerns related to the development of their jaw structure and tooth position around the age of 7. At this point, their permanent teeth have begun erupting. At this stage of growth and development, it is often possible to intervene early and address any diagnosed problems.
This could impact the function and appearance of their smile with less invasive measures. Known as phase one orthodontics, early orthodontic treatment can include the use of oral appliances, retainers, and braces. The goal is to set 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:
About Invisalign Clear Aligners
Invisalign technology has improved drastically over the years. Patients young and old can benefit from this discreet orthodontic treatment. During treatment, your bite is more comfortable, your teeth are easier to clean, and your smile is more aesthetic. The Invisalign system is proven to be just as effective at straightening teeth as traditional braces. It is even capable of handling more complex cases than before. Dr. Chahal recommends this treatment to patients because the results are more predictable and even faster in some cases.