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GENERAL ORTHODONTICS

​Malocclusion is the technical term for teeth that do not fit together correctly.


Malocclusions not only affect the teeth, but also the appearance of the face. Some malocclusions are inherited; however, some are due to acquired habits such as thumb sucking and tongue thrusting. The spacing left from an adult tooth being extracted or an early loss of a baby tooth can also contribute to a malocclusion.




Who Will Benefit from Orthodontics?


Though general orthodontics was originally aimed at treating children and teenagers, almost one third of orthodontic patients are now adults. A person of any age can be successfully treated by an orthodontist. It is important to seek orthodontic treatment early to avoid expensive restorative procedures in the future.




The typical irregularities requiring general orthodontics treatment are as follows:


Overcrowding An overcrowded mouth can means there is insufficient space within the jaw for all the adult teeth to fit naturally. Overcrowding may lead to displaced, rotated or completely misaligned teeth. Spacing Excessive space between the teeth. Excessive Overbite An overbite refers to when upper front teeth overlap over front teeth too much. Crossbite Anterior crossbite: Occurs when the lower front teeth are in front of the upper front teeth Posterior crossbite: Occurs in the back teeth when the upper and lower teeth do not fit together properly.




How can general orthodontics help?


General orthodontics offers techniques that will realign the teeth and revitalize the smile. There are several treatments the general orthodontist may use, depending on the results of panoramic x-rays, study models (bite impressions) and a thorough visual examination. Fixed dental braces can be used to expediently correct even the most severe case of misalignment. These braces consist of metal or ceramic brackets which are affixed to each tooth and an archwire which is used to gradually move the teeth through the duration of the treatment. Removable appliances include orthopedic appliances, clear aligners such as Invisalign aligners which are almost invisible to the naked eye. Visit Bathurst College Dentistry today and our team will provide you with various solutions that could greatly improve your smile.





General orthodontics is a branch of dentistry focused on the diagnosis, prevention, and treatment of jaw, face, and bite irregularities (malocclusions). Recent years have brought about many advancements within the dental industry, specifically with regards to orthodontic treatment and care. There is heightened awareness on the health and look of a patient’s smile has fueled the desire for many to seek out orthodontia not only as a medical necessity, but for cosmetic reasons as well. Whether it is traditional braces or custom-made removable appliances, we can help you have the healthy, straight, beautiful smile you have been waiting for. To book a smile enhancing appointment today, call: 416 925–0154 or email: info@bcddental.com. Also you can visit our team at Bathurst College Dentistry.