Hamilton Mountain Dental Group

Hamilton Orthodontics

If you’re looking for a new family dentistry office that offers orthodontic treatment for you or another family member, our orthodontists in Hamilton, Ontario can assist you with flexible treatment options and provide a comfortable experience.

Our Traditional Orthodontic Treatment

Our orthodontists are happy to provide an affordable and traditional treatment plan for patients needing to straighten their teeth, fill gaps, or repair overbites/underbites. Metal braces have been commonly used since the 1950s. 

They’re made from stainless steel and attached to each tooth with dental cement with metal wires linked to each other. Some braces require elastics to help move the jaw and teeth into the desired position, but not every patient will require this.

How Long Will I Have Braces For?

Each patient’s case will vary, but treatment typically takes one to two years. Every four to six weeks, your braces will need to be tightened. Experiencing discomfort for the next couple of days is normal, but this means the braces are actually working! Your new beautiful smile is on its way!

What Age Is Best To Get Braces?

The best age to receive braces is anywhere from ten to 14, though this doesn’t mean adults can’t get braces! Ten to 14 is more ideal because the head and jaw are still growing, therefore, it’s easier for teeth to move and treatment may not take as long (depending on the severity). 

We’ll stay up-to-date with x-rays and discuss with parents when they should consider having their children begin orthodontic treatment. Our orthodontist always remains open and honest and strives to help make your decisions easier.

Is InvisalignⓇ Treatment For Me?

If you’re interested in Invisalign treatment, our team will discuss the best possible options for you. Not every patient is suited for this service, but it will depend on the complexity of each case. Invisalign clear aligners work the same way as braces – they straighten your teeth, fill in gaps, and give you the smile you’ve been longing for. They’re removable and need to be worn for 20-22 hours of the day and are virtually invisible.

Will I Need To Wear Retainers After?

Regardless of whether you opt for metal braces or Invisalign treatment in Hamilton, you will need to wear retainers for the rest of your life. This is strictly meant to ensure your smile doesn’t shift after all that hard work. This is especially important for children aged ten to 14. As they continue to age, their teeth can shift. Of course, it takes a while to get used to them and noticing a lisp initially is normal, but retainers are custom-made to enhance comfort, and they only need to be worn at night. They’re easy to clean and will come with their own cases to keep them safe and prevent them from drying out and becoming damaged.

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It’s Not Just About Your Teeth.
It’s About You Too.

Let us help you take control of your oral health again with our modern, state-of-the-art technology that we constantly evolve along with. Improving patient experience is very important to us as well as keeping every patient well-informed throughout any procedure. Call us today to schedule your next appointment.

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