Metal and Ceramic Braces in NE Calgary

Metal and Ceramic Braces Near You

There are a variety of treatments available for patients with crooked teeth, or a misaligned bite. One of these orthodontic treatment includes braces, designed to align and straighten teeth.

Braces Treatment

What Types of Braces Are Available?

If braces are the right solution, a patient will be prescribed an appliance specific to their needs. The braces may entail bands, wires or removable corrective appliances. The following is a list of the most common types of braces:

  • Metal Braces (also referred to as traditional braces).
  • Ceramic Braces.
  • Lingual Braces.
  • Self-Ligating Braces.
  • Invisalign (clear braces).

“Mini-braces” in NE Calgary, AB T3J 0W8 are quite smaller than traditional braces, this may be an option for some. Patients will discuss with their dentist to determine which is their best option. The dental professional will conduct a clinical exam, including X-Rays of the mouth and head. The treatment plan is based on the analysis of gathered information.

Braces Treatment

How Do Braces Work?

Overtime, braces in NE Calgary, AB T3J 0W8 straighten the teeth by applying continuous pressure. As the teeth slowly move in a specific direction, the bone changes as a result of the applied pressure. Braces consist of the following components:

  • Brackets
  • Orthodontics bands
  • Spacers
  • Arch wires
  • Ties
  • A buccal tube
  • Rubber bands
  • Springs
  • Elastics
  • Facebow headgear
Braces Treatment

How Long Will I Have to Wear Braces?

The time required for braces is dependent on the person. The severity of the issue, the amount of room available, the distance the teeth must travel and the health of the teeth and overall mouth are all factors. On average, patients are required to wear braces for one to three years. Failing to follow instructions may result in longer treatment time.

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We continue to receive several emails and phone calls from our patients eagerly waiting to schedule appointments. We anticipate opening the office very soon for emergency and non urgent dental care very soon. I have been taking steps to ensure a high level of safety for our staff and patients once we are open.

We will limit the number of patients in our office at any one given time and make sure that social distancing between patients is followed as recommended by Dr. Hinshaw (Alberta’s Chief Medical Officer) and the Alberta Dental College.

Germs and viruses can spread easily so we want to make sure we are doing our part to protect our patients and staff through prevention measures. We will be having mandatory protocols in place for hand washing, sanitization of workspace and our staff wearing masks.

There will be limited staff available and we will make our best efforts to answer phones from 9am to 1:00 pm from Monday to Thursday to schedule emergency and non urgent dental care. If we do not answer your call please understand that we are assisting another patient or feel free to text me at 403-703-1914.

Please know that the safety of our patients and staff is our highest priority. We want you to feel comfortable the next time you visit our office knowing that we have taken the steps to protect everyone.