Orthodontics Dental Clinics, Toronto Orthodontic Specialist

What is Orthodontics?

Orthodontics—formally orthodontics and dentofacial orthopedics—is the specialty of dentistry concerned with the study and treatment of malocclusion/improper bites which may be a result of tooth irregularity, disproportionate jaw relationships, or both. Orthodontic treatment can focus on dental displacement or can address the control and modification of facial growth.


The most common reasons patients seek orthodontic treatment are to address:
  • Protruding upper front teeth – one of the most common dental problems
  • Crowding – a narrow jaw may mean there is not enough room for your teeth, resulting in crowding
  • Significant gaps between the teeth
  • Asymmetry – particularly when the centre lines of the upper and lower front teeth do not match, perhaps because the teeth have drifted or the position of the jaw has shifted
  • A deep bite – when your upper teeth cover the lower teeth disproportionately
  • A reverse bite – when your upper teeth bite inside the lower teeth
  • An open bite – when your front teeth remain apart as your back teeth meet; the tongue is often still visible between the upper and lower front teeth
  • Impacted teeth – in some patients, secondary teeth come through in the wrong position or do not erupt at all- orthodontic treatment can help bring these teeth into alignment

Besides straighter teeth, what is another reason to consider orthodontic treatment?

Studies show malocclusions/bad bites can cause problems beyond aesthetics. Breathing problems, headaches, ear aches, ear infections and mouth breathing, as well as serious disorders such as TMD or TMJ can be attributed to bad bites. Fortunately, a lot of these symptoms clear up after undergoing the required treatment. Orthodontic treatment isn’t just about improving your smile, it is about improving your bite/teeth so your mouth and jaws can work in harmony. Once your bite is corrected, you can eat much more comfortably, take care of your teeth and gums more easily and of course your smile will benefit!


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