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Teeth Straightening Isn’t Just For Kids

Teeth Straightening Isn’t Just For Kids

Do you have misaligned teeth? Teeth Straightening problem? It may be time to look into an orthodontic solution. Adults as well as kids can benefit from having improved dental health by the manner of straighter and aligned teeth; orthodontics can improve your smile as well as relieve pain. Today’s braces for adults include a solution of clear aligners that are less noticeable than traditional metal braces.

Did you know that, according to the American Association of Orthodontists, one in four patients is an adult? Regardless of a person’s age, an orthodontic solution creates a better bite, as it decreases the chance of further dental problems in the future.

Metal Braces

Brackets are attached to each tooth as arch wires are fitted into all brackets. They may need adjustment and may feel a bit uncomfortable when first put on. Braces are often used for the following:

  • Overbites
  • Underbites
  • Crooked teeth
  • Gapped teeth
  • Misaligned teeth
  • and other issues

Gently urging your teeth into position over time, they solve cosmetic problems as well as help prevent gum and dental issues and decay. Teens and children often use this type of solution. Good brushing and flossing are vital.


Retainers are use after the metal braces have been removed. Retainers can be removed, although there are some that are bonded and cannot be taken out. Most retainers are worn at night to help keep the teeth in the desired position, avoiding crooked teeth after braces.


This is the most discreet solution to braces; adults often choose this, especially if they do not want others to know that they are wearing braces. As a clear plastic sheath that sits on the top of the teeth, they serve the same purpose as metal braces. Invisalign® is ideal if you do not want to broadcast that you are wearing braces on your teeth. Your smile can still be restructured, although in a less obvious way.

Jaw Pain Solutions and More

Although younger patients have the best outcomes, functional jaw orthopedics can treat the following through appliances to reshape the jaw. These issues include:

  • TMJ pain
  • Sleep apnea
  • Buck teeth
  • Small lower jaw
  • and more

This type of therapy may even help avoid these issues.

Our Centretown orthodontics in Ottawa can help you, an adult, as well as your kids, with straighter teeth and freedom from jaw pain. Contact us today for an appointment to learn more about our orthodontic solutions.