Redwood Dental Centre - Thunder Bay

Orthodontics
in Thunder Bay

Orthodontic treatment is so common these days that most of our patients consider it a right of passage. Rest assured, it is never too late to seek orthodontic treatment.

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The benefits of orthodontic treatment include a healthier mouth, a more pleasing appearance, and teeth that are more likely to last a lifetime.

How do I know if I need orthodontics?

  • Overbite – when your upper teeth lie too far forward.
  • Spacing – gaps or spaces between the teeth.
  • Underbite – when your lower teeth lie too far forward.
  • Crowding – when teeth are overlapping or impossible to floss.
  • Crossbite – a bite that doesn’t mesh comfortably.

Treatment

Traditional Braces

When you hear the word braces, you most likely think of those bulky metal brackets with wires. Modern dental brackets are now smaller, less noticeable, and just as effective as the older bulkier ones. They’re easier to keep clean and much more comfortable.

Clear Brackets

If you’re looking for conventional brackets, we also offer clear brackets that tend to be more popular among our adult patients. These brackets are designed to combine conventional orthodontics with discretion. At a quick glance, no one will even realize you are wearing braces.

Clear Aligners - Invisalign

Invisalign uses a series of custom made trays to gradually shift your teeth to their ideal positions. These transparent trays fit snugly against your teeth and are removable so you can take them out to eat what you want, brush and floss like normal, and keep your trays fresh and clean.

Contact us today

to schedule an initial consultation & exam.

Your consultation will include an examination of everything from your teeth, gums and soft tissues to the shape and condition of your bite. Generally, we want to see how your whole mouth looks and functions. Before we plan your treatment we want to know everything about the health and aesthetic of your smile, and, most importantly, what you want to achieve so we can help you get there.

Frequently Asked Questions

It is always best for orthodontic treatment to occur when you are younger and before most of your adult teeth have arrived. This can save you from a lifetime of side effects that can occur due to crooked teeth or a misaligned jaw. If you are a parent, it is highly recommended to have your children examined to see if there are any skeletal issues that need to be adjusted. That said, orthodontic treatment can still be provided to adults and booking your consultation is the first step.

Braces do not hurt when they are applied. After they begin to shift your teeth some discomfort may be felt. Most patients describe the feeling as more annoying than painful. That being said, we are equipped with several solutions to help you cope along the way.

A healthy set of teeth and gums are required before braces can be placed. If a patient is evaluated and needs intervention before starting regular orthodontic treatment, this is called a two-phase treatment. At Redwood Dental we ensure that your smile is at its optimal potential before proceeding with any orthodontic treatments.

With a two-phase treatment plan, the goal is to maximize the opportunity to accomplish the ideal healthy, functional, and aesthetically pleasing results that will remain consistent throughout your entire life.

At Redwood Dental, we motivate parents to start early orthodontic treatment. We use functional appliances to correct any skeletal problems and aim to avoid any surgical procedures after the child has passed puberty. Once you have passed puberty it becomes more difficult to correct jaw misalignments. An appointment at Redwood Dental can ensure your children’s needs be handled correctly to avoid any future surgery.

Delaying treatment can result in side-effects such as TMJ and periodontal disease. It is best to move quickly on correcting your smile. Book your consultation now to discuss treatment and payment plans.

Depending on the solution required the price is unique to each situation. Book your appointment now to receive a quote built specifically for you.

Please contact your insurance provider to see if your plan covers orthodontics. We will work to create a quote that can be presented to your provider.