As a general dentist in Waterloo whose primary goal is your dental and overall health needs and wants, we provide orthodontic options that will help you and your loved ones achieve a straight, esthetically beautiful – and healthy – smile.
When most people hear the word orthodontics, they think of braces for kids. But did you know that about one in five orthodontic patients is between the ages of 20 and 26? And many of our ortho patients have reached mid-life.
The most common malocclusion problems we see at our practice are crowded teeth, teeth spaced too far apart, protruding upper or lower teeth, and upper and lower front teeth that do not touch. With a gradual approach, orthodontics shifts your teeth into optimum placement over time. Small corrections can be completed in as little as six months while more-complex prescriptions can take longer.
- Invisalign® – This virtually undetectable treatment uses a series of custom-made clear aligners that are calibrated to shift your teeth into their desired position. In many cases, Invisalign is a great alternative to traditional braces, especially for those who want their ortho treatment to be private.
- Band & Bracket Orthodontics – We provide traditional braces … but now, they are far less noticeable than they used to be. Most of the metallic hardware associated with braces can be replaced by transparent or tooth-colored plastic and thinner wires.
We recognize the importance of a great smile. It boosts your confidence, helps you make a great first impression, and perhaps most important of all … helps you avoid serious oral health problems that may require extensive treatment down the road.
After reading this, if you think orthodontics in Waterloo could make a difference to your smile or your child’s, call us today to arrange a consultation. We’d love to hear from you!
Yours in excellent dental health,
Dr. Iris Moreira, your Waterloo Dentist