Smile problems usually begin showing up when a child is about 7 years old. This is typically when baby teeth have begun to fall out and secondary, or adult, teeth are beginning to erupt. This is when orthodontist Dr. J. Smith can spot:
Malocclusion “bad bite” problems
Crowded teeth, spacing and protrusion issues (gapped teeth, crooked teeth)
Open and closed bite conditions
Overbite, underbite and crossbite
Cleft palate and other craniofacial problems
In addition to a variety of solutions for these problems, Dr. Jen uses a scanner that eliminates the need for goopy, gag-reflex impressions for many patients, as well as digital X-rays and the latest teeth-straightening options:
Clear Aligners – A series of removable clear aligners is an excellent choice for teenagers and adults who want high-impact smiles without the “braces” look. Removable for eating, brushing and flossing.
Self-ligating brackets – Similar to traditional braces, these move teeth with less binding and friction.
Stainless-steel minis, tooth-coloured or clear braces – Manufactured using several different materials. Stainless steel braces are the smallest and provide a wide range of popular colours. Clear braces are ceramic and much less noticeable because they let your teeth show through.
Kids braces, teen braces and braces for adults – We specialize in teeth straightening for patients of all ages. In fact, one out of four of our patients is an adult. That’s why we offer options for many different orthodontic needs and ages, including traditional braces with fun-coloured elastics for kids.
If you’re looking for exceptional solutions for smile problems, please don’t hesitate to call us at 403.256.7797. For your convenience, you can use our online Request an Appointment form to discuss your orthodontic options. Our service area includes South Calgary, Okotoks, Southeast Calgary and Southwest Calgary.