Orthodontics

Braces (Orthodontic Treatment) For All Ages!

We all know that nice straight teeth enhance our confidence, and self-esteem during professional and social interactions. Apart from a great smile, straight teeth can improve your speech, chewing efficiency, and make brushing and flossing easier.

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Dr. Daphne Kwan utilizes both removable and fixed appliances (conventional wire and brackets) to treat mild to moderate orthodontic problems. Children between the ages of 7-14 years old are usually good candidates to receive treatment as their facial structures are still developing. Adults can also benefit from braces but may need additional procedures as their facial structures are fully developed.

Braces for Adults

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Think it’s too late for you to get braces?

Think again! You’re never too old to have braces and you’d actually be surprised at how many adults are getting braces today.  Most adults do it for professional or personal reasons.  So, how long will you have to wear braces? While every orthodontic treatment is unique with varying treatment times, the average time you will have to wear your adult braces is two years.

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Space Maintainers for Children

This is usually indicated for children who have premature loss of baby teeth due to dental decay, trauma or other causes. Early loss of baby teeth can cause adjacent teeth to drift  into the space, often preventing ideal eruption of permanent teeth. To prevent crocked and crowded teeth that may later require orthodontic treatment, Dr. Kwan recommends the use of space maintainers in the form of metal rings to secure the space for permanent tooth eruption. A space maintainer is a custom-made appliance that can be either removable or cemented in a child’s mouth.


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Book an Orthodontic Consultation today at our Toronto Dental Office! (416) 497-7500