Do you have concerns about your uneven smile? Consider non-invasive orthodontics!
Dr. Barakat offers braces, orthodontics options, and Invisalign services near you. Orthodontics can provide effective, predictable results for patients with dental concerns related to misaligned teeth. We can fix a variety of bite problems in patients of all ages. Your dentist in Stittsville Ottawa, Dr. Ami Barakat, has been helping children and adults achieve a straighter, healthier smile. He places an emphasis on comprehensive orthodontic care tailored to the unique needs of each patient. From crooked teeth and malocclusion to TMJ disorders, orthodontic treatment can be used to restore a more comfortable, functional smile.
Benefits of Orthodontic Treatment
The word “orthodontics” means “straighten teeth“. Dr. Barakat can straighten teeth and lay the foundation for excellent long-term dental health using a range of treatment options. Options can include traditional metal braces, invisible braces, oral appliances, and more. There are many reasons why teeth are crooked. Patients suffer from improper jaw development, crooked teeth, and myofunctional habits such as thumb sucking and tongue thrusting. Our goal is to thoroughly evaluate your dental health, determine which factors are affecting tooth alignment, and recommend the most appropriate treatment option. We address you or your child’s orthodontic issues in a caring and compassionate manner. Dr. Barakat has created a worry-free dentist office for all families to enjoy great service without pressure.
Common Orthodontic Problems
Achieving a straighter smile has benefits beyond improved aesthetics. Teeth that are straight can support better long-term dental health:
- Easier to brush and floss effectively, reducing the risk of tooth decay and gum disease
- Straight teeth that make proper contact reduce wear and damage, maintaining the integrity of your smile long term
- Addressing a bite imbalance or occlusal disorder with orthodontics can reduce or eliminate jaw tension and TMJ symptoms
- In children, straightening malocclusion can enable normal speech development
Dr. Barakat can use traditional braces, oral appliances, and invisible braces to treat everything from the common to the complex, including:
- Crooked teeth
- Over bite
- Cross bite
- Open bite
- Gaps between teeth, diastemas, uneven spacing
- Deep bite, where incisors are touching the gingival tissue
- TMJ disorders and bite dysfunction
The Canadian Dental Association says “People of any age can benefit from orthodontic treatment”. We recommend that children receive an orthodontic evaluation around age 6, or once the permanent teeth begin to erupt. We look for possible bite problems that can be corrected conservatively with early intervention and treatment. In some cases, young patients can even avoid the need for braces later on if certain issues are corrected early. Dr. Barakat will recommend the most conservative avenue of treatment first, with the goal of achieving and maintaining a functional bite.
Schedule A Consultation with Dr. Barakat
The first step is to schedule a consultation for you or your child in our Stittsville orthodontic office, conveniently located on Hazeldean Rd. Dr. Barakat offers free orthodontic consultations for patients of all ages. This will include a dental exam and a recommended treatment plan for your consideration. We also welcome new orthodontics patients from Kanata, Ottawa, Richmon and all surrounding Stittsville neighbourhoods. Give us a call at (613) 655-9966, or request an appointment online today.