Crooked teeth are one of the common reasons that patients of all ages seek orthodontic treatment, with the goal of achieving a more aesthetically pleasing smile. However, straightening teeth also improves dental health and when done early, can avoid the development of a range of dental concerns and problems, including TMJ disorders.
Crooked teeth can be the result of overcrowding of teeth, congenital issues or myofunctional habits, including thumb sucking and tongue thrusting. Straightening the teeth can address these dental concerns as well as enhance the appearance of your smile, boosting your self confidence. Crooked teeth can be treated with all typed of orthodontics, depending on your specific dental problems and cosmetic goals. Ottawa dentist Dr. Ami Barakat works with patients of all ages on an individual basis and will recommend the option(s) best suited to your unique needs. He has advanced training in the diagnosis and treatment of complex concerns and neuromuscular dentistry.
Straightening Teeth in Children
For young patients with crooked teeth, Dr. Barakat will evaluate their overall oral health for signs of problems. He will evaluate the development and structure of the jaw, and tooth development issues. He may recommend early orthodontic treatment to provide a stable, healthy oral foundation for lasting results. It is important to fully understand and address any underlying issues. If early treatment is best, we offer a range of oral appliances, clear aligners and braces.
Straightening teeth early can avoid future bite problems, tooth damage and enable your child to care for their teeth more effectively. It can also give your child confidence in their overall appearance as they grow.
Adults with Crooked Teeth
Many adult patients suffer silently with a smile that they often feel embarrassed of due to teeth that are crooked or misaligned. It is never too late to straighten your smile, improve your dental health and boost your confidence. Feeling good about your smile can have a positive impact on your social and professional interactions and inspire you to maintain your dental health as you age.
Dr. Barakat offers adult orthodontic treatment for patients who have never had braces or are experiencing a relapse of tooth movement after previous orthodontic care. From metal braces to Invisalign, Dr. Barakat can work with you to achieve a beautiful smile through personalized orthodontic care.
Schedule A Consultation
To learn more about how orthodontic treatment can address your oral health and cosmetic concerns, schedule a consultation with Dr. Barakat in our Stittsville dentist office. We work with patients of all ages and provide personalized care for meeting your goals.