Our exam process will give us the chance to determine the optimal time to begin treatment, as well as give you a chance to learn about treatment options.
One of the most prevalent orthodontic problems is teeth that are too crowded. Dr. Antosz and Dr. Vincelli, your NW Calgary orthodontists, can recognize and provide braces to treat this crowding.
These teeth are extremely difficult to clean, making them more prone to decay, even if good oral hygiene is practised.
Conversely, spaces can also be a problem, especially if the early loss or extraction of teeth causes healthy teeth to tip into open spaces. Deterioration of the supporting bone may occur, causing teeth to become loose.
This can cause abnormal wear of tooth surfaces, as well as excess stress on supporting bone and gum tissue.
The stress on supporting tissues might contribute to gum disease and possibly lead to the loss of teeth.
Sleep apnea in children can have adverse long-term effects.
Sleep apnea may cause long-term high levels of cortisol which may have negative effects, especially in children:
Making the jaw the proper size, width and alignment with orthodontic treatment can help alleviate airway issues, like sleep apnea, in young kids.
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