Orthodontic Treatments for Adults

Can Adults In Calgary & Canmore, Alberta Benefit From Orthodontics?

A growing number of adults fit braces or Invisalign® into their lifestyle. In fact, one in four orthodontic patients is an adult.

At Antosz Vincelli Orthodontics in Calgary, we provide braces and Invisalign® for adults and include a comprehensive and health-oriented focus designed to meet your needs.

If you’re an adult, it’s not too late to correct problems such as crooked or crowded teeth, overbites, underbite, incorrect jaw position, or jaw-joint disorders with adult braces or Invisalign®.

Antosz Vincelli Orthodontics in Calgary & Canmore offer adult orthodontics for patients who may want braces or Invisalign® treatment.

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Why Do Adults Seek Braces, Invisalign® And Other Orthodontic Treatments?

These common orthodontic problems can become big problems if not addressed. Whatever your orthodontic issues, we can customize a treatment plan to fit your unique needs.

Crowding

One of the most prevalent orthodontic problems is teeth that are too crowded. Crowded teeth are extremely difficult to clean, making them more prone to decay, even if good oral hygiene is practised.

Spaces in teeth

Spaces in teeth 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.

Overbites

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.

Underbite

An underbite is a term for a dental condition characterized by lower teeth that extend outward farther than the upper front teeth. Severe cases of underbite may cause difficulty biting and chewing food, challenges with speaking and mouth and face pain due to the misalignment of the jaw.

Crossbite

A crossbite is a misalignment of teeth, usually where the upper teeth fit inside the lower teeth. This misalignment can affect a single tooth or groups of teeth. If not corrected, a crossbite can wear down the enamel of the tooth as the jaw shifts to the side.

Sleep Apnea

Sleep Apnea can happen when the airway is obstructed by any or all of tonsils, adenoids, nasal obstruction, and tongue (not enough room because of narrow or receded jaws). At night, the body has to “fight” to get air in past the obstructions. Cortisol, a stress hormone, is produced to create the fight to breathe.

 

Sleep apnea may cause long-term high levels of cortisol which may have negative effects. It can happen at all ages.

TMD/TMJ Temporomandibular Disorder

Many adults & teens experience pain because of Temporomandibular Disorder (TMD), and “bad bites” are often a contributing factor to TMD. Jaw dislocation is what causes all of the symptoms that the patient experiences.

 

Watch a quick video on our TMD Page