Do you think having straight teeth is important? According to a study done in 2016, eight out of ten American adults believe that there is some value in having straight teeth. The study also showed that 80 percent of patients who had orthodontic treatment felt that straightening their teeth had a significant impact on their lives. Based on the research, the primary motivation for correcting crooked teeth and bite problems is to boost one’s self-esteem and enhance an overall appearance.
Did you know that there are numerous ways to classify Malocclusions (bites)? The most common method is known as the Angle Classification. Today, we will share with you some details about the classifications of malocclusions according to Edward H. Angle. This will help provide some details for classifying your orthodontic case.
When using braces to straighten your teeth, your orthodontist may suggest the use of elastics as a part of your treatment. Orthodontic elastics, also known as rubber bands, help with creating specific forces on the teeth to assist with correcting the bite.
Are you going to your first orthodontic appointment after getting your braces? Don’t know what to expect after the placement of braces on your teeth? Maybe you are anxious about having your braces tightened. The unknown can be a bit scary but here at York Mills Orthodontics, we make sure that our patients are aware of what will happen after having their braces put on.
How Metal Braces are Removed
It’s that much anticipated time…time to remove your braces! Here at York Mills Orthodontics, we know how excited our patients get, in anticipation of getting their braces off. Many, may be anxious about how it may feel to remove their braces. So we thought you would love to learn how braces are removed.
Everyone dreams of having a healthy and confident smile with straight teeth. With orthodontic treatment, you can improve and revitalize your smile. There are many different orthodontic options available today. One of these options is called ‘ceramic braces’.
Today, there are numerous ways to treat misaligned teeth and bite problems. From using metal braces, to clear braces, or Invisalign, orthodontists will help you decide what the best treatment for your malocclusion.