Most people know about orthodontic treatments in Calgary, but you might not know about orthopedics! While still considered a form of orthodontics, orthopedics usually applies to younger children to prevent a more severe bite problem later in life. Functional orthopedics relies mostly on therapeutic practices to teach children habits that will aid in proper growth patterns for their teeth. Removable appliances can also be used to enhance treatment. If applied correctly, orthopedics can diminish the need for braces and other treatments later in your child’s life.
Braces are the most commonly used orthodontic treatment in Calgary and elsewhere. If you are not happy with the way your teeth look, and have symptoms such as crooked, over crowded, under or over bite, open bite or protruding teeth, orthodontic treatment may help. Using braces (Fastbraces®), retainers, or other devices to apply pressure over a period of months or years, your teeth can be moved into the desired position. If you think you or your child could benefit from orthodontics, please call us at 403-207-1165.