How Long Does It Take For Braces To Straighten Teeth?

top orthodontist KelownaWaiting is hard. You want your new smile today! In this post from Choose Your Smile in Kelowna, we remind you it takes a while to move misaligned teeth into their proper position. Most people wear braces from 18 to 36 months.

What issues influence the treatment time?

  • The type of braces used
  • How well the patient follows the orthodontist’s instructions regarding foods to avoid
  • The distance the teeth must be moved
  • The amount of room available in the mouth
  • The condition of the teeth
  • The health of the gums and jawbone

Keep all your appointments during treatment. We will make sure the braces are working like they should. We will monitor the wires, springs or rubber bands to exert the correct amount of pressure on the teeth.

At Choose Your Smile in Kelowna we offer traditional wire braces, and clear braces from Invisalign. People from Mission, V1Y 8B7, and V1W 3C6 have straighter teeth after our treatment. Call for an appointment today!

Contact Choose Your Smile – Dr. Stephen Malfair:

778-769-2754

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):


301-1890 Cooper Rd
Kelowna, British Columbia
V1Y 8B7

 

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What You See And What You Don’t: Orthodontics in Kelowna

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If you’ve had restorations, orthodontic work, or a complete smile redesign, you want people to notice the results. In this post, those of us at Choose Your Smile in Kelowna describe three important smile makeover procedures that may not be apparent when you smile.

Invisible Braces
Modern orthodontics offers more than just traditional braces. While metal braces are the best option for some patients, clear braces provide a more convenient system. They are removable, so you can take them out when eating and sleeping. They’re also nearly impossible to see when being worn.

White Fillings

If you have metal fillings, you might be interested in replacing them with composite fillings that match your surrounding teeth. You can’t undo the decay, but you can make the metal disappear.

Tooth Implants

A dental implant is a metal (usually titanium) rod implanted into the jaw bone to replace a missing root. The crown and supporting structure are securely and permanently attached to the post. Titanium is super strong and well tolerated by the jaw. When the final crown is placed, your new tooth is indistinguishable from the others.

Choose Your Smile has been providing dental care since 2004. In addition to the orthodontic and cosmetic services previously mentioned, ask us about teeth whitening and sedation dentistry. We look forward to meeting you.

Contact Choose Your Smile – Dr. Stephen Malfair:

778-769-2754

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

301-1890 Cooper Rd
Kelowna, British Columbia
V1Y 8B7

 


Five Facts About Enamel Erosion

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Our teeth work hard and are constantly under assault. It’s no wonder that nature encases them with an armor of enamel—the hardest substance in the body. One of our jobs at Choose Your Smile in Kelowna is to use general dentistry to help our patients protect their teeth.

Sadly, enamel erosion is widespread, though largely preventable. Its chief enemies are acidic foods and beverages. Other factors that can weaken enamel or wear it away are certain medications, teeth grinding, acid reflux, chewing ice or other hard substances, and eating disorders.

At Choose Your Smile, we educate our patients about how to keep their enamel strong and prevent future erosion if some has already transpired.

Here are five quick facts about enamel erosion:

  1. Enamel is unlike many other tissues in the body; once it has been worn away, it can’t be regenerated.
  2. According to the NIH, 41% of adolescents already have enamel erosion.
  3. Vigorous brushing can hurt enamel.
  4. Diet sodas, sports drinks, and energy drinks are just as detrimental as sugared sodas.
  5. Dry mouth can weaken enamel because it results in less saliva which helps keep enamel healthy and strong.

If you have already experienced enamel erosion, it’s vital to do something about it. There are several dental procedures that can protect the teeth that have been affected. Call Choose Your Smile in Kelowna. We provide general dentistry, orthodontics, and treat conditions like gum disease. Schedule an appointment with us today.

Contact Choose Your Smile – Dr. Stephen Malfair:

778-769-2754

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

301-1890 Cooper Rd
Kelowna, British Columbia
V1Y 8B7