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While we all wish we (and our kids!) had been born with a perfect smile, the truth is perfect teeth is a rare find. Orthodontics from Calgary based Abougoush family Dental Care can help achieve that well aligned smile. Our dentists focus on identifying orthodontic abnormalities and correcting them before they have a chance to make a lasting negative impact. Orthodontics also provide a number of benefits in addition to straightening teeth, including relieving persistent pain that some orthodontic problems cause. When you need orthodontics in Calgary, Abougoush Family Dental Care can help treat a number of orthodontic conditions, including the following:

  • Overbites
  • Open bites
  • Crowded teeth
  • Difficulty chewing or swallowing
  • Headaches
  • Facial or neck pain
  • Speech problems
  • Jaw popping, locking or clicking
  • Spacing problems

What Types of Orthodontic Care in Calgary are Available?

Orthodontic care in Calgary consists of a number of different devices and treatments to help correct your smile’s alignment. You don’t need to travel far to find the orthodontic care you need. Abougoush Family Dental Care’s clinic offers various options including traditional and invisible braces. Calgary patients can trust our dentists to find the best course of action for your long-term orthodontic needs. We get to know you and your family’s dental history in order to handle the intricacies of maintaining your oral health, including your orthodontic health. We will then be able to recommend the corrective tools to customize to your exact needs. While braces in Calgary are most commonly thought of when discussing orthodontic care, the following appliances are available from our office:

  • Braces: Both traditional and invisible braces, also known as Invisalign, are the most common appliances for correcting misaligned teeth. Traditional braces consist of bands, wires, and brackets, which are fixed to the teeth and tightened on a monthly basis to gradually move teeth to their desired position.
  • Removable Retainers: Typically used after braces are removed, retainers are worn on the roof of the mouth and consist of a metal wire which surrounds the teeth, preventing them from returning to their previous unaligned position.
  • Aligners: As alternatives to traditional braces, aligners are being used by more and more orthodontists to correct teeth, with similar results as braces, without metal wires and brackets. Aligners are practically invisible, and are removed when eating, brushing, or flossing – making routine dental care a breeze.
  • Palatal Expanders: These devices, consisting of a plastic plate worn over the roof of the mouth, are used to widen the arch of the upper jaw using outward pressure applied to the plate by screws.
  • Lip/Cheek Bumpers: These are used to create extra space between the lip/cheeks and teeth in order to eliminate the risk of biting down and causing painful abrasions to the inside of your mouth.

Why Is Early Orthodontic Treatment Important for Children & Teens?

Both children and adults can benefit from orthodontic treatment at our Calgary office. However, orthodontic issues are much easier to treat earlier on. Therefore Abougoush Family Dental Care recommends bringing in your children and teenagers for regular appointments so that our dentists can check your children’s mouths for signs of common orthodontic problems like overbites. By catching issues early, there is a great increase in the chance of a successful orthodontic treatment. Calgary patients with misaligned jaws, for example, can run into a number of serious health problems if left untreated. Problems include headaches and difficulty breathing. However, if orthodontic treatment is sought early for both children and adults, our Calgary dentists can help reduce the likelihood of gum and bone deterioration and tooth loss.

Ask About Our Orthodontic Services at Our Calgary Clinic

Call Abougoush Family Dental Care to find out about the orthodontic services offered through our Calgary clinic. Our Calgary dentists will examine your teeth and determine what course of action would best suit your situation. We also provide referrals to specialized orthodontists for more severe cases. Contact us today at 403-289-7370 to schedule your next appointment.

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