Straight teeth and an aligned bite are essential in ensuring comfortable function and the ability to easily clean your teeth. At Alpha Dental Centre, Dr. Kal Dhaliwal provides orthodontic service in Kelowna, helping patients achieve an ideally straight smile through minimally invasive treatment.
If you are unhappy with the appearance of your smile or want to ensure your child’s adult teeth grow in properly, contact us today to schedule an exam and consultation.
The use of appliances early in life is often recommended to guide the development of the jaw and prevent complex orthodontic problems. Palate expanders can be used to widen jaw arches, ensuring that adult teeth have enough space when erupting. This helps to reduce the amount of orthodontic treatment necessary at later ages to achieve a straight smile.
For patients in need of less extensive treatment, we also provide space maintainers. Not only can successful early orthodontic care limit the amount of treatment necessary in teen and adult years, but can eliminate the need for braces entirely for some patients.
Traditional metal braces continue to be the optimal choice for patients of every age to create teeth and jaw alignment. Braces can be used to correct the greatest variety of issues. In modern orthodontics, this appliance is less noticeable than ever before. The issues that can be corrected by metal braces include:
Younger patients often enjoy the colored orthodontic bands available for our Kelowna braces. These bands secure the archwire to the metal brackets and can match a patient’s favorite color, or be silver and or white to reduce the noticeable effect of braces on the smile.
As an alternative to traditional braces for adults with mild to moderate misalignment, Dr. Kal Dhaliwal offers orthodontic treatment through Invisalign.
This tray-based appliance is made using detailed impressions of a patient’s bite and gently pushes the teeth into better alignment with each successive set of trays. Each set of trays is worn for about two weeks, before changing to the new pair.
Made from a durable thermoplastic, Invisalign aligner trays are nearly invisible when worn, allowing patients to straighten their teeth without affecting the natural aesthetic appeal of their smiles. These trays can also be removed when eating or brushing the teeth, so patients are able to continue their regular diets and do not require specialized tools to floss.
After patients have undergone orthodontic treatment, retainers are necessary to keep teeth from shifting out of alignment. At Alpha Dental Centre, we offer both removable and bonded retainers depending on the needs and preferences of our patients.
Removable retainers allow patients to enjoy easy dental hygiene and continue eating their favorite foods. Bonded retainers are placed on the back of the teeth, so patients do not have to worry about putting the appliance back in place after meals or brushing.
If you are hoping to straighten your teeth or align your bite for improved dental health and aesthetics, contact Alpha Dental Centre today. We provide a variety of orthodontic solutions for patients throughout Kelowna and the neighboring communities.
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