The difference between orthodontics and orthopedics is that orthopedics assists with favourable facial growth and structure of the jaw. Functional orthopedics helps our younger patients with conditions caused by such things as mouth breathing, poor tongue positioning, and allergies. At an early stage we can correct these problems by using specialized orthopedic treatments.
Orthodontics includes services such as retainers and braces that help the alignment of your teeth and jaw, correcting any irregularities. We will ask questions about your health to prepare you for the specialized orthodontic treatments. It is necessary to visit the dentist to complete a full examination, teeth impressions and x-rays of your mouth and head, prior to any orthodontic work.
You may experience some pressure and discomfort on your teeth following the placement of your braces or Invisalign trays. Please read the below aftercare instructions. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact us at 780-790-0088.