201 - 8706 Franklin Ave
Fort McMurray, Alberta
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Mon - Thurs: 9:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Fri - Sat: 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Sun: Closed


Orthodontics & Functional Orthopedics
Fort McMurray Dental Services

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Orthodontics & Functional Orthopedics

Fort McMurray Family Dentists

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. It is necessary to complete a full dental examination, teeth impressions and x-rays of your mouth and head, prior to any orthodontic work.

We will ask questions about your health to prepare you for the specialized orthodontic treatments.

Braces

With Franklin Dental

Depending on your situation, we may provide you braces with wires, bands or other fixed and removable corrective appliances. Braces apply continuous pressure that slowly moves your teeth in the correct direction. Your bone changes shape as your teeth move as this pressure is applied.
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Components of Braces

Brackets: Small squares bonded to the front of each tooth with a special dental bonding agent or orthodontic bands. The brackets hold the arch wires that move your teeth.
Orthodontic Bands: Providing an anchor for the brackets, they wrap around each tooth. You may solely be fitted with brackets or bands.
Spacers: Create a small space before the placement of bands by acting as separators that fit between your teeth.
Arch wires: Wires that attach to the brackets guiding the movement of your teeth.
Ties: Small rubber rings or thin wires fastening the arch wire to the brackets.
Buccal Tube: Holds the end of the arch wire in place.
Ligatures or Small Elastic Bands: Hold the arch wires to the brackets.
Springs: Springs can be placed on the arch wires between the brackets to pull, open, push or close spaces between your teeth.
*Note that headgear tubes might be placed by us on your upper teeth holding this and the face-bow (device that moves your upper molars back in your mouth, correcting bite discrepancies and creating space for crowded teeth) in place.

Elastics or Rubber Bands: Attach to hooks on brackets and are worn in different ways between your upper and lower teeth. They apply pressure moving upper and lower teeth together so we can achieve the perfect fit for your individual teeth.
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You Have Options
For Your Braces

Fort McMurray Family Dental

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There are newer mini braces we offer as an option to the regular ones. These braces are smaller and we may recommend them after determining your individual needs.

Invisalign® is a type of invisible braces we offer here at Franklin Dental. This is a great option for those that have a less severe teeth crowding because they are made of clear plastic that can be removed. These create a discreet look while effectively treating the areas in your mouth for proper alignment.
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What To Know About Retainers

Retainers often come after braces to maintain the beautiful straight line of teeth braces have created. We will let you know how long to wear your retainer for in order to avoid the shifting of teeth once your braces have been removed. Retainers have added benefits such as improving your speech since they help adjust your tongue placement to form sounds correctly.

Functional Orthopedics comes in two forms, one being the use of removable appliances that work with specific muscle forces to move your teeth. Sometimes you may only require functional orthopedic therapy, the other form of functional orthopedic treatment. In this therapy an orthopedic physical therapist that will use exercise, heat, ice, electrical stimulation or ultrasound techniques to help those painful joints of yours move better.

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Franklin Dental Centre 

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Open on Saturday and during the week nights, we can book you in for a dental appointment when most offices will be closed. Our friendly staff will provide you with a personalized dental experience, taking care of your tooth and gum needs. Our certified professionals will accommodate sedation requirements during your procedure to help get rid of those nerves. 

At Franklin Dental, there is no need to worry once your appointment is complete because we follow the 2019 Alberta Dental Fee Guide so your dental experience can be an affordable venture.
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Fort McMurray Family Dentists 

Currently, we are taking on new patients and want you to be the next one. Call us to book your appointment with one of our dental personnel. When visiting Franklin Dental for the first time, you can expect a comprehensive oral exam and x-rays. 

We will walk through our assessment of your teeth and gums, then discuss future treatments that are individually suited to you. You will leave Franklin Dental with a confident, proud smile.

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Have a question? We are happy to answer them! Take a look at our frequently asked questions or feel free to give us a call at 866.513.0847 
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