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Orthodontics & Clear Aligners

Orthodontics in Meadow Lake

Orthodontic treatment can give you a straighter and more even smile. We provide a variety of treatments for misaligned and crooked teeth.

Woman holding a clear aligner. Inset of mouth with metal braces.

How Orthodontic Treatment Works

As the adult teeth begin to grow, they can be misaligned or crooked, or conditions such as bite malocclusion (underbite or overbite) can occur. This can lead to health complications such as jaw pain or damage to your teeth, or it could result in an uneven smile. Orthodontic treatment repositions and realigns your teeth to make them straight and even.

Boy sitting at desk smiling with metal braces.

Metal Braces

Metal braces use brackets, wires, and elastics to gently reposition your teeth over time. Treatment usually lasts 18 months to two years. You will need to come into our office every month to check your progress and make any necessary adjustments to your braces.

Clearline Aligners

We also offer the newer method, Clearline Aligners. In this method, clear retainers are designed for the patient. These are worn as often as possible, but can be removed at the patient’s discretion. This gives the patient the ability to straighten their teeth without having to have braces fixed to the teeth. You will have to come into the office every 2 weeks to get a new set of aligners as your teeth slowly shift into position.

Clear Aligner

Frequently Asked Questions

A retainer holds your teeth in place while they adjust to their new positions after treatment with braces or aligners. Most patients wear the retainer for six months to a year. Your dentist will let you know if you need a retainer when they remove your braces.

Yes! You can have any colour you want, and you can change the elastics every month when you go to get your braces adjusted.

Your mouth might hurt when you get the braces put on or when your dentist adjusts them. The pain is from your teeth moving into their new positions and it will go away after a day or two. Your dentist can recommend pain medication to help you feel better.

If your braces are broken or you lose a wire or elastic, call your dentist right away. If the wire or a piece of the braces is poking the inside of your mouth, you can cover it with orthodontic wax to protect your mouth until you go to your dentist’s office.