Once you’ve seen your baby teeth fall out around the age of 6 (and you might remember those visits from the tooth fairy), you can count on your permanent teeth growing in. Whether or not they grow in straight is an entirely different matter, however, and will primarily be dependent on your genes.
If you’re one of the many who haven’t been gifted with perfectly straight teeth, that doesn’t mean you need to resign yourself to either an unattractive smile or a less-than-ideal set of them. Dr. Ezzati’s experience as an orthodontist in Vancouver stretches across 17 years. During that time he has become expertly familiar with fixed braces and Invisalign clear aligners for patients of any age, and can also provide fitting, design, and construction of retainers for those who require them after they have completed their teeth resetting with braces.
More Than Just a Pretty Smile
Wanting straight teeth isn’t purely an aesthetic goal. A set of teeth that have been properly aligned by Dr. Ezzati and his team will allow for more thorough hygienic practices, including more effective tooth brushing and flossing as well as less chance of food particles being lodged in between teeth – a leading cause of gum disease and halitosis (bad breath).
Other benefits of orthodontic treatment can include improved speech and articulation (particularly for soft consonants), facial harmony, and a more natural bite and closing of the mouth. In addition, having teeth properly aligned by an orthodontist enhances their overall long-term health as a whole, reducing the risk of periodontal disease and other problems as you grow older and your teeth wear.
Go Clear with Your Braces
Invisalign braces are an ideal choice for those who are concerned about the unsightliness of fixed braces and want to maintain the appearance of their natural teeth while having their alignment corrected. They are only visible from an extremely close distance and are increasingly popular with clients of all ages. Olympic Village Dental is pleased to offer Invisalign aligners in their Vancouver office and Dr. Ezzati encourages you to make an appointment for a consultation.