Orthodontics in Hamilton inc. Invisalign
Orthodontics focuses on the treatment of malocclusions (improper bites) which may be a result of crooked teeth and poor jaw relationships.
Dr Dave Blom is a Dental Surgeon who has been treating orthodontic cases for 25 years. He will be able to advise you on the best course of treatment given your particular circumstances while working closely with our orthodontic team to deliver fantastic results.
We are also pleased to be able to offer Invisalign as an alternative solution to traditional braces.
Why might I need braces?
The need for braces is primarily down to poorly aligned teeth and jaws. This can result in poor breathing patterns, difficult-to-clean teeth, speech difficulty and a poor self-image due to a crooked smile.
How do braces work?
Braces work with treatment plans that focus on straightening teeth and creating better jaw alignment for both functional as well as cosmetic reasons. They do so by applying pressure slowly over time to move the teeth into place.
How long does orthodontic treatment take?
Treatment periods can vary depending on the patient's individual situation but typically a treatment plan lasts between 1-2 years.
What's the best age for braces?
In most cases today, children from the ages of 7+ are often brought into an orthodontist for an assessment and consultation. That being said, at the Hamilton Dental Centre we receive and treat many adult patients as well. As a result, we welcome enquiries from patients of all ages.
Do braces hurt?
Patients sometimes have a small period of discomfort as they adjust to their braces with some sensitivity around the gums, lips and cheek. Most soon adjust to this and go about their day to day lives without any trouble.
Are there different styles of braces?
Yes, there is a range of different styles that braces are available in. The most common is the traditional metal braces that are actually much smaller than they used to be and can be fitted with coloured bands. Another option is ceramic braces which have the advantage of being less noticeable as they are generally tooth-coloured.
Can I get Invisalign at Hamilton Dental?
Absolutely. Here at Hamilton Dental, we are a registered provider of Invisalign.
What is Invisalign and how does treatment work?
Invisalign has helped to improve the smiles of over 12 million people worldwide and counting.
Some Invisalign treatments can be completed in as little as four months, but depending on the complexity of your case your Invisalign treatment could take longer, with treatment times often ranging between 12 and 18 months.
Invisalign is a popular option as it has been found to be more comfortable for many patients than traditional braces. The Invisalign aligners can be easily removed for eating or playing sports, making them an extremely practical option, especially for active teens.
Invisalign are customised for every patient, creating a unique aligner that is specific to your teeth. The SmartForce attachments apply the right amount of gentle force that helps to move teeth to their desired position.
As the name suggests, Invisalign aligners are discreet. They are clear and virtually invisible, helping to make complex tooth movements possible without braces.
Can I find out more about Invisalign?
You can talk to the team at Hamilton Dental on your next visit about the benefits of Invisalign and they can also provide you with some information about the cost of Invisalign.
There is also lots of information available on the Invisalign website where you can take a free Smile Assessment and discover some frequently asked questions.
How much do braces cost?
Treatment costs will vary from patient to patient depending on the complexity of the work required. In rare instances, your case may be referred to a specialist orthodontist. In either case, if you’re in Hamilton, orthodontics with us is only a phone call away and we’ll be able to give you a precise quote for costs when we see you in person.