Guelph Family Dentistry - Guelph

Orthodontics in Guelph

Straighten teeth, close tooth gaps, and align your bite for a better, healthier smile with Guelph Family Dentistry’s orthodontic treatment options.
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A Better Smile in as Little as 6 Months

Straight teeth not only look better, but they also significantly improve your dental health overall. Crowded or crooked teeth can be almost impossible to properly clean, possibly resulting in tooth decay, gum disease, and a host of other oral health issues. 

A misaligned bite can make eating and breathing difficult, leading to sleep disorders, TMJ, and uneven tooth wear. 

At Guelph Family Dentistry, we offer a variety of orthodontic treatment options to improve your smile and your overall oral health. With proper care and adherence to our treatment plans, it’s possible to straighten your teeth and achieve your dream smile in as little as 6 months!

How do I know if I need orthodontics?

You may benefit from orthodontic treatment if you experience any of the following issues:

  • Overbite: Upper teeth protrude too far forward.
  • Spacing: Gaps or spaces between the teeth.
  • Underbite: Lower teeth protrude too far forward.
  • Crowding: Teeth are bunched up and overlap.
  • Crossbite: A bite that doesn’t mesh comfortably.
  • Pain: Chronic headaches, jaw pain, or upper back and neck pain.

If you experience any of these issues, we encourage you to schedule an orthodontic consultation at our dental office in Guelph as soon as you can.

Orthodontic Treatment Options

Guelph Family Dentistry offers customizable orthodontic care options for treating almost any orthodontic issue.

Traditional Braces

When it comes to effectiveness, traditional braces are simply hard to beat. No longer the bulky metal contraption of braces and wires, modern braces are much smaller, less noticeable, and more comfortable. This time-tested technology allows orthodontists to manipulate teeth with greater ease and precision. That’s why we still recommend braces for both general and more complicated orthodontic issues. 

Clear Brackets

Clear brackets are an elegant, low-profile alternative to traditional metal brackets. Combined with sleek, modern orthodontic hardware, clear brackets offer the strength and precision of traditional braces with the near-invisible appearance of clear aligners. This option is most popular with older teens and adults.

Clear Aligners

In recent years, clear aligners have rapidly gained popularity as an effective, convenient, and low-profile orthodontic treatment option. Among the many clear aligners that have emerged on the market, Invisalign remains one of the most popular and trusted. 

The treatment plan involves a series of clear trays that fit snugly over your teeth, gradually shifting them into place. These trays can be easily removed when eating and brushing and for special occasions. This makes Invisalign a clear choice for patients in need of a flexible and convenient orthodontic treatment option that won’t alter their appearance.

The Cost of Orthodontic Treatment in Guelph

With a typical insurance plan, the cost of orthodontic treatment in Guelph usually averages between $3000 and $5000+ out-of-pocket. After an oral exam, we would be happy to provide you with an accurate quote so you can find out how much your insurance plan will cover and what your actual out-of-pocket expenses would be. Without insurance, orthodontic treatment typically costs about $4000 to $6000+.

When considering the cost of orthodontics, there are a few things to consider:

  • The current condition of your oral health including teeth and gums.
  • How much your teeth need to move.
  • The kind of orthodontic treatment you choose.
  • The length of your treatment.

Because every smile is so different, the only way to find out which treatment is the best solution for you and how much it will cost you out of pocket is to schedule a consultation at our Guelph orthodontic office for a consultation.

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to schedule an initial consultation & exam.

Your consultation will include an examination of everything from your teeth, gums and soft tissues to the shape and condition of your bite. Generally, we want to see how your whole mouth looks and functions. Before we plan your treatment we want to know everything about the health and aesthetic of your smile, and, most importantly, what you want to achieve so we can help you get there.

Frequently Asked Questions

Ideally, orthodontic treatment would occur in younger patients before most adult teeth have arrived. If you are a parent, we recommend bringing your teen in for a consultation. But don’t worry! There are orthodontic treatment options available for adults too! It’s never too late.
Braces do not hurt when they are first applied. After they begin to shift your teeth some discomfort may be felt. Most patients describe the feeling as more annoying than painful. That being said, if you have any pain or discomfort, let us know! There are solutions available to make your treatment as comfortable as possible
Avoid food that might damage your braces (like candy apples, caramel, or corn on the cob) or may be difficult to clean out of braces (like caramel, gum and popcorn). You may also want to avoid sugary or acidic foods which will be more difficult than usual to clean off your teeth. Clear braces can become stained by some foods like beets, curry and kraft dinner.
Call us right away! Don’t wait until your next appointment.
Floss threaders and super floss are available and specially designed for flossing your braces or permanent retainers. We’d be happy to show you how to floss your braces at your next appointment.
For small changes, orthodontic treatment can be as short as 6 months but for the majority of patients, braces will stay on for between 6 months and 2 years. We can give you a more accurate estimate after an oral exam.

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