An Introduction to Orthodontics in London Ontario
Craving a healthy, beautiful smile? Seeing one of our orthodontists could be the answer.
What is Orthodontics?
Orthodontics refers to the specialty of dentistry – dealing with irregularities of the teeth/jaws and their correction. It’s derived from the Greek words ‘orthos’, which means ‘correct’ or ‘straight’ and ‘odont’, which means ‘tooth’.
Conditions that require an orthodontist can range in severity. Orthodontic specialists, Dr. Hill and Dr. Gross are trained to diagnose conditions through examination, photographs, and x-rays. The above noted information allows Drs’ Hill and Gross to design a treatment plan based on your orthodontic needs.
BHG Orthodontics is based in London, Ontario, where Dr. Hill and Dr. Gross have been providing beautiful smiles since 1990.
When to Visit an Orthodontist
Orthodontic conditions can result from genetic or environmental causes; however, early detection and treatment is beneficial. The Canadian Association of Orthodontists recommends an evaluation take place by age 7 for all children. Treating children early allows solutions that may not be possible once face and jaw bones are fully set. Early treatment can also simplify or reduce the treatment.
If you’re considering orthodontic treatment as an adult, you’re not alone! The orthodontic specialists at BHG Orthodontics in London are successful in treating patients at any age.
Common Orthodontic Problems
There are a number of conditions an orthodontist can treat, including:
- Impacted teeth
- Missing teeth
- Crowding of the teeth
- Spacing of the teeth
Many of these conditions can worsen over time and, if left untreated, cause other unwanted side effects such as tooth decay, gum disease, tooth loss or even chronic pain. Depending on the situation, braces and/or other orthodontic solutions can be the answer to your problems.
How Long is an Orthodontic Treatment?
Treatment generally lasts between 9 and 30 months depending on the type of treatment needed and its severity.
Schedule an Appointment Today
Whether young or old, the first step toward a beautiful, healthy smile is to schedule an appointment with one of our orthodontic specialists. Call us or fill out the form below to request an appointment.