Tomken Dental - Mississauga

Orthodontics in Mississauga

Misaligned teeth or a crooked bite can lead to headaches, TMJ syndrome, achy and tense neck, back, and shoulders. There are a number of orthodontic treatments available for everyone in the family from adolescents to adults and whether you wish to adjust an uncomfortable bite or unleash your smile potential.

Orthodontics Options

The benefits of orthodontic treatment include a healthier mouth, a more pleasing appearance, and teeth that are more likely to last a lifetime.

How do I know if I need orthodontics?
  • Overbite – when your upper teeth lie too far forward.
  • Spacing – gaps or spaces between the teeth.
  • Underbite – when your lower teeth lie too far forward.
  • Crowding – when teeth are overlapping or impossible to floss.
  • Crossbite – a bite that doesn’t mesh comfortably.

Treatment

Traditional Braces

When you hear the word braces, you most likely think of those bulky metal brackets with wires. Modern dental brackets are now smaller, less noticeable, and just as effective as the older bulkier ones. They’re easier to keep clean and much more comfortable.

Clear Brackets

If you’re looking for conventional brackets, we also offer clear brackets that tend to be more popular among our adult patients. These brackets are designed to combine conventional orthodontics with discretion. At a quick glance, no one will even realize you are wearing braces.

Invisalign

Looking for something more discreet and comfortable than brackets? We’re proud to offer Invisalign clear aligners. Invisalign uses a series of custom made trays to gradually shift your teeth to their ideal positions. These transparent trays fit snugly against your teeth and are removable so you can take them out to eat what you want, brush and floss like normal, and keep your trays fresh and clean.

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.

You must ask your insurance provider what your coverage includes. After a consultation, we can provide you with an estimate for your insurance provider.

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

We do offer Invisalign. Book a consultation to find out if Invisalign is the best option for you. You may start with braces and finish your treatment with Invisalign.