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Orthodontics & Braces

Affordable Dentistry in SE Calgary | Forest Lawn Dental Centre

Orthodontics in SE Calgary - Braces to Bring a Smile to Your Face

Experience the expertise of Dr. Sandhu and the Forest Lawn Dental Centre team for exceptional orthodontics and dental treatments in Calgary. With 19 years of experience, we offer personalized dental care plans to help you achieve a beautiful and bright smile. Our comprehensive orthodontic solutions cater to patients of all ages, ensuring effective and tailored treatment options. We prioritize clear communication, keeping you informed throughout the process, and addressing your needs. At Forest Lawn Dental Centre, we understand the importance of affordability and offer third-party financing options for your convenience. Trust us to provide quality orthodontic care, and call us today to schedule a consultation or learn more about our services. Contact us in Calgary to get an appointment at the earliest.


What Is Orthodontics?

Orthodontics is a branch of dentistry that focuses on diagnosing, preventing, and treating teeth and jaw misalignment. It involves correcting crooked or improperly positioned teeth to improve oral health and prevent decay, tooth loss, and gum diseases. Using different fixed and removable appliances, orthodontic treatment aims to move teeth, preserve muscle function, and modify jaw growth. Orthodontics helps patients maintain good oral hygiene, enhance their smiles, and improve overall dental health by properly aligning the teeth and jaws.

Fixing orthodontic problems is not only about cosmetics and self-confidence. There are important dental health reasons and benefits as well. You might need orthodontic treatment if you face overbite, underbite, crossbite, open bite, misplaced midline, spacing or crowding. All these can lead to difficulty chewing and speaking and cause muscle tension and pain. Braces, headgears, removable appliances, retainers, and oral surgeries are the orthodontic treatments that can be used to correct your bite and smile.

Advantages of Orthodontic Treatment

✔ Ability to chew food properly.

✔ Reduction in the cavity and periodontal diseases.

✔ Easing of speech impairment.

✔ Lower rate of teeth grinding and chipping.

Types of Orthodontics Treatments

Forest Lawn Dental Centre in SE Calgary provides comprehensive orthodontic treatments and braces to address dental alignment issues. With a team of experienced professionals, we offer personalized treatment plans based on thorough assessments, including X-rays, plaster models, and photographs. Our clinic provides various orthodontic appliances such as fixed braces, removable braces, functional appliances, and headgear, catering to individual needs. We also offer alternative treatments like aligners, invisible braces, and lingual braces. At the end of treatment, retainers are used to maintain the results.

Forest Lawn Dental Centre aims to achieve excellent outcomes within 6 to 30 months by emphasizing patient compliance. Patients are advised to maintain good oral hygiene, wear appliances correctly, follow dietary recommendations, and wear retainers as instructed. Continued care is available under the NHS for 12 months, after which patients may need to pay privately for further treatment or retainers. Forest Lawn Dental Centre helps patients achieve a confident and healthy smile with an expert and patient-focused approach. For more information, patients can visit the British Orthodontic Society (BOS) website or consult with the orthodontic team at Forest Lawn Dental Centre.

Types of Braces

Read below to discover your options:

✔ Metal braces: Traditional and prevalent braces are made of metal brackets and wires that effectively straighten teeth. They are suitable for patients of all ages and offer comfort and compactness.

✔ Self-ligating metal braces: Metal brackets with a lock system that eliminates the need for elastic ties. These braces move teeth faster and provide better results. They are comfortable, compact, and beneficial for expanding the arch and reducing the need for extractions.

✔ Conventional ceramic braces: Tooth-coloured ceramic brackets blend in naturally with teeth. They are less noticeable and preferred by older teenagers and adults concerned about aesthetics. These braces require extra care as they are larger and more fragile than metal braces.

✔ Lingual braces: Hidden behind the teeth, lingual braces are heavy metal and can be customized in silver or gold. They offer high aesthetics and minimal visibility. However, they may cause mild speech difficulties during treatment.

✔ Invisalign: Clear aligners made of medical-grade plastic provide a virtually invisible alternative to braces. Invisalign is popular among adults seeking a discreet orthodontic treatment option.

Our SE Calgary Dentist Can Help You Gain Confidence

Appearance is not only about clothes or hair. Our smile is the most essential aspect of our appearance. People lose confidence when they have a crooked smile or misaligned tooth. Orthodontic treatment can benefit people of any age. It helps improve your smile and oral health because straight teeth are much easier to clean and less likely to decay.

A cheerful smile is the first step in eliminating fear and gaining confidence. Our dentist, Dr. Sandhu, ensures to discuss the various options available to you. We also offer a free consultation. Call us today.

Physiological Benefits of Orthodontics in Calgary

✔ Straight teeth are less prone to chipping and overall wear.

✔ Once your teeth have been corrected, they will be easier to clean and less likely to decay.

✔ Well-positioned teeth reduce your risk of gingivitis, recession, and gum disease.

✔ A proper bite will cause less strain on your jaw muscles and joints.

Cost Benefits of Choosing Orthodontics in Calgary

At Forest Lawn Dental Centre, we see orthodontics as an investment that will save you tremendous money in the long run. The treatment helps improve your mouth's overall health, so you don’t have to pay for expensive dental procedures in the future.

Customer satisfaction is our top priority. We aim to build a strong relationship with our clients by considering and meeting all their oral health needs. Allow us to help you gain the beautiful smile you deserve. Visit our clinic today!


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