We choose to provide you with optimal care by a registered specialist orthodontist when it comes to your orthodontic needs.
Should I See an Orthodontist or a General Dentist?
While your orthodontist and general dentist can work together to help improve your overall oral health, it is important to understand the difference between the two when considering orthodontic treatment.
|Orthodontists are registered dental specialists who have completed a general dentistry degree and an additional three to four years of training in orthodontics.||General dentists have completed a degree in general dentistry.|
|Orthodontists are experts in facial growth and dental development and can diagnose and treat crooked teeth, bad bites and poorly aligned jaws.||General dentists are experts in general dental care and dental maintenance for all ages. They can diagnose and treat problems and common diseases that affect your teeth, mouth and gums.|
|Orthodontists are experts in all orthodontic treatment options, including conventional braces, Invisalign and internal lingual braces – for children, teens and adults.||General dentists are not trained in attaching braces or performing other orthodontic treatments. While some general dentists may have obtained certification that allows them to carry out Invisalign treatment, they are not specialists in the field and do not have the same level of training or experience as specialist orthodontists.|
At Smile Solutions your orthodontic treatment will be carried out by one of our qualified and experienced orthodontists. We still recommend that you visit your general dentist for your regular dental check-ups during orthodontic treatment.
All members of our team of specialist orthodontists are experienced in a range of procedures, from conventional braces through to internal lingual braces. When you come in for a consultation, your orthodontist, after examining your teeth and bite, will discuss with you the orthodontic treatment options that are most suitable for your needs.
Invisalign involves a series of clear aligners worn over your teeth, which move your teeth into the desired position. Invisalign aligners are removable, so they can be taken out when you’re eating, drinking and cleaning your teeth. They are nearly invisible, making them a popular orthodontic treatment option.Learn More
Connected by metal brackets and wires, conventional braces are the most common method for straightening teeth. The brackets are attached to the front (or cheek side) of your teeth, and the wire is progressively tightened by your orthodontist to move your teeth slowly into place.
Clear braces work like conventional braces and are just as effective, but the braces are made of a ceramic material that matches your tooth colour, with a clear wire attached to each brace. Hence they are less visible than conventional braces.Learn More
Why Choose Smile Solutions?
With an experienced team of orthodontists on hand at Smile Solutions, we are fully equipped to look after your orthodontic treatment, whether with conventional braces, internal lingual braces or Invisalign. With general dentists and hygienists also residing within the same practice, you can easily continue with your regular dental check-ups and hygiene appointments to ensure your teeth stay healthy during your orthodontic treatment.