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Sample Bio Info - Dr. Meier guated with high distinction from the University of Education in 1996 with a B.Sc. in Physics. He earned his Doctor of Dental Surgery at the University of Dental Surgery in 1998. He practiced as a family dentist for 4 years in Townville, Ontario and Cityville, Ontario. He completed his 3 year Master of Clinical Dentistry at the University of Higher Education in 2004. He has maintained memberships with the following organizations: Regional Association of Orthodontists, Provincial Association of Orthodontists, National Association of Orthodontists, Regional Dental Association, Provincial Dental Society, and the National Dental Association. Dr. Meier loves to teach Orthodontics. He is a guest lecturer at the University of High Learning and the University of Higher Learning. He has also lectured for the National Dental Society, Cityville Dental Society, and the Townville Association of Orthodontists.
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For most people, a beautiful smile is the most obvious benefit of Orthodontics. Everyone wants a beautiful and cosmetic smile. However, having a healthy smile is just as important. Crooked and crowded teeth can lead to cavities, gum disease, and tooth loss. Other bite problems can lead to abnormal wear of tooth surfaces, inefficient chewing function, and problems with the bone that supports the teeth.
Our two phase treatment: The first phase of treatment often involves simple jaw growth correction. This may take 1-2 years. Since jaw growth correction must be done during a child's jaw growth years, it is commonly started while a large number of baby teeth are still in the mouth. This early treatment may prevent future removal of adult teeth and/or surgical procedures needed to align upper and lower jaws. A second phase of teeth straightening usually will follow and may take another 1-2 years. This usually involves braces and begins when most/all of the adult teeth have erupted. A second phase of treatment is often needed to put each tooth in their ideal position within the new corrected jaw positions. In some cases, a successful first phase of treatment can prevent the need for a second phase.
Metal braces, Ceramic braces and Invisalign are all available to suit your preference.
Orthodontic treatment can create a beautiful healthy smile at any age. Adults especially appreciate the benefits of a beautiful smile. At our office, 3 out of every 10 patients are over the age of 21. At our office, we offer clear/ceramic braces and Invisalign, a more cosmetic choice to metal braces.
It's best for the Orthodontist to see your child by age 7 to determine the best time for your child to be treated. The first permanent molars and front teeth have usually erupted by age 7 and many dental problems, such as crossbites and crowding can be evaluated. It is best when the first phase or interceptive treatment is done at the right time, we can guide the growth of the jaw and guide incoming permanent teeth. Early treatment can also expand the width of the upper and lower dental arches to open up space for adult teeth (possibly avoiding the removal of adult teeth), reduce the likelihood of impacted adult teeth, and eliminate thumb sucking. In other words, early treatment can simplify or possibly eliminate future full orthodontic treatment.
These are the most common type of braces and are more comfortable today than ever before. Made of high-grade stainless steel, these braces straighten your teeth using metal brackets and archwires. With metal braces, you have the option of adding elastic ligatures ("donuts") in single or multi colour.
Ceramic braces are made of clear materials and are therefore less visible on your teeth than metal braces. For this reason, ceramic braces are used mainly on older teenagers and adult patients who have cosmetic concerns. While they are visually less prominent, they do require more attention to oral hygiene as ceramic braces are larger and more brittle than their metal counterparts. For these reasons, ceramic braces tend to be used more on upper front teeth than on lower teeth.
No one can tell you are wearing Invisalign because it's almost invisible. The aligners are also removable so that you can eat and drink what you want while in treatment. Plus, brushing and flossing are less of a hassle. The aligners are comfortable and have no metal to cause mouth abrasions during treatment.
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No. Many of our patients are referred by their family dentist, but the majority are referred by friends and schedule an examination themselves. So don't hesitate to give us a call today!
Orthodontic treatment can be started at any age. It is recommended that a child should be seen for a consultation if a problem is noted by parents, the family dentist, or family physician. Early interceptive treatment may be recommended for a child to avoid a serious dental or facial problem in the future. Many other orthodontic cases start when most or all of the adult teeth have erupted (between ages 10-13).
Absolutely! Orthodontic treatment is for everyone, at any age. At our office, 30% of all clients are adults. Modern treatment allows for practically invisible treatment options.
Your teeth are in living jaw bone. A light, constant force placed on your tooth can move it through the bone. Braces are bonded to your teeth so they can transfer this light force from the wire to your tooth. These light forces gradually move your teeth to straighten them.
No. When we place your braces, there is no pain(There are no needles or freezing involved!). When your teeth begin to move after your adjustment appointments, some mild discomfort can occur for a few days. Some patients have described this feeling as measurable progress! Recent advances in the types of wires used has greatly reduced treatment discomfort.
This varies from patient to patient. Comprehensive treatment (full braces) usually takes an average of 18-24 months. How much does treatment cost? It is difficult to provide an exact cost until we have examined you. At your initial visit, we will provide you the exact cost of treatment and the financial options available to you. We have very flexible financial options to accommodate your needs. If you have dental insurance, we will help you maximize your benefit.
Yes. we recommend that you wear a protective mouth guard to protect your teeth. Ask us for more details.
Yes. Every patient should continue to see their family dentist for their regular care visits and cleanings.
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