Choosing the Right Dentist in Waterdown for Braces

Where do you go for Waterdown braces for your teeth? There are a lot of choices, and you need to make the right choice for your or your child’s teeth.

While braces used to be a common accessory for teenagers, more and more adults are choosing to straighten their teeth using Invisalign aligners.  Perfectly straight teeth are not very common. Most of us have some issues with our teeth. It’s estimated that up to 65% of the population have issues with their teeth severe enough to merit orthodontic treatment.

And getting braces is about more than simply a straighter smile (although that’s a great reason to get them!)

For one, straight teeth are easier to clean. Crooked and overcrowded teeth can cause you to adjust your bite – this adjustment of your jaw can lead to headaches. In rare cases, crooked teeth can even affect speech development.

So, if you want – or need – braces, how do you choose the right Waterdown braces dentist?

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Recommendations from friends and family

A great way to start is to ask your friends and family to make a list of possibilities. They’ll provide honest recommendations and provide a rundown of their experiences – good and bad.

Online Search and Reviews

A simple search for Waterdown braces can give you a good list. Review their websites, read online reviews, and reach out to local groups on Facebook or your social media of choice for insight.

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While you can go to an orthodontist who specializes in Waterdown braces, some family dentists are also qualified in orthodontics, like Dr. Aaron Langdon at Cranberry Hill Dentistry. Dr. Landon is committed to taking holistic care of his patients, extending his offerings from routine dental services to advanced orthodontics treatment to provide the best care possible. This approach allows Dr. Langdon to best suggest the right procedure for you.

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You’ll also want to look for someone who keeps up with the latest techniques and technology. Dr. Aaron Langdon believes in ongoing learning and improving his knowledge and techniques. And Cranberry Hill Dentistry is a modern dental office, equipped with the latest dental technology for Waterdown braces.

Choice of Braces

Another big factor is choice. You’ll want a choice of teeth straightening options – wired braces and Invisalign, and in wired braces, a choice between clear braces and metal braces. What’s the difference? We’ll break it down quickly for you:

  • Metal braces – you’re probably familiar with traditional metal braces, but they’ve come a long way from “tinsel teeth”. Metal braces are typically the most cost-effective option, and today’s metal braces have a “lower profile” than before, meaning they don’t stick out so much, and they’re a lot less noticeable.

 

  • Clear braces – clear braces are a good alternative if you don’t want to invest in Invisalign aligners, but still want braces that are less noticeable in your mouth. Clear braces are similar to metal braces, but the brackets on each tooth are made from a clear (or white) ceramic instead of metal. That means they don’t stand out against the teeth. Another benefit is that they are made from softer material that doesn’t irritate the gums as much as metal.

 

  • Invisalign (invisible aligners) – like the name implies Invisalign aligners are practically invisible when you are wearing them. And unlike traditional braces, Invisalign trays can be removed from your mouth when necessary – like while eating, or drinking some beverages like coffee or wine, or when brushing and flossing your teeth. Invisalign aligners typically require fewer visits for adjustments. The downside is the cost (Invisalign costs more than traditional braces) and time – you may need to wear them longer to achieve the same result as metal or clear braces.

Looking for Waterdown Braces? Make Cranberry Hill Dentistry Your Choice

Whether you are looking for a trustworthy family dentist who can care for all your dental needs, or you are looking for Waterdown braces, you can count on Dr. Aaron Langdon and the team at Cranberry Hill Dentistry. Make an appointment online or call us at 905-689-9551 to schedule a consultation – we’re happy to meet you!

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