Benefit from our in-house orthodontist for complete care of misaligned teeth, bite problems
Dr. Jameela Jifri is joined in her mission of changing lives one smile at a time by our orthodontist, Dr. Savita Singh. There have never been more options to correct crowded, gapped, unevenly spaced teeth and misaligned “bites.” And Scott and Derry Dental Care of Milton, Ontario, has an in-house dentist in Dr. Singh with the expertise to provide an array of orthodontic treatments and therapies – ranging from “early interventions” with dentofacial orthopedics to “conventional” braces and clear aligner therapy.
All the expertise you need under one roof!
As a trained and qualified orthodontist, Dr. Singh identifies the root cause and true nature of malocclusion, or those imbalances between the opposing upper and lower teeth and jaws. Generally, the upper teeth should overlap the lower teeth ever so slightly when your mouth is closed.
Among other bite imbalances, an overbite refers to upper teeth that protrude, while an underbite is conversely characterized by protruding lower teeth. Problems with alignment can arise early in childhood and during critical developmental phases. These conditions may be due to anomalies in the shape of the mouth and habits or behaviours such as prolonged thumb-sucking and persistent pacifier use. Dr. Singh is equipped to intervene early with exercises and special appliances to help pediatric patients avoid braces later in life.
Today’s orthodontic patients include teens and adults alike. Modern braces, for instance, are lightweight and may feature transparent brackets and tooth-coloured wires. This makes them a discreet and comfortable alternative for image-conscious teens, working adults, and professionals.
In addition, clear aligner therapy presents a removable alternative to fixed metal braces. Instead of gradually repositioning teeth with brackets and wires that generate consistent pressure, a series of removable oral appliances are worn to initiate incremental tooth movements. Like braces, these aligners also place constant force on the teeth. However, they can be removed before eating, brushing and flossing your teeth and gums. Braces can only be removed or adjusted by dentists and orthodontists like Dr. Singh.
With all that being said, Dr. Singh has many factors to consider when making treatment recommendations. These considerations range from the nature and severity of malocclusion to the age of the patient/their stage of development. We look forward to working with you or your child. Orthodontic treatment is truly transformative, enhancing both the smile’s beauty and patients’ overall health and well-being. After all, crowded and misaligned teeth can interfere with the enjoyment derived from eating, present challenges to good brushing and flossing, and threaten the health of the teeth and oral structures by placing uneven and undue pressure on tissues that are not equipped to bear such excessive forces.
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