Calgary general dentists Dr. Sahra Kanji have been performing orthodontics evaluations and treatments for many patients. They have helped countless adults and children in the Calgary area achieve beautiful, straight smiles with Invisalign®, traditional metal braces, retainers, and other orthodontic solutions. We encourage you to come in for a consultation to learn more about Dr. Kanji’s background and qualifications in the field of orthodontics.
Will I get better results with Invisalign or metal braces?
Orthodontics treatment is highly individualized. There is no best course of action that applies to all patients who need teeth straightening. We offer both Invisalign and traditional orthodontics options because each has benefits that may help certain patients optimize their results. Dr. Kanji will need to perform a thorough orthodontic evaluation before recommending the ideal method to address your unique oral health needs.
Can I put off having orthodontics treatment until later?
Orthodontics is a type of dentistry that helps a wide variety of people achieve good tooth alignment, an attribute that is not only attractive, but also a major component of long-term oral health. Early orthodontic treatment may help prevent TMD (temporomandibular joint disorder) and other problems with the alignment of your bite from developing. Good timing is important for orthodontic treatment, especially in small children who need guidance during important stages of tooth and gum development.
How can crooked teeth threaten my oral health?
The presence of crooked teeth usually indicates some type of bite imbalance. A “bad bite” can lead to a variety of painful oral health and general health issues, including tooth loss, speech problems, severe headaches, back and neck problems, and even numbing in the arms and hands. In addition, teeth that are misaligned can be a breeding ground for the formation of bacteria, as the tooth crevices and grooves are hard to reach with a toothbrush. There is a direct correlation between crooked teeth and the development of gum disease.
How is orthodontic treatment beneficial for children?
Dr. Kanji believe in early intervention for orthodontic problems in order to prevent many of the negative effects of incorrect tooth development and jaw misalignment. Their knowledge of children’s dentistry is an important component to his ability to foster proper jaw development in young children.
Please contact our experienced Calgary general dentists today to schedule your initial orthodontic consultation with Dr. Kanji.