Orthodontics aka Orthopedics services in London ON for Crooked Teeth & Jaws
Smiles come alive with orthodontics and orthopedics in London
Functional orthopedicsOnly about 20 percent of malocclusions in children are related to genetics. Most cases of bite imbalance are the result of environmental factors such as:
- Enlarged tonsils and adenoids.
- Mouth breathing.
- Poor tongue position.
- Bottle feeding, thumb sucking, and pacifiers.
Functional orthopedics can break the cycle of oral development problems that cause issues in adulthood:
- Poor sleep habits.
- TMJ disorders.
- Sleep apnea.
- Weak chin profile (small lower jaw).
- Buck teeth.
- Narrow arch resulting in a pinched smile.
OrthodonticsOrthodontics is conventional use of brackets, bands, and wires bonded to teeth to move them into alignment. Braces are appropriate for teens, once the jaw is done growing, and for adults regardless of age. Using this method, our dentists can control movement of teeth in relationship to one another, quite accurately, for a strikingly straight smile.
Depending on complexity, a typical orthodontic treatment plan takes 12 to 24 months to complete, after which a retainer is worn to maintain position of teeth.
Call (855) 669-0775 to schedule a consultation at Downtown Dental Centre Family Practice.
A graduate from the University of Western Ontario Dr. David Favell holds a Hons.BSc degree in chemistry, and a DDS (Doctor of Dental Surgery). With over 30 years of experience, Dr. Favell is an established and reputed professional who aims to provide his patients with the best possible care.
A member of the London and District Dental Society, the Royal College of Dental Surgeons of Ontario and the Ontario Dental Association, Dr. Favell continues to polish his expertise by continuing to keep up with the latest research and findings in the field, to ensure the quality of his service.