Orthodontics

Orthodontics is the branch of dentistry dedicated to the correction of crooked teeth and misaligned bites, known as “malocclusions.” 

Dr. Nathaniel Podilsky offers a variety of orthodontic treatments which can improve chewing and speaking and prevent oral health issues.

So what kind of issues can we address with orthodontics?

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Wondering whether orthodontics is really worth the investment?

Orthodontic Treatment Can Improve Your Quality of Life

Improved Self-Confidence

Straightening your smile can make you feel more comfortable about your appearance and improve your self-esteem.

Versatile Treatment Options

Dr. Podilsky offers a variety of orthodontic treatments, including traditional braces and Invisalign®, allowing him to tailor a treatment plan to your unique needs.

A More Comfortable Bite

One of the goals of orthodontics is to ensure your bite is aligned. When your teeth meet properly, it is easier to chew, speak, and keep your smile healthy.

Braces are one of the most common orthodontic treatments...

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There are many orthodontics treatment options available...

Aligners are customized to fit your smile as comfortably as possible...

 

Our advanced technology can improve your experience...

State-of-the-Art Tools Create a More Accurate Treatment Plan

Dr. Podilsky and our team use a range of advanced dental technology to perform our treatments. Using Tekscan's T-Scan® device, we can take a digital reading of your bite and precisely assess your alignment issues. With this digital occlusal analysis system, we can provide beautiful, comfortable results in fewer visits.

We can also use digital x-rays and our i-CAT® Cone Beam 3D imaging system to visualize all aspects of your bite to improve your overall treatment results.

Orthodontics Can  Correct Your Smile

Smiling woman with very curly hairDental irregularities can interfere with chewing and speaking, and lead to tooth decay, gum disease, and eventual tooth loss. When alignment problems are left untreated, an individual can experience abnormal wear of the tooth enamel, impaired chewing ability, and excessive stress on the gum tissue.

If you have problems with your bite, and would like to learn more about orthodontics, contact Dr. Leah Stempfle and Dr. Nathaniel Podilsky in Downtown Edmonton, Alberta today.

Types of Orthodontic Treatments

While aesthetic dentistry treatments such as porcelain veneers provide the appearance of straighter teeth, orthodontics refers to the physical realignment of a patient’s natural teeth within their jaw. And while this proper alignment creates a beautiful smile that enhances the entire face, the reality is that straighter teeth are often healthier teeth, since they are easier to brush and floss.

Traditional braces are a time-tested, consistently effective method of dental realignment. Among the best known of all dental appliances, traditional braces consist of metal or ceramic brackets that are chemically bonded to each tooth. Archwires running through these brackets are held in place by elastic ties known as ligatures. The wires exert pressure on the teeth, gradually moving them into proper alignment. While braces have a reputation for being obtrusive, modern options are smaller and more comfortable than their past counterparts, and ligatures are available in fun, colorful options for our younger patients.

For those seeking more subtle orthodontic treatment, the Invisalign® system provides a clear, removable alternative to traditional braces. A series of smooth, plastic aligner trays are custom-crafted using computer images and impressions of a patient’s teeth, and are replaced approximately every two weeks throughout a treatment plan typically lasting one to two years.  As long as the trays are in place for approximately 20 to 22 hours per day, they can be removed for eating, brushing, and flossing and still produce realignment results similar to those achieved with traditional braces.

Let Dr. Stempfle, Dr. Podilsky, and their attentive staff work to determine the best possible treatment for your individual needs.

While aesthetic dentistry treatments such as porcelain veneers provide the appearance of straighter teeth, orthodontics refers to the physical realignment of a patient’s natural teeth within their jaw. And while this proper alignment creates a beautiful smile that enhances the entire face, the reality is that straighter teeth are often healthier teeth, since they are easier to brush and floss.

Who Benefits from Orthodontics?

While it is recommended that children undergo an orthodontic evaluation by the time they are seven years old, healthy teeth can be straightened at any age. Since the advent of Invisalign, which allows patients to discreetly straighten their teeth in the midst of busy professional and personal lives, an increasing number of adults are pursuing orthodontic treatment. 

Dr. Nathan Podilsky

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Dr. Podilsky has been helping patients achieve beautiful smiles and improved oral health since 1982. With multiple offices in Edmonton, he can provide a wide range of dental treatments. We are proud to be affiliated with:

  • Alberta Dental Association & College
  • Edmonton & District Dental Society
  • Canadian Dental Association

For more information about our services, contact our office online or call (780) 428-6846 today.

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