Orthodontics & Orthopedics

At Richmond Dental, located in Calgary, our dentists strive to create the perfect smile tailored to your personal orthodontic needs. We provide an educated and informed patient care system and work with you to achieve an amazing smile. We ensure all aspects of your orthodontic treatment are fast and effective to straightening your teeth to make a positive impact on your life. We provide treatment for both adults and our orthopedic doctors specialize in helping children. We offer Invisalign in Calgary, if you’re looking for cosmetic dentistry that can have you back to your normal teeth faster. Invisalign are clear aligners that are removable. If you’re looking for an inexpensive solution, we’re happy to guide you through the process of traditional braces.

The Canadian association of orthodontists recommend a visit to our dentists in Calgary around age seven. Early treatment can actually allow our dentists to correct and guide your child’s jaw and avoid the need for extractions later in life. We can also correct thumb sucking and minor speech problems. If you child has crowded or misplaced teeth, difficulty chewing or biting, breathes through their mouth, or has a popping jaw, it’s a good idea to bring them in and stop a problem before it escalates. This is Orthopedics, which is the first step in the process of remedying maloccluded (e.g. crowded or improperly aligned) teeth in children and in some cases, the right orthopedic treatment can actually negate the need for orthodontic treatment entirely. Functional orthopedics are typically short-term, removable therapies like retainers or similar devices. Orthopedics deal with both genetic malocclusion and the much more common environmental malocclusion to help with poor tongue position, allergies, enlarged tonsils, or even mouth breathing.

Orthodontics, on the other hand, typically involves bonding braces to the teeth as a way to gradually move the tooth into a straighter, less crowded pattern. Unlike orthopedics, orthodontic devices are semi-permanent and may need to work for months or years to achieve the desired result. Braces today come in a variety of styles, colours, and materials making them more comfortable and stylish. It is always best to avoid sticky, hard or chewy foods which can damage your braces thus prolonging the treatment.

At our dental clinic in Calgary, we also help adults with orthodontic treatment. Adults now better understand the importance of maintaining their oral health and the self confidence boost you can get from one of cosmetic dentists.

While orthodontic emergencies are rare, we are your emergency dentists to help you through any situation including loose brackets or a wire poking in your mouth. We’re here to help. Contact us today!