Dental Braces West Kelowna

What is the maximum age for braces?

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Age is not a limitation for braces. People well into middle age and beyond can get braces if their oral health is good (no gum disease) and the integrity of their jaws and teeth overall is strong. A more important question to ask is what kind of braces should you get in your adult years?
 
There are several options for adult braces now, and not all of them are wire-based dental braces. Some dentists provide braces that straighten teeth without addressing jaw alignment issues that might also exist, and some braces can actually correct jaw alignment problems such as TMJ. Where can you find the right dental braces West Kelowna that are best for you? 

 

What are dental braces? 

Dental braces are wire-based braces which are used to correct crowded or crooked teeth, or a misaligned jaw which is called a malocclusion. A misaligned bite (an underbite or overbite) needs to be addressed to prevent excessive wear on the teeth and possible problems with the jaw joints (TMJ).
 
Physiologic orthodontics is done by a holistic dentist who is trained to do a thorough analysis of the jawbone integrity, jaw and bite alignment, the jaw joints, and cranial structures before applying braces.
 
This ensures the patient receives straight teeth without experiencing new problems with their jaw joints or bite from the braces. 

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Finding a dentist who provides physiologic orthodontics might be a challenge

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West Kelowna dentist Dr. Shauna Palmer believes finding physiologic orthodontics should be simple, easy, and clear. She has been practicing physiologic dentistry for over 21 years.
 
Dr. Palmer has expertise in balancing the teeth, jaw muscles, jaw joints, facial structure, and body posture & aesthetics or cosmetics in all dental treatments, and especially when creating dental braces for her patients. 

Through computerized tomography imaging and the use of other diagnostic technologies, Dr. Palmer can assess the shape, position, and health of your cranial, facial and jaw structures.
 
Problems she looks for are things such as an underdeveloped upper jaw, or an underdeveloped bottom jaw, or a bottom jaw that is overgrown (underbites and overbites), jaws that are too narrow or jaw joints that are compressed or damaged. 
 
Physiologic orthodontic therapy enables her to remodel the top jaw to the proper size and then she can get the bottom jaw into a relaxed physiologic bite position.  
 
With orthopedic treatment, Dr. Palmer can correct the size, shape, and position of the jaws for optimal TMJ, airway, cervical posture, facial beauty and leave plenty of room for beautifully straight teeth. 
 
Once she has a thorough analysis of your jaw position, your jaw movement and the teeth straightening you require, she can create dental braces that are compatible with maintaining the correct position of your jaws and teeth in relation to each other.
 
When it comes to dental braces, Dr. Palmer’s motto is, “We don’t just straighten your teeth.  We have a holistic and comprehensive understanding of your jaw, teeth, facial and cranial structures before the braces are created.”
 
This gives her the ability to ensure that once your teeth have been straightened, you don’t experience new problems with bite and jaw alignment.  
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1. Let's meet
2. Let’s create a plan for your dental braces
3. Enjoy your healthy, beautiful new smile

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Don’t go for “maybe later”!

  • Stop searching for dental braces West Kelowna
  • Avoid feeling insecure and self-conscious
  • Escape being confused about all the options
  • Ditch wasting precious time not liking your smile
  • End worrying about future jaw problems


Instead, go for “take care of myself now”!

  • Take charge of your oral health
  • Get the smile you've always wanted
  • Know the facts about your options
  • Begin your braces journey
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Dr. Palmer can make your journey to a beautiful smile safe & easy! 

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