Treatments

Braces

Braces

Thanks to today’s advances in orthodontic technology, Johnston Orthodontics can provide our patients with more options when it comes to wearing braces than ever before. While traditional metal braces are still widely used, clear braces are very popular with teens and adults who are self conscious about wearing braces, along with clear removable aligners, the “braceless” alternative to straight teeth. Dr. Johnston will help you determine which treatment option is right for you.

Braces

Metal

Traditional metal braces are the most common type of braces used today. They are smaller and more comfortable than ever before and constructed of high-grade space age metal alloys. With metal braces, you have the option of adding colored elastics (rubber bands) for a more unique and colorful smile.

Ceramic

Ceramic braces are made of clear materials and are therefore less visible on your teeth than metal braces. For this reason, ceramic braces are used mainly on teenage and adult patients who have aesthetic concerns. While they are visually less prominent, they do require more attention to oral hygiene since ceramic braces are larger. The only drawback to ceramic brackets is that they are more fragile and the elastic ties can discolor between orthodontic visits with certain foods and smoking.
Clear Aligners

Clear Aligners

Clear appliances, such as Invisalign or 3M, use a series of invisible, removable, and comfortable aligners to straighten your teeth. No one can tell you are wearing those aligners because they are invisible! These aligners are removable so you are not limited in what you can eat and drink during treatment. Plus… brushing and flossing are less of a hassle. The aligners are comfortable and have no metal to cause mouth abrasions during treatment.

Clear Aligners

Dental cleanings with exams every 6 months is recommended for maintaining healthy teeth and gums.

Plaque and tartar can form in many areas and they can be difficult to remove if they have started to build up. Hardened plaque is called tartar or calculus. It requires specialized instruments to remove by your dental hygienist or dentist.

Exams are an important time to discuss your oral health concerns with your dentist and to assess for issues.

We recommend our patients to schedule their patients ahead of time to ensure you have an appointment that works for you. Send us an email info@arbodentalcare.com or call us for your appointment (905) 775-7377.

Children

Children

Early diagnosis and treatment can guide erupting teeth into a more favorable position, preserve space for permanent teeth, and reduce the likelihood of fracturing protruded front teeth.

Children

If early treatment is indicated, Dr. Johnston can guide the growth of the jaw and incoming permanent teeth. Early treatment can also regulate the width of the upper and lower dental arches, gain space for permanent teeth, avoid the need for permanent tooth extractions, reduce the likelihood of impacted permanent teeth, correct thumb sucking, and eliminate abnormal swallowing or speech problems. In other words, early treatment can simplify later treatment, after all the permanent teeth erupt.
Teenagers

Teenagers

Between the ages of 11 and 15 is the most common time for orthodontic treatment, and for good reasons. By 12, most if not all of the permanent teeth have erupted and are in place, and crooked teeth, gaps and bad bites can easily be detected. These problems will hardly ever correct themselves, so this is when most parents decide to seek orthodontic treatment.

Teenagers

This is also a good time for orthodontic treatment because many negative associations of braces are not present. Many children in this age range undergo orthodontic treatment, and children are very often able to be convinced to wear braces because they see their friends wearing them, too, and want to fit in.


Besides the benefits of fitting in with their friends, children at this age have high metabolisms, which can help shorten overall treatment time and reduce the discomfort of orthodontic treatment.


Contact our office for an initial FREE examination, and we will be able to determine the best time for the treatment and outline: the treatment plan, the treatment duration expected, and the approximate cost for the treatment.

Adult

Adult

Orthodontics is not just for children and teens. In fact, 1 in every 5 patients in orthodontic treatment is an adult. No one is too old for orthodontic treatment.

Adults seek orthodontic treatment for many of the same reasons as children. Some adults had orthodontic problems as children but were unable to correct them until now. Others, who had treatment as children, may need further treatment as adults due to relapse or limitations in initial treatment.

Adult


Nitrous Oxide Gas

Also known as laughing gas, nitrous oxide is an effective way to have a calm, comfortable and conscious appointment with its sedative effect. After nitrous oxide sedation, you will be able to go home on your own and you will be able to remember how relaxed and comfortable you were during the appointment.

During the appointment you will constantly be monitored by your dental team to make sure you’re comfortable.

Nitrous oxide is best for patients that are hesitant with more deeper forms of sedation such as intravenous (IV) sedation or general anesthesia (fully unconscious).



Oral Sedation

Oral sedation is another option to help you relax during your dental appointment. It is a prescription medication taken with our supervision before your appointment. It is an effective way to achieve a minimal level of conscious sedation.

With oral sedation, we ask that you have someone close to you take you home after your appointment because its sedative effect lingers after the appointment is over.

It is normal to not remember your dental appointment due to the medication.

Please give us a call at (905) 775-7377 or send us an email info@arbodentalcare.com to see which sedation option is best for you.