Your teeth, smile and the way they develop are entirely unique, so it’s important to know there are different orthodontic treatments available dependent on the type of results you want to achieve.
Foley Wilde Orthodontics specializes in a wide range of orthodontic treatments that will help you or your child achieve a straighter, healthier smile. We can address significant and complex orthodontic issues that may affect your health and development.
From an informative consultation through to treatment, oral surgery, aftercare and everything in between, our results and patient-oriented team will ensure your orthodontic solutions are working for you and your oral health.
You deserve special treatment, so let Foley Wilde Orthodontics deliver the promise of exceptional personalized care.
Specialized Orthodontic Treatments
Patients arrive at our orthodontic office with a wide range of concerns about the way their mouths look and feel. As your care team, we take our responsibility of finding the right solution for your needs very seriously.
We’ve provided brief descriptions of some of the specialized treatments that we provide for more complex orthodontic needs – over and above typical braces and aligners. Just remember, when it comes to orthodontic care, there is no such thing as a one-size-fits-all treatment plan, so don’t hesitate to call our team for additional information about any of the information outlined below.
Surgical orthodontics is a method of treatment that empowers orthodontists to mitigate highly complex and severe orthodontic cases that may include distorted bites, malocclusion and jawbone abnormalities. These specialized treatments may also include oral and maxillofacial surgery that looks more specifically at craniofacial issues.
Dentofacial Orthodontics extends beyond the treatments most people are familiar with when it comes to orthodontic care. This is because dentofacial solutions involve resolutions for facial growth and development challenges. Our doctors at Foley Wilde Orthodontics are specially trained to support patients with these issues by providing specialized appliances, such as headgear or expanders.
This type of specialized treatment may precede regular braces, or the patient may only require the former, but we will support you to make the right decision throughout your treatment program to ensure you’re getting exactly the type and level of care you need.
Craniofacial orthodontics involves the treatment of issues that have been caused by congenital defects. Most commonly, these include cleft lip and palate. When addressing these types of defects, Foley Wilde Orthodontics will collaborate with and encourage you to seek support from speech pathologists, ENT and oral surgeons and craniofacial plastic surgeons. This extensive team is important because the effects of craniofacial deformities extend beyond aesthetic appeal, and if left untreated, may affect your child’s development.
Patient families who are hoping to treat their child’s cleft palate will be fully supported by the orthodontic team at Foley Wilde Orthodontics to ensure you have access to the expertise described above.
Help protect your beautiful smile against damage during active play, sports and sleeping. The team at Foley Wilde Orthodontics creates custom mouthguards for children, youth and adults who want to keep all their teeth in place – and in great shape.
Common Orthodontic Treatments
Do you have a specific orthodontic concern? The team of professionals at Foley Wilde Orthodontics provides professional orthodontic care and treatment for a wide range of orthodontic concerns including:
Proper orthodontic treatments can resolve the common problem of overcrowded teeth as seen below. In this case, the patient began treatment at 11 years of age and continued wearing braces for 26 months, resulting in a straighter and more confident smile.
Open Bite & Teeth Not Touching
An open bite can be caused by a number of reasons, in this case, however, the patient has been sucking their thumb from an early age. Treatment began at the age of 13 where she began wearing an appliance referred to as a ‘crib’ which is designed to retrain the placement of the tongue. Today the patient has a more aligned and corrected bite.
A deep overbite can be identified when the lower front teeth bite into the palate. This can be corrected without the use of corrective jaw surgery if treated early. In this case, the adult patient was treated with braces and corrective jaw surgery within two years.
Missing Lateral Incisors
This patient was missing their lateral incisors due to congenital reasons. The patient was treated with braces for roughly twenty months where her teeth shifted into place. Bonded ‘Maryland’ bridges were used to replace the patients missing teeth.
Underbites are quite common and can be identified when the lower front teeth sit in front of the upper teeth. In this case, the patient was experiencing some discomfort and excessive wear patterns on her teeth. Orthodontic treatment took place and now she has a more comfortable and confident smile.
Spaces Between Teeth
Orthodontic treatments and the use of braces can help to treat the spacing of teeth. For this patient, braces were used to close the spaces between teeth and provide him with his ideal smile. Secured, permanent retainers were also used to keep the spaces from opening up again.
Protruding Front Teeth or Overjet
Protruding teeth, sometimes referred to as ‘buck teeth’ can easily be treated with professional orthodontic treatments resulting in patients feeling more confident about their smile. For this patient, the overjet was corrected in two phases, correcting the jaw placement and aligning the patient’s teeth and bite.
No Braces Treatment
Braces are not necessarily required to treat all orthodontic concerns. In this case, the patient was seen at an early age to treat crowding of the lower permanent teeth. A procedure was done to reduce the width of the patient’s baby teeth and permanent incisors began to align on their own over nine months.
Phase-one orthodontic treatment is used when a young patient may still have some of their baby teeth present. For this patient, the lower teeth were quite crowded and were touching the palate. Phase-one treatment was implemented using an expander and partial braces, improving the patients smile in 12 months.
Get Specialized Orthodontic Treatments in London, Ontario
Contact Foley Wilde Orthodontics as soon as you realize something is not quite right with your smile or your child’s smile. We will help you figure out exactly what is compromising your oral health and wellness and design an individualized plan to remedy your issues in the most effective way possible.