Imagine a braces treatment that doesn't use wires or metal brackets, a treatment that is virtually pain free and doesn't require you to change your current lifestyle. With Invisalign, you can straighten your teeth and experience the benefits of a great smile without having to deal with a mouth full of metal! Invisalign uses a series of clear, removable, comfortable aligners that straighten teeth in less time than traditional braces, with in-office visits that are fewer than and farther between than traditional braces visits, giving you more for things you enjoy.
Orthodontic treatment no longer means having a mouth full of unsightly metal wires and brackets. Clarity self-ligating braces are an aesthetic alternative to traditional metal braces. Clarity braces are clear, small in size, and customized to fit your teeth and mouth. Clarity braces are safe and effective, and are a great option for patients of all ages who are concerned with aesthetics, yet prefer a fixed option.
What is dentofacial orthopedics? Many patients wonder what it means when their orthodontist specializes in dentofacial orthopedics. This specialization means that your doctor has training and experience in working with the management of tooth movement (orthodontics) as well as the guidance of facial growth and development (dentofacial orthopedics), which usually occurs during childhood. Dr. Trohatos will help guide your child's jaw growth with the goal of minimizing future orthodontic treatment needed.
What is TMJ/TMD and why does it matter to you? Temporomandibular Disorder is a condition where the joints in your jaw become sore and movement is restricted. Millions of Canadians suffer from chronic face and neck pains as well as recurring headaches. These can all be signs of a TMD/TMJ condition that may require treatment through a TMJ/TMD specialist. Dr. Trohatos works closely with TMJ/TMD specialists whose care her patients are under.
Orthodontics is designed to reposition and straighten teeth, but surgical orthodontics may be needed in some cases to correct more severe jaw irregularities. Surgical orthodontics is used to straighten the jaw into alignment, often improving a patient's ability to chew, speak, and breathe. Orthodontic treatment inconjunction with orthognathic surgery may be needed to ensure teeth stay in the proper position when jaw correction is made. Dr. Trohatos works closely with the surgeon to ensure the required tooth movement is done in preparation for surgery, and continues once surgery is complete to achieve optimal tooth positions.