Orthodontics in Barrie

Braces are used in orthodontic treatment to correct crooked (malocclusion) teeth or to correct a bad ‘bite’. While for some people correcting misaligned teeth may be for cosmetic purposes, for others, misaligned teeth may cause pain, difficulty chewing, or difficulty speaking. Malocclusion can run in the family or maybe a result of injury, tooth loss or thumb sucking. Our dentist will design custom braces to help reduce teeth crookedness and minimize space between the teeth. We will show you a graphic representation of how the end results will look.


For years, wearing braces has been one of the most reliable treatments for correcting malocclusion and reducing the crookedness of teeth and excess spaces between them. This leads to better oral health because when they are realigned, both the teeth and gums become easier to clean. The risk of tooth decay, tooth loss and gingivitis is reduced significantly. The best thing is unlike traditional braces that were uncomfortable to wear, our braces are more inconspicuous and less noticeable. The brackets that attach to the teeth are smaller and can be attached to the backside of the teeth, where they are hidden out of sight. Our dentist, Dr. Layth, has a lot of experience helping patients achieve the perfect smile with braces. Contact us today to find out more. 

How Orthodontics in Barrie Works and Why You Want to Consider Getting a Treatment

A common misconception is that orthodontics is only appropriate for people who want cosmetic changes, but it is also essential for oral health. Uptown Barrie orthodontics treatment straightens crooked, crowded, or misaligned teeth, resulting in overall improved dental health.

The orthodontics process involves the use of various appliances, such as metal, ceramic, and plastic, which may take the form of brackets attached to the teeth surface or removable braces. You can choose your preferable appliance colour, including plain and metallic options. Once they are in place, they apply pressure that steadily pushes the teeth to the correct position. The treatment period differs depending on the extent of the damage and the amount of treatment you require. Our orthodontist in Barrie, Dr. Layth can help you choose the most comfortable material for your lifestyle to ensure you get the best dental care.



Orthodontics for Kids

The American Association of Orthodontists recommends that children get an orthodontic screening after attaining the age of 8. Early examination helps recognize potential dental problems and get them corrected before they worsen. Orthodontic screening is particularly crucial if a child is exhibiting any of these:

  • Thumb sucking 
  • Teeth crowding 
  • Mouth breathing 
  • Protruded teeth 
  • Cross-bite where the upper teeth bite inside the bottom teeth
  • Jaw imbalance such as the upper jaw being too back or forward
  • Late or early loss of baby teeth

When left untreated, orthodontic problems can cause serious issues in the future. Many orthodontic problems can wait until a comprehensive treatment is administered when permanent teeth sprout. 

In the first evaluation, we determine if your child has any orthodontic problem that needs to be addressed immediately. If they need immediate treatment, we create a custom treatment plan for them. However, if treatment is not required, we will monitor the development of your child. To know if your child is a candidate for early orthodontic treatment, get in touch with us today. We are happy to answer any questions you may have and help you book an appointment.  

Orthodontics for Kids


Orthodontics for Teens 

Most orthodontic problems are best corrected during adolescence. That is between the age of 11 and 17. This is the age when permanent teeth have come into the mouth, and the jaw is still growing. Orthodontic issues that can be corrected in patients this age include:

  • Crowding teeth 
  • Cross-bite –  Upper teeth are positioned behind the lower teeth when the mouth is at rest. 
  • Teeth spacing problems
  • Overbite – The upper jaw is extremely ahead of the lower jaw.
  • Deep bite – This occurs when the upper teeth overlap strongly over the lower teeth. If not corrected, deep bites can damage the teeth. 
  • Open bite – Front teeth don’t touch. This wears the back teeth.
  • Under-bite – Lower jaw and teeth are ahead of the top teeth.
  • Habits – Teenage years are the best to eliminate bad oral habits.

Molson Park Dental offers several treatment options to help you smile broadly and confidently. Our treatment options include clear braces, metal braces as well as Invisalign for teens. So don’t go through middle and high school hiding your smile because of how your teeth look. We have the treatment you need to give you a perfect smile and boost your confidence. 

Orthodontics for Teens


Orthodontics for Adults 

Approximately 65% of adults need orthodontic treatment. This is according to the American Association of Orthodontics. Provided the bone structure and gums are healthy, we believe teeth can be straightened regardless of age. We offer several treatment options for persons in various age groups. You can benefit too.

At later stages, orthodontic treatment can improve your self-esteem and appearance. It will also improve the health of your gums, teeth and jaws. This is more so when you consider the fact that bad bites and crowded teeth can cause bone and gum loss, abnormal wear of the enamel, tooth decay, jaw joint pain and headaches. 

Molson Park Dental uses advanced appliances and revolutionary techniques that are not only efficient in giving you the results you desire but are also comfortable and visually attractive. You have the option of using esthetic appliances like Invisalign and Lingual braces or traditional appliances. 

Treatment starts with an examination that helps determine the best treatment for you. We then outline a treatment plan, expected duration of treatment and cost. We then work closely with other specialists to ensure you get optimal results. 

Contact us today with any questions you may have or to book a free consultation. 

Orthodontics for Adults


Benefits of Orthodontic Treatment

The most common benefit of orthodontics is the aesthetic appeal. Most people only associate the treatment with radiant smiles that enhance self-esteem. However, there is more to it than that.

People with extreme misalignment often have trouble eating, brushing, and sometimes talking. If left untreated, such problems can interfere with the overall oral health and cause extensive damage. Orthodontic treatment helps with:

  • Underbites and overbites
  • Teeth grinding
  • Apnea
  • Speech problems

Starting orthodontic treatment is also essential after an injury that affects the jaw area. The treatment has proven to be very effective in solving such trauma and preventing potential problems likely to arise over time. Similarly, orthodontics is an excellent option for people with crowded teeth or wide gaps that hinder proper oral care. Such conditions can increase the chances of gum disease and other issues, including tooth decay. Braces enable proper alignment that prevents such problems, thereby promoting better general dental health.

If you are already experiencing problems associated with improper teeth alignment, orthodontics is the best treatment to solve them and prevent further damage. It is also a better preventive measure.

Benefits of Orthodontic Treatment


Invisible Braces – Modern Way of Barrie Orthodontic Treatment

Traditional metal braces are still popular, but newer methods are steadily taking over. Metal braces are effective, but they also have the disadvantage of being too invasive. One of the newly preferable choices is Invisalign, which is more convenient and does not interfere with daily practices like brushing teeth or flossing. The aligner trays are removable under such circumstances, allowing you to continue your regular personal and professional routine undisturbed – you can attend weddings, interviews, school dances or go to the office without feeling too self-conscious.

Invisalign eliminates the dread associated with conventional braces. The modern method is a perfect solution if you have crooked teeth. Our dentist in Barrie, Dr. Layth is readily available to give you a smile that you will proudly show off in public. Call us for a discussion or more information about Invisalign.

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