At GD Orthodontics, we offer a large variety of orthodontic services in Mississauga, from traditional braces to Invisalign® to surgical orthodontics. We hope you will find a solution that will suit your lifestyle, health, self-esteem, and smile. Contact our clinic today to book an initial free consultation with Dr. Girish Deshpande, our board-certified orthodontist.
GD Orthodontics doesn’t just offer implements like braces at our Mississauga clinic. We can treat sleep apnea, jaw problems, and dento facial problems too.
Ever wondered whether your child is too young to start orthodontic treatment? You’re not alone. Read more on this page about adolescents and orthodontic care, and call us if you have any questions.
The period between age 11 and 15 is the most common time period for orthodontic treatment. There are many good reasons for this. For example:
Pauses after snoring, followed by choking or gasping
Sleepiness at work, driving, and throughout the day
Falling asleep rapidly when not active
Headaches in the morning
Irritability and reduced libido
Sore throat or dry mouth in the morning
Frequent urination during the night
Difficulty staying asleep
This doesn’t mean that as an adult, your opportunity is gone! Learn more about adults and orthodontic treatment.
Two Phase Treatment
Two-phase treatment is a process that both straightens your teeth and encourages facial changes. Our mission with two-phase treatments is to give you a smile you can be confident wearing and showing off.
Children may begin to exhibit early signs of jaw problems at an early age, and if they have discrepancies after age 7 or 8, they may be good candidates for early orthodontic treatment. Leaving jaw problems untreated until all permanent teeth have appeared may cause a problem too severe to treat with conventional braces.
During Phase 1, our goal is to develop a jaw size that can accommodate all permanent teeth and properly relate the upper and lower jaws to each other.
Teeth won’t be in their final position at the end of Phase 1. There will be a resting and monitoring period after the first phase, and baby teeth may be removed at this time to make room for adult teeth to erupt.
Phase 2 is when we try to put each tooth in the right location in relation to the lips, tongue, cheek, and other teeth. Doing so allows optimal function and stability.
This phase usually happens after all teeth have erupted. Braces are typically worn for 18-24 months.
Devices called retainers are fitted onto your teeth to prevent relapse. Retainers may be worn part-time indefinitely. Learn more about retainers here.
Dentofacial Orthopedics is a two-phased treatment where the goal is to normalize the growth of patient bone structure. This typically begins around the age of 7 or 8 when jaw abnormalities begin to show. Proper jaw alignment is tackled in the first phase, and the second phase may involve braces to straighten out teeth.
Dento Orthopedics for adults may involve surgery. Children, on the other hand, have more flexible jaw bones that are not fully mature yet, making it easier to control their growth.
Talk to us to see if this procedure is right for you. GD Orthodontics offers free initial consultations.
Sleep Apnea is a potentially serious condition that affects quality of sleep. Complications include persistent fatigue during the day, high blood pressure, heart problems, and type 2 diabetes. Snoring is one of the biggest indicators that someone may have Sleep Apnea, but not all snoring is indicative of Sleep Apnea. It is important to talk to your doctor if you experience bad quality of sleep and suspect Sleep Apnea.
Other symptoms of Sleep Apnea include:
Men over the age of 40
People who are overweight, obese, or have larger neck circumference
People with a family history of sleep apnea
Alcohol, sedative, and tranquilizer use
The following demographics may be at increased risk:
Clicking or popping sensations/noises when opening and closing your mouth
Jaw soreness or pain that seems more intense in the morning or late afternoon
Sensitive teeth not caused by other dental problems
Earache without the presence of infections
Misaligned upper and lower teeth (malocclusion)
Stiff, “locked” feeling in the jaw when using it
Recent change in your bite
Waking up regularly with headaches
Frequent tension headaches
Orthodontic care can help sleep breathing disorders. Dr. Girish Deshpande can evaluate your condition and suggest the suitable oral appliances.
“TMJ” stands for temporo-mandibular joint, which refers to the jaw joints in front of each of your ears. Your TMJ is the most complicated joint in your body. TMJ problems are responsible for chronic headaches, earaches, and other facial pain. Symptoms of having a TMJ problem include:
Light and comfortable
Hands-free and easy to use
Can be used for as little as 20 minutes per day to complement braces
At GD Orthodontics, Dr. Girish Deshpande can work with you and your general physician to stabilize your jaw and muscles. Contact us if you are experiencing any of the symptoms described.
AcceleDent® is an innovative treatment perfect for those who want to avoid the hassle and time associated with traditional braces. The AcceleDent® System can reduce your treatment time by as much as 38-50%. Additionally, this appliance is:
AcceleDent® uses vibrations to help bone and teeth move more freely. While you may initially feel a tingling sensation similar to that of an electric toothbrush, this will go away after you’ve grown accustomed to the device.
If you’re interested in this technology, schedule a free consultation with GD Orthodontics.
Suitable for young people, WildSmiles® Braces were designed to make wearing orthodontic appliances appear and feel more fun for kids. Brackets are available in six fun shapes:
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Designed by orthodontic professionals and used for over a decade, WildSmiles® also play an effective role in correcting teeth and jaw problems. Contact us for a free consultation if you are interested in WildSmiles®.
Temporary Anchorage Device
A Temporary Anchorage Device, or TAD, is a miniature screw placed within the bone between teeth roots. It is used as an anchor for moving teeth in a controlled manner. Before the advent of TADs, certain cases were almost impossible to treat without this technique, and TADs allow orthodontists to provide better and more efficient treatment. Only patients with permanent adult teeth can be TAD candidates, and they must not have active gum disease.
While it may sound invasive, TAD placement is only minimally invasive and many people receive it with only topical anaesthetic as there are no nerve endings in bone tissue.
If a problem cannot be treated with orthodontic appliances alone, surgical orthodontics, called orthognathic surgery, may be suggested.
Today, digital imaging technology along with computerized treatment planning, titanium plates, and miniature screws has drastically improve our success rate with these types of surgery. Compared to past generations, you can expect shorter treatment and recovery times in today’s dental world along with more effective treatment.
Orthognathic surgery is often unnecessary because advances in orthodontic technology have made it possible for most problems to be fixed. However, we are happy to discuss surgery with you if we deem it necessary.
Schedule a Free Consultation Today
Whether it’s a more complex procedure or conventional braces, our Mississauga-based team at GD Orthodontics can walk you through the process and provide you with options for your orthodontic care. Contact us today to schedule a free, initial consultation with board-certified orthodontist Dr. Girish Deshpande, and get started on attaining a more confident smile.