It’s a misalignment of the upper and lower teeth when biting or chewing, which might require orthodontic treatment.
Dr. Susan R. Pan, DDS, is a highly qualified dentist with a long-standing engagement in the field since 1986. She was a recipient of the Dr. Gerald Z Wright Award for graduating first in her class at Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry, University of Western Ontario. Additionally, she worked as a clinical instructor for new dentists at the University of Western Ontario’s School of Dentistry and graduated from the Dental School of Sun Yat-Sen University of Medical Sciences. Dr. Pan has received recognition for her exceptional work, as she was consecutively awarded the Diamond Winner for the Readers’ Choice of their Favorite Dentist by the Hamilton Spectator in 2014 and 2015, and was nominated for the same title multiple times in 2007, 2010, 2014, 2015, 2016, and 2017.
Risks include infection, prolonged bleeding, swelling, nerve damage, injury to teeth, gum recession, and difficulty with oral functions.
Using a straw for drinking is generally acceptable, but be cautious to avoid dislodging the aligners or causing them to become stained.
They remove plaque and tartar, reduce the risk of gum disease and cavities, provide early detection of dental issues, and enhance the appearance of teeth.
Invisalign aligners can often be worn with a removable mouthguard for sports, but consult with your orthodontist for personalized advice.
A dentist specializing in treating the pulp and nerve of the tooth, commonly performing root canal treatments.
Treatments vary from non-surgical therapies like cleaning to surgical treatments like flap surgery or bone and tissue grafts.