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What helps you relax at our office?

May 16th, 2013

Dr. Steiman and our team understand not everyone is always thrilled about visiting their orthodontist. But at the orthodontic practice of Dr. Howard Steiman, we strive to bring you the best and most comforting experience at each visit. Today, we’d like to know: What is it about our Ajax, ON office that makes you comfortable or puts you or your child at ease? Is it something about our pleasant environment? Our courteous staff? Is it something about Dr. Steiman?

Let us know by posting below or on our Facebook page! Or tell us at your next adjustment appointment!

At our office, what helps you unwind?

May 9th, 2013

Dr. Steiman and our team understand not everyone is always thrilled about visiting their doctor. But at the orthodontic practice of Dr. Howard Steiman, we strive to bring you the best and most comforting experience at each visit. Today, we’d like to know: What is it about our Ajax, ON office that makes you comfortable or puts you at ease? Is it something about our pleasant environment? Our courteous staff? Is it something about Dr. Steiman?

Let us know by posting below, on Facebook or by giving us a call!

Besides Straight Teeth, What are the Benefits of Braces?

May 2nd, 2013

Everyone wants a naturally aligned and beautiful smile, and it is no secret that orthodontic braces from the orthodontic practice of Dr. Howard Steiman can help deliver one. However, there are greater benefits to wearing braces than just having straight teeth. You’ll gain many oral health benefits in addition to the cosmetic ones.

Tooth Decay and Gum Disease

Crooked or crowded teeth may overlap each other and create tight spaces in between. These can make it very difficult to brush and floss effectively, allowing bacteria and plaque to build up, and eventually leading to tooth decay and gum disease. With orthodontic treatment, your teeth will become properly aligned and spaced, which allows for more effective brushing.

Difficulties with Speech

Your teeth play an essential role in speech. When they are out of line or lean too far forward or backward, this can affect your speaking patterns, and possibly cause embarrassment and frustration. Braces can readjust the positioning of the teeth to allow for clearer, more professional speech.

Bone Erosion

Bone and gum tissues begin to erode when there are no teeth to support. This is also true for poorly aligned teeth that leave gaps and spaces or place too much pressure on the jawbone due to a bad bite. With braces, the bones and tissues are less likely to erode and can continue to support the teeth in their new alignment.

Digestion

Your teeth play an important role in digestion. Before food ever enters your stomach, it has been partially digested by the teeth. If teeth are severely out of line, however, they may not play their role in breaking down food as effectively as they should. With braces, your teeth will be straightened into optimal alignment for eating and chewing.

Dr. Steiman and staff will be happy to answer any of your questions about your orthodontic treatment. Visit us in Ajax, ON today!

How long does orthodontic treatment take?

April 25th, 2013

Your smile is unique, so your orthodontic treatment time should also be unique and customized for your special needs. In the past the average orthodontic treatment took approximately two years, but with today’s new technology and our commitment to providing the best orthodontic care in the least amount of time, we have experienced a reduction in our patients' treatment time. With the use of lighter forces, customized braces, and clear aligners, our patients experience less discomfort and shorter treatment time while achieving a great smile.

Of course, treatment time will vary depending on your specific situation. Very minor tooth movement may only take a few months to correct, while serious malocclusion (poor bite) may need more than two years to correct. Only Dr. Steiman will be able to accurately estimate the time your treatment will take. But trust us—it’ll all be worth it in the end!

Has your child or teen visited the orthodontic practice of Dr. Howard Steiman for an orthodontic consultation? If not, please give us a call and let us help him or her begin the journey to a gorgeous smile! Please feel free to contact our Ajax, ON orthodontic office, and let us know how we can help you. We look forward to working with you and your family, and giving you the right orthodontic care that makes you smile.