The benefits of orthodontics are wide reaching. If you’re suffering from crooked or squeezed teeth, you know how difficult they can be to clean. Often, crooked teeth require special floss threaders to get floss into hard-to-reach areas. And teeth that are squeezed together often have areas that are unreachable by brushing.

Because Ottawa’s The Teal Umbrella is a family-oriented practice, we want to make sure that your family has access to every dental service they might need in one place. For us, that means offering in-clinic orthodontic services. Because our staff is trained in orthodontics, we rarely need to refer you outside of our clinic.

This helps to make things simpler for you and your family, and you can have your braces and retainers maintained by the same people who clean your teeth.


Braces can be used to treat the following conditions:

  • Overbites
  • Underbites
  • Misaligned teeth
  • Crooked teeth
  • Gapped teeth
  • Open and deep bites
  • And more!

While they are most often recommended for adolescents or teens, they can benefit people at any age. You’re never too old for braces!

Braces work by gently urging your teeth into their desired positions. Read more about braces.


Retainers are often used in conjunction with braces to help with the alignment of teeth. While they are most often used to retain (hence the name) the tooth alignment after braces have been used, they can also help assist in moving the teeth into proper position. Read more about retainers.


Invisalign® is an alternative to braces that is very difficult to detect in the mouth. They are a plastic sheath that sits on top of your teeth. The principle is much the same as braces. The sheaths function as aligners that help push your teeth into the proper position. The main benefit to invisalign® is that people are less likely to know that you’re restructuring your smile. Read more about Invisalign®

Functional Jaw Orthopedics

Functional orthopedics are a way to prevent future problems with tooth and jaw positions by adjusting the jaw and the teeth themselves. It is usually recommended for younger patients, as they stand the best chance of benefiting from it.

It is a treatment that often makes use of orthodontic appliances to reshape the jaw on a muscular and skeletal level. Well timed therapy can help patients avoid the following problems:

  • Poor sleep habits
  • TMJ pain
  • Sleep apnea
  • Buck teeth
  • Small lower jaws
  • Open bite

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