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    If crooked teeth make you feel self-conscious about your smile, an orthodontist may be able to help. Whistler orthodontist Dr. Gina Ball, D.M.D, MSc, F.R.C.D, at the Dental Specialists of Whistler has helped many of her patients improve the appearance of their teeth.

    How Can an Orthodontist Improve My Smile?

    An orthodontist specializes in correcting improperly positioned teeth and jaws. This not only improves the appearance of your smile, but it also improves oral health. Crooked or improperly fitting teeth are harder to clean and have a greater risk of developing tooth decay. Improperly positioned teeth can also cause TMJ syndrome.

    Common orthodontic problems that an orthodontist treats include:

    • Tooth crowding (when there are more teeth than your dental ridge can accommodate)
    • Crossbite
    • Gaps or spaces between teeth
    • Overbite
    • Underbite

    What are the Types of Orthodontic Treatments?

    An orthodontist places various types of fixed or removable appliances on the teeth or jaws to help correct them. Examples of fixed orthodontic appliances include:

    • Braces
    • Fixed appliances — attached to the teeth to control tongue thrusting or thumb sucking
    • Fixed space maintainers — typically used on a child when he prematurely loses a baby tooth. The space maintainers keeps the space open until the child’s permanent tooth grows in.

    Examples of removal appliances include:

    • Aligners
    • Jaw repositioning appliances
    • Palatal expander
    • Retainers
    • Removable space maintainers

    Looking for a Whistler Orthodontist Near You?

    A qualified Whistler orthodontist is only a phone call or mouse click away. Visit the website of the Dental Specialists of Whistler and request an appointment with Dr. Gina Ball. Dr. Ball’s credentials include a dental degree from the University of Saskatchewan and a Master’s of Science in Orthodontics. She worked as a general dentist for eight years before entering the Graduate Orthodontic Program at the University of Toronto. Dr. Ball is also President of the British Columbia Society of Orthodontists.

    You can be rest assured that your orthodontic care is in capable hands with Dr. Ball. She is currently accepting new patients, and will be happy to help you with your dental needs or address any questions you have about the services she provides.