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Why You Shouldn’t Remove Teeth for Braces

January 1st, 2021

If you have crooked, overcrowded teeth, why shouldn’t you get rid of a couple of teeth to make things easier? It can make orthodontic treatment faster, which many people appreciate. But removing teeth for braces isn’t the best choice. Dr. Ami Barakat of Villanova Dental Studio, a provider of orthodontics in Stittsville, ON, explains why you should keep your teeth. They’re Typically Healthy Each tooth in your mouth is there […]

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FAQ: All About Invisalign

June 5th, 2020

Many of our patients come to see Dr. Barakat looking for ways to straighten their smiles. Crooked teeth are more than just a cosmetic concern. In fact, crooked teeth can cause a variety of symptoms like tension headaches and jaw pain. This is because when your teeth are not properly aligned, all of your dental structures are placed underneath additional pressure which can cause discomfort. Dr. Barakat often recommends Invisalign […]

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Missing Teeth Can Hurt Your Alignment

February 17th, 2020

If you have had successful treatment with braces or Invisalign, that’s not the end of the story. It is, of course, important to use your retainer to keep your results looking their best. While a retainer can maintain your smile under most conditions, problems can sometimes develop later to disturb your alignment or send naturally straight teeth crooked. How Missing Teeth Affect Alignment For many people, malocclusion is an issue […]

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Dental Hygiene with Orthodontics

January 29th, 2020

Many people find maintaining proper dental hygiene on their own difficult. With an orthodontic device in the way, cleaning your teeth becomes that much harder. Some people may complete their orthodontic treatment with unsightly decay and discoloration due to improper care. Villanova Dental Studio in Stittsville, ON is here to guide you through your journey to the perfect smile. The Difficulties of Dental Hygiene The specific hygiene problems you have […]

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What Role Can Oral Appliances Play in Your Orthodontic Treatment?

December 2nd, 2019

When many people thinks of orthodontics, they think of braces, or possibly clear aligners. What some patients may not realize, is that more complex malocclusion or orthodontic issues may require additional appliances to treat. Sometimes these appliances are used in conjunction with braces. At other times, they may be used to prepare the mouth for braces. In either instance, oral appliances are vital in treating a range of orthodontic complaints. […]

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Types of Malocclusion

September 11th, 2019

Very few people have naturally straight teeth. Most of us have teeth that are at least somewhat crooked. Many people choose braces as a cosmetic choice or a medical necessity depending on the severity of their malocclusion, or poor bite. When recommending braces, there are a few problems we look for. We recommend treatment plans that will vary from person to person. But what do we look for? Crooked Teeth […]

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Treatment for TMJ

August 26th, 2019

When most people think of grinding their teeth, it seems like a problem without a solution. A standard mouthguard can prevent your teeth from wearing down, but it doesn’t really treat the problem. Often, teeth grinding is actually just one symptom of a TMJ disorder, or tempromandibular joint disorder. The tempromandibular joint are the joints of the jaw and can be affected by poor alignment. This makes TMJ (and teeth […]

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Cosmetic Dentistry and Self-Confidence

September 28th, 2018

One of Dr. Ami Barakat’s favorite parts of practicing cosmetic dentistry is helping patients rejuvenate and restore the appearance of their natural smiles. He recently spoke about this topic in his new book Perfecting Smiles Changing Lives, and more with award-winning radio personality Heidi Selexa on her podcast The Heidi Selexa Show. Dr. Barakat joined Miss Selexa for a lively discussion that touched on the relationship between a healthy smile and high self-esteem, […]

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What is the quickest way to straighten my teeth?

April 3rd, 2018

OrthoPulse treatment in combination with traditional orthodontics can reduce treatment up to 60%. Patients often ask us how quickly they can complete their orthodontic treatment. Patients main concern tends to be how long they have to wear their braces. Some patients are so concerned with the length of treatment that they do not choose to move forward with orthodontic treatment. While treatment times vary and depend on the extent of […]

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Orthodontic Success Stories

March 13th, 2018

If there is one thing we love at Villanova Dental Studio it is a healthy smile with straight teeth and a well-balanced bite! Our orthodontic team provides comprehensive orthodontic treatment plans for patients of all ages. We tailor our services to our patient’s unique needs and oral development. This month we share two personal stories shared with us by our patients who chose our Ottawa, ON dentist office for their […]

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