We offer a full range of general, cosmetic, and specialty dental services under one roof. We always warmly welcome new patients to our practice and we’re open 7 days a week!
At Sierra Dental, your health and well-being is our foremost concern.
We know that a perfect smile is one of the best ways to build self-confidence and self-esteem.
As your local orthodontist in Calgary, our goal is to help you achieve that confident smile.
Our orthodontic treatment process is quick and comfortable.
We cater the treatment to each patient’s budget and needs to make sure every part of your bite and smile is addressed.
Meet Our Orthodontist – Dr. Mostafa Altalibi
Sierra Dental has been serving Calgarians for over 20 years.
We are constantly working with new advances in dental care and orthodontics to provide our customers with top-rated treatment options.
Our Orthodontist, Dr. Mostafa Altalibi received his D.M.D from the prestigious McGill University, as the valedictorian of his class.
He has won numerous awards including the American Association of Orthodontists Award.
Dr. Altalibi is also an examiner and fellow of the Royal College of Canada.
We pride ourselves in providing orthodontic services for the entire family.
With new options such as Invisalign, adults can also have their teeth straightened with minimum discomfort.
Sierra Dental offers a wide range of dental services, from orthodontics to cosmetic services with age-appropriate education about dental care and treatments.
Orthodontics is Not Just About Appearance
Our unique and comprehensive approach doesn’t only focus on the teeth but also evaluates the jawbones, jaw joints, muscles of the face, tongue posture, swallowing patterns, and the airway apparatus.
This creates a personalized treatment approach that helps you get the exceptional results you deserve, for both the appearance of your teeth and your health.
What We Offer as an Orthodontist in Calgary SW
At Sierra Dental, we use CBCT technology which produces 3D images of your teeth, soft tissues, nerve pathways, and bone in a single scan.
This procedure displays the whole jaw in a quick and painless manner to improve the diagnosis. We are proud to offer two options for orthodontic treatment:
We also offer other accelerated orthodontic tools to make your treatment go quicker:
Call our certified orthodontist in Calgary today or book your consultation online to take your first steps towards that confident, winning smile.
Our Orthodontic Procedures
At your consultation, our orthodontist will conduct a comprehensive evaluation, including a specific diagnosis of your teeth, taking a full-mouth view. We will also provide you with an explanation of your treatment options as well as treatment duration.
At Sierra Dental, we place your comfort above all. That is why we offer services that will reduce any potential discomfort while giving you a smile that makes you feel your best:
Why Orthodontic Treatment?
Orthodontic treatment is often necessary for health reasons as well as cosmetic ones.
Crowded or crooked teeth can lead to tooth decay and gum disease, as they are difficult to clean. If teeth are severely crooked, there is a heightened risk of tooth loss due to decay.
An uneven bite can cause TMJ (temporomandibular joint) disorders to develop over time. That’s why it’s so important to seek treatment as early as possible if you suspect you might need orthodontic treatment.
Orthodontics can also improve and boost your self-image!
Things to Consider Before Your Orthodontic Treatment
It is important that you feel comfortable with your orthodontist, so we encourage you to make an appointment for a consultation to discuss your needs.
An initial consultation will also give you the chance to look around the practice and assure yourself that it’s a clean and hygienic space. You’ll also be able to see your orthodontist’s qualifications and certification.
You need to make sure that the practice you attend specializes in orthodontics and offers a variety of services and dental financing options.
Orthodontic treatment often involves several visits. If your orthodontist is located close to your home or child’s school and offers convenient (early morning, evening, and/or weekend) hours, those visits are going to be easier to manage.
Frequently Asked Questions
We can assess teeth free of charge by the time a child is 3 years old.
We assess the development of the jaws, the growth of the teeth, function of the muscles, the status of the airway and TMJ disorders.
TMJ disorders can cause pain and clicking in the jaw. If your bite is uneven, the muscles in the jaw have to work hard to compensate, which can lead to tension and straining during talking or chewing. If you feel any pain, discomfort, or muscle tension in your jaw, or if you often hear a clicking noise while talking or chewing, you may have a TMJ disorder due to an uneven bite.
Not only is it detrimental to cosmetic appearance, but an uncorrected uneven bite can result in discomfort, pain, and difficulty chewing. An uneven bite can also result in a heightened risk of tooth decay or even lead to tooth loss. If you are unsure, here are some signs and symptoms of an uneven bite, which may be destructive to your oral health and the look of your smile.
- Appearance: The most obvious sign that your bite may be uneven is your appearance. Examining the alignment of your teeth in the mirror is a good way of noticing any misalignments.
- Teeth Grinding: or jaw clenching are other signs that you may have a poorly aligned bite. Grinding and clenching can lead to tension in the jaw and wear the enamel down over time.
- TMJ: is a jaw disorder that can cause pain and click in the jaw. If your bite is uneven, the muscles in the jaw have to work hard to compensate, which can lead to tension and straining during talking or chewing.
- Headaches: An uneven bite causes the muscles in the jaw to tense and strain. This tension can spread through the head and cause frequent headaches.
- Tooth Sensitivity: may be a sign that your tooth enamel is wearing down. If you have an uneven bite, your teeth may be grinding in a specific spot, causing a breakdown of enamel.