Our Toronto dental office offers conventional braces and Invisalign clear aligners as orthodontic treatment options for those with crooked teeth.
How Orthodontics Work
The goal of orthodontic treatment is the same for children, teenagers or adults – to straighten teeth with the hope that they will look and work better.
This goal is achieved using braces or clear aligners that put constant but gentle pressure on your teeth to move them into the correct position over a period of months or years.
Standard braces are made of either metal or ceramic and have been used for decades to straighten teeth. Recent advances in orthodontic treatment have resulted in braces that are less visible, more comfortable and easier to maintain.
How Braces Straighten Teeth
Braces apply continuous pressure to the teeth over a period of time, slowly moving them into their new, corrected positions.
As pressure is applied and the teeth move, the bone changes shape to accommodate the new positions of the teeth.
Invisalign Clear Aligners
With Invisalign clear aligners, your smile is gradually straightened using a series of customized, clear plastic aligners that are adjusted over a period of time.
Invisalign clear aligners are quick and easy to remove for moments when you would rather not let people know that you are straightening your teeth.
Similar in appearance to custom whitening trays, they are easy to insert. You can remove them when you want to eat, drink, brush and floss.