What is Orthodontics?
Orthodontics is the area of dentistry that treats irregularities in the teeth (especially of alignment and occlusion) and jaws, including the use of traditional braces or Invisalign clear aligners.
How Orthodontics Work
The goal of orthodontic treatment is the same for children or adults – to straighten teeth so they look better and work better.
This goal is achieved using braces or aligners that put gentle pressure on your teeth to move them into the correct position over a period of months or years.
Although you can start orthodontic treatment at any stage of life, putting off treatment can result in a need for more invasive treatment later.
Early treatment is normally most effective for achieving lasting results.
Invisalign Clear Aligners
With Invisalign clear aligners, your smile is gradually straightened using a series of individually customized, clear plastic aligners that are adjusted over a period of time.
Invisalign clear aligners offer a convenience factor – they are removable for when you'd prefer no one know that you are straightening your teeth.
Clear aligners are similar in appearance to custom whitening trays and are easy to insert. You can even remove them to eat, drink, brush and floss!
Get Invisalign at All Toothworks Locations
- Bay Adelaide Dental, Toronto
- Brookfield Place Dental, Toronto
- College Park Dental, Toronto
- King-York Dental, Toronto
- Richmond-Adelaide Dental, Toronto
- Hatamian Dentistry, Toronto
- Square One, Mississauga
- Pine Ridge Dental, Scarborough
- Sterling Dental, Scarborough
- Fairview Park Dental, Kitchener
- The Boardwalk Dental, Waterloo
- Masonville Place, London
- Kilborn Dental, Ottawa
Traditional braces, made of either metal or ceramic, have been used for a long time to straighten teeth. In recent years, advances in orthodontic treatment have resulted in braces that should be low-profile, more comfortable and easier to care for.
How Braces Can 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.