At Etobicoke Orthodontics & Oral Surgery, our orthodontist offers traditional braces and Invisalign clear aligners as orthodontic treatment options to help straighten your smile.
How Orthodontics Work
The goal of orthodontic treatment is the same for children, teenagers or adults – to straighten teeth so they look better and function properly.
This is achieved with the help of braces or clear aligners that apply gentle pressure on your teeth to move them into the correct position over a period of months or years.
Traditional braces are made from either metal or ceramic, and have been used for decades to straighten teeth. In recent years, advances in orthodontics have resulted in braces that are lower-profile, more comfortable, and easier to care for.
How Braces Straighten Teeth
Braces work by applying continuous pressure to the teeth over a period of time, slowly moving them into their corrected positions.
As the pressure is applied and the teeth move, the bone changes shape to accommodate the new positions of the teeth.
Invisalign Clear Aligners
Invisalign gradually straightens your teeth with a series of individually customized, clear plastic aligners that are adjusted over a period of time.
Invisalign clear aligners offer a convenience factor in that they are removable for when you'd prefer no one know that you are straightening your teeth.
Similar in appearance to custom whitening trays, they are easy to insert. You can even remove them to eat, drink, brush and floss!