How Orthodontics Work
If your teeth are misaligned, you probably understand that the problem is not just aesthetic. A bad bite can cause a variety of oral health issues.
Whether we are working with children, teenagers or adults, the goal for orthodontic treatment is the same - to straighten teeth so they look better and work better. We also aim for a healthier smile by the end of your treatment.
This goal can be achieved using braces or clear aligners, which put gentle pressure on your teeth to move them into the correct position over a period of months or years and gradually straighten your smile.
There is a range of low-profile treatment options available to suit both your orthodontic needs, and your lifestyle and aesthetic preferences.
Made of either metal or ceramic, traditional braces have been a go-to treatment option for straightening teeth over the past few decades. Recent advances in orthodontic treatment have given us braces that are low-profile, easier to care for and more comfortable.
How Braces Straighten Teeth
With braces, continuous pressure is applied to teeth over a pre-determined period of time, slowly moving the teeth into their new, corrected positions. As pressure is applied and the teeth shift, 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 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.
Similar in appearance to custom whitening trays, they are easy to insert. You can even remove them to eat, drink, brush and floss!