How Orthodontics Work
The goal of orthodontic treatment is the same for all clients regardless of age – to straighten teeth and achieve a healthier and fully functioning smile.
This goal is achieved using braces or clear aligners that put gentle pressure on your teeth to move them into a new position for the overall benefit of you and your oral health.
Traditional braces, made of either metal or ceramic, have been used for decades to straighten teeth. In recent years, advances in orthodontic treatment have resulted in braces that are less noticeable and more comfortable than they have been in the past.
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 will adjust its shape to 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 – you are able to remove your aligners for moments when you need to let your natural teeth shine.
These clear aligners share a similar appearance to whitening trays and allow you to easily remove them in order to eat and drink.