What is Orthodontics?
Whether our patient is a child, teenager or adult, the goal of orthodontic treatment remains the same – to straighten teeth so they look better and work better.
We achieve this goal using braces or clear aligners which apply gentle pressure to your teeth to move them into their correct prescribed positions over a period of months or years.
Made of either metal or ceramic, traditional braces have been used for decades to straighten teeth. Thanks to advances in orthodontic treatment, they have seen notable changes in recent years and become more comfortable, lower-profile and easier to care for.
How Braces Straighten Teeth
Braces apply continuous pressure to the teeth over a period of time, slowly shifting them into their new, corrected positions.
As pressure is applied and the teeth move, the bone changes shape to accommodate the teeth’s new positions.
Invisalign Clear Aligners
With Invisalign clear aligners, your smile is gradually straightened using a series of clear plastic aligners that are individually customized and adjusted over a period of time.
Invisalign clear aligners offer a convenience factor – you can remove them to eat or play sports, or 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 brush and floss!