At dentalhouse Glen Abbey Dental, our dentists offer traditional braces and Invisalign clear aligners as orthodontic treatment options in Oakville.
How Orthodontics Work
Whether we are working with a child, teenager or adult, the goal of orthodontic treatment is the same – to straighten teeth, and improve their appearance and function.
We accomplish this goal using braces or clear aligners to apply gentle pressure to your teeth in order to move them into their correct positions over a period of months or years.
Traditional braces are typically made of either metal or ceramic.
As a go-to method for many dentists and patients looking to straighten teeth, braces have been used for decades. Advances in orthodontic treatment have brought upgrades in recent years, making braces more comfortable, low-profile and easier to care for.
How Braces Straighten Teeth
With braces, continuous pressure is applied to the teeth over a period of time, slowly shifting them into their new, corrected positions. As pressure is applied and your teeth move, bone changes shape to accommodate your teeth's new positions.
Invisalign Clear Aligners
Invisalign clear aligners help to gradually straighten your smile using a series of individually customized, clear plastic aligners which are adjusted over a period of time.
With Invisalign clear aligners, you get a convenience factor – you can remove them for when you'd prefer no one know that you are straightening your teeth, or when you need to eat, drink, brush or floss.
Similar in appearance to whitening trays, these clear aligners are easy to insert.