At Cloverdale Dental Group, our Etobicoke dentists offer traditional braces and Invisalign clear aligners as orthodontic treatment options to help straighten your smile.
How Orthodontics Work
Whether we are working with a child, teenager or adult patient, our goal for orthodontic treatment is 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 on your teeth to move them into their correct positions over a period of months or years.
Traditional braces, made of either ceramic or metal, have been used for decades to straighten teeth. Today's braces may not be the ones you remember from your youth – advances in orthodontic treatment in recent years have resulted in braces becoming more comfortable, low-profile and easier to care for.
How Braces Straighten Teeth
Over time, braces put continuous pressure on the teeth, slowly shifting them into their new, corrected positions.
As pressure is applied and your teeth shift, the bone's shape changes to accommodate the new positions of your teeth.
Invisalign Clear Aligners
Invisalign clear aligners gradually straighten your smile using a series of individually customized, clear plastic aligners that are adjusted over a period of time.
Invisalign's convenience factor attracts many – they are removable for when you'd prefer no one discover that you are straightening your teeth.
They look similar to custom whitening trays and are easy to insert. Plus, you can remove them to eat, drink, brush and floss.