At Collingwood Dental Centre, our Collingwood dentists offer traditional braces and Invisalign clear aligners as orthodontic treatment options to help straighten your smile.
How Orthodontics Work
Whenever we provide orthodontic treatment, the goal is the same whether our patient is a child, teenager or adult – to straighten teeth so they look and function better.
We achieve this goal using braces or clear aligners to put gentle pressure on your teeth. They are gradually shifted into their correct prescribed positions over a period of months or years.
Traditional braces made of metal or ceramic have evolved thanks to advances in orthodontic treatment. Though they have been used for decades to straighten teeth, today's braces are easier to care for, low-profile and more comfortable.
How Braces Straighten Teeth
Braces apply continuous pressure to the teeth over a period of time, gradually moving them into their new, corrected positions.
As pressure is applied and the teeth shift, the 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 that are adjusted over a period of time. They are similar in appearance to custom whitening trays.
You'll find a convenience factor with Invisalign clear aligners – you can remove them for when you'd prefer no one know that you are straightening your teeth.
You can even remove them to eat, drink, brush and floss. When you're ready to put them in, they are easy to insert.