Traditional braces and Invisalign clear aligners are orthodontic treatment options available from the dentists at Forest City Dental in London to help correct your smile.
How Orthodontics Work
The goal of orthodontic treatment is the same for children, teenagers or adults: to straighten teeth.
This can be achieved with the use of braces or clear aligners that put gentle pressure on your teeth to move them into the correct position over months or years.
Made of either metal or ceramic, traditional braces have been straightening teeth for decades. However, advances in orthodontic treatment have resulted in braces that are low-profile more comfortable and easier to care for.
How Braces Straighten Teeth
Braces apply continuous pressure to the teeth over time, slowly moving them into their new, corrected positions.
As pressure is applied and the teeth move, the bone changes shape to accommodate the new positions of the teeth.
Invisalign Clear Aligners
With Invisalign clear aligners, your teeth is gradually straightened using a series of individually customized, clear plastic aligners that are adjusted over a period.
Invisalign clear aligners offer a convenience factor: they are removable 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, and you can remove them to eat, drink, brush and floss.