To help straighten your smile, the dentists at Yonge Street Dental can help with referral to Orthodontic Specialists for assessment of traditional braces or Invisalign treatment.
How Orthodontics Work
Whether for children, teens or adults, the goal of orthodontic treatment is the same – to straighten teeth so they look better and function better.
This goal can be achieved using braces or clear aligners which put gentle pressure on your teeth to move them into their corrected positions over a period of months or years.
Traditional metal or ceramic braces have been used for decades to straighten teeth. In recent years, advances in orthodontic treatment have resulted in braces that are lower in profile, more comfortable, and easier to care for.
How Braces Straighten Teeth
Braces apply continuous pressure to the teeth over a period of time, slowly moving them into their desired 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 orthodontic treatment, your smile is gradually straightened using a series of individually customized, clear plastic aligners that are adjusted over a period of time.
Similar in appearance to custom whitening trays, Invisalign aligners are easy to insert and removable. When it's time to eat, or when you'd prefer that no one know you are straightening your teeth, you can simply remove your aligners and store them in their handy container.
When you're ready to return them to your mouth just clean your teeth and put the aligners back in place!
Our dentists work with Invisalign specialists and can refer you for an orthodontic assessment.