A misaligned smile doesn’t just affect your general appearance – it can also cause discomfort in eating and speaking. This misalignment, or malocclusion, can be caused by hereditary issues or trauma from an accident, but the teams at Highland Hills Dental and Northfield Dental have alignment options available.
How Do Braces Work?
Orthodontia puts gentle pressure on the teeth that need aligning to slowly move them into place over the course of several months. Traditionally, braces are metal brackets attached to teeth with wires running through them. Even if you choose braces over the Invisalign options, we can use transparent brackets and wires to make the braces less noticeable. Depending on which teeth need to be realigned, we might be able to place the braces behind the teeth instead of in front of them.
Removable and clear, Invisalign braces are becoming a more and more popular choice for those patients who want their braces to be as unnoticeable as possible. Instead of brackets placed on your teeth, you’ll receive a series of mouthpieces. Once your teeth have moved into place with the first mouthpiece, we’ll have you used the next one. Slowly your teeth will be back in proper alignment. Besides being able to treat several kinds of orthodontic issues and being nearly invisible, Invisalign also allows patients to brush and floss more easily than traditional braces.
Call us today to learn more about our invisible braces and to schedule your appointment for our Kitchener