At Sheppard Yorkland Dental we offer traditional braces and Invisalign clear aligners as treatment options to help correct the orthodontic smile concerns of our adult and teen patients.
How Orthodontics Work
Regardless of the patient's age, the goal of orthodontic treatment is to straighten teeth so they look better and function better.
At Sheppard Yorkland Dental, we can help you achieve this goal by using either braces or clear aligners. Both braces and Invisalign work by putting gentle pressure on the teeth to move them into their correct positions over a period of months or years.
If you're looking to straighten your teeth, please contact us to book an appointment and see which option would best suit your unique smile.
Traditional braces, made of either metal or ceramic, have been an effective orthodontic treatment choice for decades. In recent years, advances in orthodontic treatment have resulted in braces that are lower-profile, more comfortable and easier to care for.
How Braces Straighten Teeth
The brackets and wires of traditional braces work together to apply continuous pressure to the teeth over a period of 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 in North York
With Invisalign clear aligners, your smile is gradually straightened using a series of individually customized, clear plastic aligners that are adjusted over a period of time.
Some patients find that Invisalign clear aligners offer more convenience since they are removable for eating, brushing, and those times 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. You can even remove them to eat, drink, brush and floss!