Straighten your smile discreetly
Braces have long been the preferred method for straightening teeth, correcting overbites, eliminating food traps, and improving the smile. However, they also tend to be associated with adolescence. For adults, the idea of metal brackets and painful adjustments usually outweighs the desire for a straighter smile. Today, however, there is another option: Invisalign or cosmetic braces.
What are Invisalign braces?
Invisalign braces are not actually braces but a series of clear, flexible, comfortable aligners custom-made to fit over your teeth and gently reposition them over time. Your dentist will plan a series of movements that will eventually bring your teeth into alignment, and then make a tray to correspond to each of these positions. You simply wear the tray over your teeth, where it’s practically invisible, and move to the next tray or step as directed. Plus, you can remove the tray before meals, eliminating the danger and unsightliness of trapped food. Eventually, you get all the perks of traditional braces—a straight, healthy smile—with none of the hassle or lack of visual appeal.
What are cosmetic orthodontics?
Similar to Invisalign braces, cosmetic orthodontics are designed to straighten the smile without the ungainly look of traditional braces. However, whereas Invisalign is a series of aligner trays, cosmetic orthodontics work much like traditional braces, except the brackets are clear and the wires are tooth-coloured, making the braces virtually invisible. Your dentist will adjust the braces as needed to eventually pull the teeth into proper alignment.
You don’t have to choose between the embarrassment of crooked teeth and that of traditional braces anymore. With invisible braces, you can have it all! Dr Michelle Kizel and Dr Mikhail Pliousnine at College Manor Dental Centre are here to help. Contact us today at 905-853-7645.