How Orthodontics Work
The goal of orthodontic treatment for children, teenagers, and adults is the same: to straighten teeth so they look and function better.
This is accomplished through the use of braces or Invisalign clear aligners, which apply gentle pressure to your teeth over a period of months or years to move them into their proper position.
Traditional braces, made of metal or ceramic, have been used to straighten teeth for decades. Advances in orthodontic treatment have resulted in braces that are low-profile, more comfortable, and easier to care for in recent years.
How Braces Straighten Teeth
Braces apply constant pressure to the teeth over time, gradually moving them into their new, corrected positions. The bone changes shape to accommodate the new positions of the teeth as pressure is applied and the teeth move.
Invisalign Clear Aligners
Your smile is gradually straightened using a series of individually customized, clear plastic aligners that are adjusted over time.
Invisalign clear aligners are removable, which is useful if you don't want anyone to know you're straightening your teeth.
They look like custom whitening trays and are simple to insert. You can even take them off to eat, drink, brush your teeth, and floss!