At Got Smile Dental Centre, our Napanee dentists offer traditional braces and Invisalign clear aligners as orthodontic treatment options to help straighten your smile.
How Orthodontics Work
Whether we are working with a child, teenager or adult, the goal of orthodontic treatment is the same – to straighten teeth so they look better and function better.
We aim to achieve this using braces or clear aligners which put gentle pressure on your teeth to shift them into the correct position over months or years.
Though traditional metal or ceramic braces have been used for decades to straighten teeth, today's braces may not be the ones you remember from your youth.
In recent years, advances in orthodontic treatment have brought us braces that are lower in profile, more comfortable and easier to care for than those in the past.
How Braces Straighten Teeth
Over a period of time, braces apply continuous pressure to the teeth, slowly moving them into their new, corrected positions.
As pressure is applied and the teeth gradually move, the bone changes shape to accommodate the teeth's new positions.
Invisalign Clear Aligners
Invisalign clear aligners gradually straighten your smile using a series of individually customized, clear plastic aligners that are adjusted over a period of time.
The clear aligners offer a convenience factor in that they are removable for when you're playing sports or eating, or when you'd prefer that no one know you are straightening your teeth.
Easy to insert, they look somewhat like custom whitening trays. You can even remove them to brush, floss, drink, and eat.