invisalign and orthodontics
Just a decade ago, most braces were bulky, metal, and worn almost exclusively by teens. How the times have changed! Today, we have more - and better - options for adults and adolescents. Although Invisalign is the most requested option, metal braces are still needed in some cases. Fortunately, they are lighter, stronger, and more comfortable than ever. Burloak Centre Dentistry is proud to provide a broad range of orthodontic solutions for residents of Oakville and surrounding areas. Our in-house orthodontist will help you select the appropriate treatment after a free consultation.
This is one of the most well-known, and most frequently requested, orthodontic systems. It utilizes custom-made, clear plastic aligners to apply gentle pressure to teeth. There are no brackets or wires, so the aligners are barely perceivable on your teeth. There are no dietary restrictions, and no hassles, because Invisalign is removed during meals and for hygiene.
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Invisalign is a great option for teens and adults
. It can straighten crooked teeth and correct bite problems, with a comparable treatment time to metal braces.
This is a popular, short-term orthodontic system, which can accomplish cosmetic correction in just a few months. The design is similar to traditional braces, but the adjustments are specifically targeted towards straightening visible teeth. This decreases treatment time considerably. Because the components are transparent or tooth-coloured, the braces are discreet.
Six Month Smiles is appropriate for adult patients only. It does not make significant adjustments in the bite; it is intended to move the front teeth. Treatment typically requires between four and nine months; the average duration is six months.
Despite the abundant alternatives, traditional braces still have an important place in the world of orthodontics. However, don't think that they are still the uncomfortable, heavy, often-broken devices that you might remember. Thermal reactive wire is lighter and stronger, improving comfort and decreasing the instances of breakage. In many cases, the brackets can be made of tooth-coloured ceramic rather than metal, for a more discreet appearance.
Traditional orthodontics are appropriate for children, teens, and adults. They can correct crooked teeth and bite problems.
Benefits of Orthodontics
Often, the primary concern is cosmetic. Crooked teeth can ruin the appearance of a bright, beautiful smile
. However, that is not the only reason to seek treatment. Plaque can easily become trapped in tight spaces, putting you at risk for cavities and gum disease. If you have jaw alignment problems, such as overbite or crossbite, you could be at risk for TMJ disorder, a painful condition characterised by headaches and other chronic pain.
Our on-staff orthodontist takes great care in devising an individualized treatment plan for each patient. Optimal occlusion and esthetics combine for a healthy, radiantly beautiful smile
that you will feel like showing off! If you would like to learn more, just give us a call at 905.581.4436.