How Orthodontics Work
For children, teenagers, and adults, the goal of orthodontic treatment is the same: to straighten teeth so they look and function better.
This is accomplished with braces or clear aligners, which apply gentle pressure to your teeth over months or years to move them into the proper position.
Traditional braces, made of metal or ceramic, have been used to straighten teeth for decades. Advances in orthodontic treatment have resulted in low-profile, more comfortable, and easier-to-care-for braces in recent years.
How Braces Straighten Teeth
Braces gradually move teeth into their new, corrected positions by applying constant pressure to them over time.
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 with Invisalign clear aligners, which use a series of individually customized, clear plastic aligners that are adjusted over time.
Invisalign clear aligners are convenient because they can be removed when you don't want anyone to know you're straightening your teeth.
They have a similar appearance to custom whitening trays and are simple to use. You can even take them out to brush, floss, and eat!