At Reflections Dental Health Centre, our Winnipeg dental team offers both traditional braces and Invisalign clear aligners as orthodontic treatment options to help you straighten your smile.
How Orthodontics Work
The goal of orthodontic treatment is the same whether a patient is an adult, child or teenager—straightening teeth so they look straighter and function effectively.
Our dentists achieve this goal by using either braces or clear aligners to put gentle pressure on your teeth and move them into their corrected positions over the course of months or years.
Using traditional braces, either made from metal or ceramic, have been used for decades to straighten misaligned teeth. Recently, advances in orthodontic treatments have made braces more comfortable, lower-profile and easier to care for than in the past.
How Braces Straighten Teeth
Braces apply continuous pressure to your teeth over a long period of time. In this way, they slowly move them into their new and corrected positions.
As pressure is applied and the teeth move, the bone changes shape to accommodate the new positions of the teeth.
Invisalign Clear Aligners
Using Invisalign clear aligners, your smile will gradually straighten with a series of custom-made clear plastic aligners that are adjusted to move your teeth in your mouth over a period of time.
Invisalign clear aligners offer a convenience factor – they are removable for when you'd prefer no one know that you are straightening your teeth.
Similar in appearance to custom whitening trays, they are easy to insert. You can even remove them to eat, drink, brush and floss!