The dental team at Arthur Dental offers traditional braces and Invisalign clear aligners as orthodontic treatment options to help straighten your smile.
How Orthodontics Work
The goal of orthodontic treatment is the same for children, teenagers or adults – straighten the teeth so they look better and work better.
This goal is achieved using either braces or clear aligners that put gentle pressure on your teeth to move them into the correct position over a period of months or years.
Traditional braces, which are made of either metal or ceramic, have been used for decades to straighten teeth. In recent years, advances in orthodontic treatment have resulted in braces that are low-profile, more comfortable and easier to take care of.
How Braces Straighten Teeth
Braces apply continuous pressure to your teeth over a period of time, slowly moving them into their new, corrected positions.
As pressure is applied and your teeth move, the bone changes shape to accommodate the new positions of your teeth.
Invisalign Clear Aligners
With 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 offer a convenience factor – they are removable for those times when you'd prefer no one know that you are straightening your teeth.
Similar in appearance to custom whitening trays, clear aligners are easy to insert. They can even be removed so you can eat, drink, brush and floss!