Orthodontic treatment will solve problems related to tooth position, incorrect bite, TMJ disorders, and last but not least, it is one of the most efficient tools in aesthetic dentistry. It is used in synergies with other treatments to solve complex cases, or to facilitate minimal-invasive dentistry.
These are the metal brackets and wires that most people picture when they hear the word "braces." However, modern brackets are smaller and less noticeable than the notorious "metal-mouth" braces than many adults remember. Plus, new heat-activated arch wires use your body heat to help teeth move more quickly and less painfully than in the past, in addition, coloured bands give kids a chance to express themselves!
Ceramic braces are the same size and shape as metal braces, except that they have tooth-coloured or clear brackets that blend into teeth. Some even use tooth-coloured wires to be even less noticeable. Less noticeable than metal braces; move teeth much faster than clear plastic aligners (Invisalign)
Lingual braces are the same as traditional metal braces, except that the brackets and wires are placed on the inside of teeth. Invisible from the outside.
Invisalign consists of a series of 18 to 30 custom-made mouth guard-like clear plastic aligners. The aligners are removable and are replaced every 2 weeks. Almost invisible; patients can eat and drink whatever they want.