Emery Village Dental

Traditional Orthodontics vs. Invisalign

June 30, 2022
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Posted By: Emery Village Dental
woman holding tooth model with braces in one hand and clear aligners in the other hand

Do you have crooked or overlapping teeth? If so, you may consider orthodontics to straighten your teeth and align your smile. We provide patients with traditional orthodontics and Invisalign at Emery Village Dental in North York, ON. 

What Issues Can They Fix?

Traditional orthodontics uses metal wires and brackets to move teeth and maintain jaw joint health, while Invisalign uses clear aligner technology to correct mild misalignments. Your dentist can help determine the most suitable treatment for your needs and goals during an orthodontics consultation at our North York dental office.

Traditional orthodontics can help correct complicated bite concerns in children, teens, and adults. These concerns include crossbites, underbites, overbites, open bites, rotated teeth, gaps, and overlapping teeth.

Invisalign uses clear aligner trays to move teeth into alignment gradually. Invisalign is ideal for patients with mild bite concerns who want a discreet and accelerated treatment. Our dentists are certified Invisalign providers, so they can assist you in determining if Invisalign is right for you and how long your treatment will last. 

How Long Does Orthodontic Treatment Last?

Because everyone has a unique smile and different oral health concerns, orthodontic treatment varies based on your specific situation, alignment concerns, and more. Traditional orthodontics, on average, take anywhere between one to three years. If appropriately worn for the recommended 22 hours daily, the average Invisalign treatment is 12 months. Again, orthodontics is not a one-size-fits-all solution, so your specific treatment timeline may vary. 

Who Can Undergo Orthodontic Treatment?

Your dentist must first evaluate your oral health and perform a comprehensive exam before approving you for orthodontic treatment. People of all ages, from kids to seniors, can have traditional orthodontics or Invisalign. 

Typically, we start orthodontic treatment starting as young as seven-years-old. Though there’s no set age for braces, dentists often suggest advanced dental treatments for teenagers and older. 

Do You Want Straighter Teeth in North York?

Please contact our dental office today to book your orthodontic consultation if you have uneven or crooked teeth. Our team will help you choose the best treatment option to help you attain the healthy, attractive smile you desire.