At Sutherland Dental Group, our general dentists offer traditional braces and Invisalign clear aligners as orthodontic treatment options to help straighten your smile.
How Orthodontics Work
Whether we are working with a child, teenager or adult, the goal of orthodontic treatment is the same - to straighten teeth so they may function better and look better.
We strive to achieve this goal using braces or clear aligners, which apply gentle pressure to your teeth so they shift into their corrected positions over a period of months or years.
Traditional braces are made of either ceramic or metal and have been used for decades to straighten teeth. Recent years have seen advances in orthodontic treatment that have brought us braces that are more comfortable, low-profile and easier to care for.
How Braces Straighten Teeth
Braces put continuous pressure on your teeth over a period of time, gradually moving them into their new, corrected positions.
As pressure is applied and your teeth move, the bone will change shape to accommodate your teeth's new positions.
Invisalign Clear Aligners
Invisalign clear aligners help to gradually straighten your smile using a series of individually customized, clear plastic aligners which are adjusted over a period of time.
With Invisalign clear aligners, you get a convenience factor – they are removable for when you'd prefer to keep the fact that you are straightening your teeth a secret.
They look similar to custom whitening trays and are easy to insert. You can even remove them to eat, drink, brush and floss.