Our dentists at Centre dentaire Dr Martin Turcotte, in Trois-Rivières offer traditional braces and Invisalign clear aligners as orthodontic treatment options to help straighten your smile.
How Orthodontics Work
Whether for children, adults or teens, the goal of orthodontic treatment is the same – to straighten teeth so they look better and work better.
This goal is achieved using braces or clear aligners that put gentle pressure on the teeth to move them into the correct position over a period of months or years.
Traditional orthodontic appliances have been used for decades to straighten teeth. In recent years, advances in orthodontic treatment have resulted in braces that have a lower profile, are more comfortable, and easier to care for including metal, ceramic and lingual treatment options.
How Braces Straighten Teeth
Orthodontic appliances consist of a wire and brackets. The positions of the teeth change as the wire inserted into the brackets exerts continuous pressure on the teeth. The bone around the teeth gradually changes shape to adapt to the new position of the teeth.
Invisalign Clear Aligners
With Invisalign clear aligners, your teeth are gradually straightened using a series of individually customized, clear plastic aligners that are adjusted 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.
Invisalign aligners resemble whitening trays and are removable, and easy to handle.