The dentists at our Slave Lake clinic offer traditional braces and Invisalign clear aligners as orthodontic treatment options to help straighten your smile.
How Orthodontics Work
Whether we are treating a child, teenager or adult, the goal of orthodontic treatment is the same – to straighten teeth so they look better and work better.
We accomplish this goal using braces or clear aligners, which apply gentle pressure to your teeth to move them into their prescribed, corrected positions over months or years.
- HealthyStart Appliance
The advanced orthodontic/orthopedic HealthyStart™appliance is free of BPA, silicone and latex. This removable device is designed to treat sleep-disordered breathing in children and resolve orthodontic issues by gently guiding erupting teeth into their correct positions.
HealthyStart aids in the proper growth and alignment of the lower jaw, expanding arches to ensure incoming permanent teeth have enough room to emerge correctly.
Made of either metal or ceramic, traditional braces have been used to straighten teeth for decades. A new generation of braces may differ from the ones you remember in your youth, as advances in orthodontic treatment have resulted in low-profile, more comfortable and easier-to-care-for braces.
Traditional braces, 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 care for.
How Braces Straighten Teeth
With braces, continuous pressure is applied to your teeth over a period of time, gradually moving them into their new, corrected positions.
As pressure is applied and the teeth shift, the bone changes shape to accommodate the teeth's new positions.
Invisalign Clear Aligners
Invisalign clear aligners gradually straighten your smile using a series of individually customized, clear plastic aligners, which are adjusted over time.
These aligners come with a convenience factor - you can remove them when you'd prefer no one know that you are straightening your teeth.
They look like custom whitening trays and are easy to insert. They can be removed so you can eat, drink, brush and floss.