Straighten Your Smile with Traditional & Invisalign® Braces in Hamilton

When your teeth are crooked, crowded or overlapping, it can make social situations where you are expected to smile and be engaging in a crowd seem even more awkward. However, the attractive, straight smile you have always desired is actually possible with traditional and Invisalign® braces in Hamilton at Eastgate Dental Centre. You are never too young or too old to get braces, as we have successfully treated patients of all ages. Whether you have an underbite or an overbite or a spacing or protrusion issue, Dr. Heather Ford our Orthodontist will help you determine the best solution for your needs. Braces not only improve the aesthetics of your smile, but they also help promote healthier gums and easier cleanings. Our wide selection of braces includes:

Ceramic Braces

If you are worried about your appearance with braces, ceramic braces are an excellent choice because the quasi-translucent appearance of the brackets allows them to blend in with the natural colour of your teeth. Ceramic braces are also extremely durable and have a high resistance to chipping and other types of damage. Ceramic braces also require fewer adjustments than Invisalign® and have been known to successfully treat more severe cases of crowded or gapped teeth.

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Self-Ligating Braces

While these braces have a similar appearance to traditional metal braces, the self-ligating variety do not require frequent visits for tightening, as the spring-loaded bracket tightens itself while maintaining pressure on the arch-wire.

Invisalign® Braces

While not a traditional orthodontic treatment method, Invisalign® braces are an extremely popular choice among adults due to their cosmetic appeal. Unlike ceramic or self-ligating braces, there are no brackets or wires to worry about with Invisalign®. Invisalign® consists of a series of clear, custom-moulded aligners that slip right over your teeth, while gently shifting them into place. Here are but a few of the many benefits of using Invisalign® braces to straighten your teeth:

  • Every Invisalign® mouthpiece is one-of-a-kind and customized especially for you.

  • Because Invisalign® does not use any brackets or wires, you do not have to ever worry about the pains caused by tightening your braces.

  • Because Invisalign® uses a transparent mouthpiece, it is a lot more discreet than traditional braces (even compared with clear ceramic braces).

  • You should not have any issues eating your favourite foods with Invisalign®. There is minimal to no discomfort involved and food is less likely to get caught between your teeth.

Learn Whether Invisalign® Braces in Hamilton are Right for You

Attention patients in Hamilton, Invisalign® is not suitable for everyone. The current positioning and shaping of your teeth will be a significant factor in whether Invisalign® is a viable treatment option for you. Additionally, please be aware that the Invisalign® process takes time – it is not an overnight solution. If you would like to learn whether or not you are a candidate for Invisalign®, please do not hesitate to make an appointment at Eastgate Dental Centre today. If you have any other questions about our traditional and Invisalign® braces in Hamilton, be sure to give us a call. We look forward to addressing any concerns you or your family may have about braces.

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