At Dr. Rachel Navaneelan & Associates, our Cornwall 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 look better and function better.
We accomplish this objective by using braces or clear aligners to apply gentle pressure to your teeth, so they will gradually shift into their correct, prescribed positions over a period of months or years.
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 changes shape to adapt to the new positions of the teeth.
Traditional braces are made of either metal or ceramic, and have been used for decades to straighten teeth. Thanks to advances in orthodontic treatment in recent years, braces have received updates - they are now more comfortable, low-profile and easier to care for.
Invisalign Clear Aligners
Invisalign clear aligners gradually straighten your smile using a series of individually customized, clear plastic aligners, which are adjusted over a period of time.
Invisalign is considered by many to be a convenient treatment option – you can remove your aligners when you'd prefer to keep the fact that you are straightening your teeth a secret.
Aligners look like custom whitening trays and are typically easy to put back in place when you remove them to eat, drink, brush and floss.