For most people, a beautiful smile is the most obvious benefit of orthodontics. After your braces come off, you’ll feel more self-confident. During your treatment, we want you to feel as comfortable as possible.
Orthodontic braces are predictable, versatile and incredibly successful at realigning the teeth. By placing a constant, gentle force in a carefully controlled direction, braces slowly move teeth to a corrected position. Over the years, braces have become way more comfortable and stylish.
Straight teeth offer a multitude of health and dental benefits including:
At Sana Dentistry Mississauga, we offer various types of braces options for patients of all ages, who are looking to straighten their teeth. To decide which one is a better fit for you, please book a free consultation with our dentists.
Traditional metal braces are the most common type of braces and are more comfortable today than ever before. Made of high-grade stainless steel, metal braces straighten your teeth using metal brackets and archwires. With metal braces, you have the option of adding colored elastics (rubber bands) for a more unique and colorful smile.
Ceramic braces are made of clear materials and are therefore less visible on your teeth than metal braces. For this reason, ceramic braces are used mainly on older teenagers and adult patients who have cosmetic concerns. While they are visually less prominent, they do require more attention to oral hygiene as ceramic braces are larger and are more brittle than their metal counterparts.
These appliances are usually metal and fixed on the tongue side of the teeth, therefore not seen when a patient smiles. Lingual braces tend to be moderately expensive and in some cases, can interfere with normal speech.