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Traditional Braces vs Invisalign

June 18, 2020
Posted By: Toronto Lakeshore Dental
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For patients who brush and floss their teeth on schedule and visit the dentist regularly for dental exams and teeth cleanings, it can be disappointing when the look of the teeth does not match the health of the teeth.

Your dentist in Etobicoke, ON understands how crooked teeth can impact your self-esteem and your dental health and how disheartening crooked teeth can be when you take excellent care of your smile.

Traditional braces and Invisalign clear aligners are both great options when it comes to straightening your smile, but one treatment may work better for you than the other. Your dentist can help you decide based on your smile exam and smile goals.

Orthodontics in Etobicoke

In our dental office, we offer traditional braces and Invisalign clear aligners to help our patients reach their smile goals and enjoy a healthier smile.

Traditional Braces

Our traditional bracket and wire braces require tightening appointments in our dental office. And these braces typically treat moderate, severe, or complex orthodontic cases. Traditional braces, unlike Invisalign, are ideal for children as well.


Invisalign relies on clear, custom aligners to bring your smile in line over a predetermined period of time. This system typically treats mild to moderate orthodontic cases. Invisalign is ideal for older teens and adults. And unlike traditional braces, you can remove your aligners when eating, brushing, and flossing. You can also switch out your aligners on a schedule—as opposed to tightening appointments.

Your dentist examines your teeth, the complexity of your case, and talks to you about your smile goals. Based on these, your dentist makes a recommendation for your orthodontics. And remember that an aligned bite is a healthier bite, and straight teeth are easier to clean efficiently with a toothbrush and floss.

For Orthodontics in Etobicoke, ON, Contact Our Dental Team

You deserve straight teeth and a healthy smile. Schedule your consultation today.