In some less serious cases, braces may not be required to straighten and align your teeth. For mild to moderate crowding or spacing issues, orthodontic aligners are a valid alternative. At Hillcrest Orthodontics, Dr. Parker and Dr. Raffi offer clear aligners, and your Richmond Hill orthodontist will recommend the most appropriate treatment option during your appointment.
Clear aligners use a sequence of individual removable trays to gradually straighten your teeth. These trays are made of a clear, almost invisible plastic that completely cover the teeth. Treatment time can range from six months to two years, depending on how serious your dental issues are and how diligent you are with following your orthodontist’s instructions regarding wearing the aligners.
Clear aligners are not always an ideal alternative, and braces may be necessary in some cases where your bite is misaligned or if there are underlying skeletal issues in your jaw.
For more information on our aligners, or to schedule an appointment with your orthodontist, give us a call today.