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Orthodontics

At Uptown Dentistry in Saint John, our dentist offers traditional braces and Invisalign clear aligners as orthodontic treatment options to straighten your smile.

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Orthodontics, Saint John Dentist

How Orthodontics Work

Orthodontics focuses on treating irregularities in teeth and jaw, such as improper positioning, occlusion and alignment. These conditions can lead to oral health issues, making it difficult to eat and talk.

Braces or clear aligners achieve this goal by applying gentle pressure on your teeth to precisely position them. In order to obtain the desired results, patients can expect this process to span over a period of months or years.

The end goal of orthodontic treatment is the same for children, teenagers or adults – to straighten teeth so they not only look better, but also work better.

Traditional Braces

Traditional metal or ceramic braces have been used to straighten teeth for decades. In recent years, braces have become lower in profile, leading to increased comfort and easier care.

How Braces Straighten Teeth

Braces steadily apply pressure to the teeth over a period of time, slowly but surely moving them into their new, corrected positions.

As this pressure moves the teeth, the surrounding bone changes shape to accommodate the teeth's new positions.

Invisalign Clear Aligners

Invisalign clear aligners consist of a series of individually customized, clear plastic aligners that gradually straighten your smile over a period of time.

Invisalign clear aligners are transparent, so they blend in with your teeth in case you prefer to keep the straightening of your smile a secret.

With a similar appearance to custom whitening trays, Invisalign clear aligners are easy to insert. You can even remove them whenever you want to drink, eat, brush or floss!

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Looking for a dentist in Saint John? Contact us to take the first step toward achieving optimal oral health.

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