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Your Best Alternatives to Traditional Braces in Modern Dentistry

Your Best Alternatives to Traditional Braces in Modern Dentistry

Metal traditional braces may be the most common type of aligners by metal mouth may send shivers down your spine. The very idea of posting a metal mouth pic on the social media app sends a shiver down your spine. So, now is the time when you should think of the best alternatives to traditional braces. Smile Makeover Toronto can advise you with the most suited newer alternatives to treat your orthodontic problems.


Invisalign are the most popular alternative in modern dentistry to straighten your teeth without using traditional braces. They are made up of transparent material and therefore, are invisible. Invisalign has 18 to 30 transparent plastic aligners which are customized to fit your teeth. They are used most commonly to treat your smile. The treatment shows its results in a span of 12 to 18 months and the aligners are switched out about every two weeks for adults. Invisalign can’t be removed every time when you eat or drink which doesn’t allow easy brushing and flossing. This treatment is used for less severe orthodontic treatment and is also expensive.

Incognito Hidden Braces

These are placed on the back side of the teeth and are, therefore, completely invisible. They are also called lingual braces. Since they are customized for each patient, therefore, they can treat almost any orthodontic issue.

For miniature problems, “Incognito lite hidden braces” are specially designed to fix the front visible six teeth problems. They are truly invisible, customized and effective. However, disadvantages include expensive treatment, difficulty in adjusting and difficulty in cleaning.

Ceramic Braces

As the name suggests, ceramic braces are made up of ceramic material. They are of same size and shape as that of traditional metal braces and are made up of enamel color. They can easily blend with the natural teeth making them less noticeable. You have to avoid the consumption of red wine to prevent staining.

Porcelain Veneers

This form of Cosmetic Dentistry is used when you want to avoid braces completely. Porcelain Veneers or Dental Veneers are wafer-thin, hard shells made up of porcelain that are permanently bonded in the front of the teeth. They are used to treat problems of crooked teeth, misaligned teeth, discolored, chipped teeth or teeth with space issues.

Advantages of Porcelain Veneers include resilient to staining, firm attachment, grounded and provides results in a very short period of time.

However, Veneers require the removal of the surface enamel of each tooth which is an irreversible procedure. Also, Veneers need replacement in every 5 to 10 years.

Dental Bonding:

This is another type of cosmetic dentistry which improves the shape and spacing issues of teeth when you don’t want to use traditional metal braces.

Here, a resin material is used to fill spaces. Dental bonding is durable but should be used only to treat small orthodontic problems.

Dr. Adam Chapnick and team is a Smile Makeover Toronto that can provide you with the best orthodontic solution for the complete family problems.