Invisalign® and Braces in Brampton


Invisalign at Main Street Dental Office in Brampton

Invisalign® is a life-changing orthodontic treatment. These virtually invisible sets of aligners eliminate the need for visible wires. Instead of traditional metal hardware, Invisalign® uses a custom-fit series of clear aligners. These aligners work to reposition and gradually straighten your teeth. See how Invisalign® can transform your smile. Our Brampton dentists at Main Street Dental will be there to help you throughout your treatment.

Advantages of Invisalign®

Metal braces were once the only treatment available for patients looking to straighten their teeth, but with Invisalign®, you can fix misaligned teeth without anyone noticing.

Here are additional advantages of this teeth straightening system:

  • Removable: Drink and eat as you please. You won't have to guard your every move.
  • Easy care: Brush and floss as you normally would. Your aligners will not get in the way of your oral hygiene routine.
  • Comfortable: Bands and metal brackets that may cause discomfort are no longer necessary. You also won't need to see your dentist as often.
  • Safe and effective: Invisalign® has been proven clinically safe and effective. Align Technology, the company behind the clear aligners also seeks to continuously innovate their product.

Who Needs Invisalign®?

Invisalign® does a lot more than straighten teeth. If you are experiencing any of the following dental issues, you may be a good candidate for Invisalign®. Talk to our Brampton dentist at the Main Street Dental office for further information.

  • Gaps between teeth: Uneven gaps between teeth increase your risk for tooth decay.
  • Crowding: You may experience discomfort when there are more teeth than your mouth can accommodate. Crowding also makes dental cleaning more challenging.
  • Overbite: Upper teeth overlapping the lower front teeth can cause eating difficulties.
  • Crossbite: When your lower and upper teeth are not properly aligned, it can lead to issues in your jaw and cause chewing problems.

How Does Invisalign® Works?

Our Brampton dentist at Main Street Dental will ask you about your goals so we can design your treatment plan accordingly. We will then take digital impressions of your teeth. Our Brampton dentists will prepare a virtual presentation of the Invisalign® process. This way, you'll see how your teeth will look at every stage of the process, including once you have completed the treatment.

The plastic aligners are custom-made for you and will have to be replaced after every 2 weeks. You'll notice changes in your teeth as they move little by little throughout the treatment process.

You need to visit our Main Street Dental office once every 6 weeks so our Brampton dentist can monitor your treatment and see if everything is going as planned.

The average number of aligners you'll have to wear during the treatment is between 18 to 30. The average treatment time is 12 to 18 months.


Braces at Main Street Dental Office in Brampton

Dental braces, commonly used in orthodontics, are useful for aligning teeth and improving overall dental health; they gradually adjust the teeth's alignment to optimize your bite. Additionally, traditional braces can solve many problems associated with:

Advantages of Braces

  • Misaligned biting problems
  • Crooked teeth
  • Jaw flaws
  • and other teeth problems
  • Braces can be an excellent dental health investment for the long term. Since there are fewer gaps for bacteria to build up with better-aligned teeth, cavities are less likely to occur in the future.

    On top of the health benefits that come with straightening your teeth, they give your smile a significant cosmetic boost!

    Process of Getting Braces

    During this process, the teeth become loose and force the bone to remodel itself to support the teeth in their new arrangement. This process is called "bone remodelling".

    Typically, braces need between 6 months to 2 years to complete tooth alignment. Occasionally, orthodontic spacers must create enough space on the back teeth before braces can be applied.

    Types of Braces

    Our specialized orthodontists at Main Street Dental Office evaluate every patient personally to provide each individual with the best orthodontic plan. Among the options for the type of braces that you may use, the most common ones are:

    • Traditional Metal Wire Braces
    • Lingual Braces
    • Clear or Ceramic Braces
    • Self-ligating Braces
    • Clear Removable Aligners

    Contact our Main Street Dental office today for a consultation to see if Braces are right for you!


    Here are a few key differences between Invisalign and traditional braces:

    • Unlike braces, Invisalign can be taken off to eat, brush, and floss but must be worn between 18-22 hours per day
    • Invisalign treatments take about 12 to 18 months. Braces take 2 to 4 years
    • Invisalign retainers are customized to apply controlled pressure gradually; therefore, they can be more comfortable and less painful than braces

    Our track record of patient satisfaction proves we're doing something right!

    If you've been avoiding straightening your teeth ask our Main Street Dental Office team about all your options including Invisalign at your next visit, or contact us to book your consultation today!