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Types of Braces

At Thornhill Family Orthodontics, we offer a variety of types of braces for straightening our Thornhill patients' teeth, including translucent braces, traditional metal braces, and more.

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Conventional Metal Braces

Conventional Metal Braces

Conventional metal braces are composed of metal brackets that your orthodontist affixes to your teeth with a special adhesive and connects to one another with a wire. With periodic tightening every 4-6 weeks, these braces apply stead pressure in order to gradually straighten your teeth and align your jaw.

In-Ovation Mini Braces

Mini Braces

Mini braces are a range of low-profile braces options with a lower profile in your mouth due to their smaller-than-average brackets. Mini braces require fewer visits to the orthodontist for checkups and adjustments because they are 'self-ligating', meaning they tighten themselves.

Coloured Braces

Coloured Braces

The tiny elastics (or bands) that go around the brackets of your braces come in a whole rainbow of colors. These elastics are changed during your adjustment appointments with your orthodontist every 4 to 6 weeks, so if you like, you can choose a new colour or combination of colours at each visit!

Translucent (Ceramic) Braces

Ceramic Braces

Ceramic braces use brackets that are made from a tooth-coloured ceramic, allowing them to blend in with your smile. Because of this, the look of ceramic braces is a bit more understated than regular braces with metal brackets.

Invisalign® – Clear Braces

Invisalign® – Clear Braces

Invisalign clear plastic aligners are custom-made to fit your teeth. They straighten teeth just like braces do, but because of their transparent plastic construction, they are quite difficult to detect when worn.

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