Brampton Orthodontics (Braces)

Orthodontic braces are available in a variety of materials, including nickel titanium and ceramic for traditional braces, and clear plastic such as with Invisalign® Invisible Aligners, which are also offered by our Brampton dentist.

Braces are typically used to correct dental malocclusions including underbites, overbites, crossbites, open bites, deep bites, crooked teeth, and various other flaws of the teeth and jaw. During the process of orthodontic treatment, the underlying biology of the tooth realignment remains essentially the same.

Are your orthodontic needs cosmetic or structural?

Dental braces can be used for either cosmetic or structural purposes. Braces are often used in conjunction with other orthodontic appliances to help widen the palate or jaws, and to otherwise assist in shaping the teeth and jaws.

Braces are attached directly to the crowns of the teeth, resulting in stresses along the tooth roots and within the rope-like periodontal ligaments that tether teeth to bone.

That’s where the biology kicks in. The periodontal ligament which is being strained by the pressure of the braces alters its normal blood flow, allowing specialized cells to dissolve the bone in the tooth sockets, gradually moving each tooth in the direction the pressure is being exerted. As the each tooth moves over time, bone-forming cells fill in behind them to permanently reposition them into a straighter, more desirable position.

Correct your smile with orthodontic treatment in Brampton today

Everyone deserves a smile that they are confident (and comfortable) in. To learn more about our orthodontic treatment options, or to book a consultation with our certified orthodontist Dr. Jessica Nardone, please contact our Brampton dental clinic today.

What is an orthodontist?

What is an orthodontist, and what does an orthodontist do? Listen to Dr. Jessica Nardone of Kennedy Dental and Orthodontics in Brampton, Ontario