Types of Braces

Expert Orthodontics in Thornhill & Mississauga: Types Of Braces


At Orthodontically Yours, we understand that no two patients are alike when it comes to orthodontic issues and situations, and we’re proud to provide a comprehensive range of options for orthodontic treatment to ensure that each patient receives the individualized care that best suits their lifestyle and preferences. For the highest quality orthodontic treatment in Mississauga and Thornhill, look no further than Orthodontically Yours.

SmartClip Braces

The SmartClip appliance by 3M Unitek is a unique self-ligating passive bracket system that utilizes a specially-designed clip in the bracket so that it can hold the archwire in place. This advanced technology will create less friction, which will lead to greater comfort for a patient. Additionally, SmartClip brackets can often reduce treatment time and also the number of adjustments that are typically performed. When considering braces in Mississauga, SmartClip should definitely be on your list!

Clear Braces

Our Thornhill and Mississauga clear braces work the same way as traditional metal braces, only the brackets are made out of a translucent (clear) material. These braces are most popular with adult patients due to their aesthetic appeal. The drawbacks of clear braces are that they’re more fragile and the elastic ties can sometimes discolor between orthodontic visits. That being said, if you are looking for a bit more of an incognito look, clear braces in Thornhill could be the option for you.


Invisalign utilizes a series of clear aligners that are generated by computer simulation in order to gradually move the teeth. The aligners are practically invisible, which allows for the most discreet orthodontic treatment around. Unfortunately, Invisalign isn’t capable of treating certain orthodontic bite problems so make sure to ask us if you’re a candidate for this revolutionary treatment. Our orthodontists in Thornhill and Mississauga will be able to answer all of your Invisalign questions and concerns at your first consultation.

Early Treatment

In some cases, early interceptive treatment can be performed to help guarantee the success of orthodontic treatment. Children as young as seven years of age can benefit if their orthodontic problem is a skeletal (jaw) discrepancy and not just a problem with the teeth. Early treatment is relatively simple and its success will typically reduce the complexity and cost of any subsequent orthodontic treatments that may be needed. Our Thornhill and Mississauga orthodontists are skilled and experienced with early interceptive treatment, and can assess whether your child qualifies to receive orthodontic treatment with metal braces or Invisalign.

Adult Treatment

Sometimes early treatment will require further orthodontic treatment, which is where Phase II treatment comes into play. This is basically the same as the standard orthodontic treatment for most patients, meaning braces or Invisalign, whichever works best for the individual. Adolescent and adult treatment generally takes about 18 to 24 months.

Contact Your Mississauga & Thornhill Orthodontist Today!

If you’re looking for braces or Invisalign in Mississauga or Thornhill, we encourage you to fill out our appointment request form to schedule a visit with us. If you have any questions about our Invisalign or clear braces treatments, please don’t hesitate to contact us. Our orthodontists and friendly staff will be more than happy to assist you. We can’t wait to hear from you and help you attain a straighter, more functional smile with braces!