At Braceland Orthodontists we love to see our patients smile with confidence. Dr. Markin and his skilled team strive to provide high-quality orthodontic treatment in a relaxed, friendly environment with the goal of getting you the straighter, more beautiful smile you dream about.

We pride ourselves on offering a number of treatment options. And every day at our North Scarborough office we work hard to get to know our patients on an individual level so we can design specialized treatment plans that perfectly suit their unique smile needs. Whether it is through traditional metal braces or a braces alternative like Invisalign, we'll work with you to make your treatment as effective and enjoyable as possible. Read on to learn more about the different kinds of braces and teeth straightening options we offer at our North Scarborough practice.

Metal Braces

This is by far the most popular way to straighten your teeth. In this treatment, metal brackets are bonded to each tooth and connected by an archwire. The pressure created by gradually tightening the archwire slowly moves the teeth into proper alignment.

Metal braces are durable, reliable, and made from high-quality stainless steel. Moreover, with the continuous innovation that has occurred over the years, metal braces are now smaller, more comfortable, and more aesthetically pleasing than ever before. Your orthodontist can discuss with you the specifics of your metal braces treatment, as well as provide you with instructions about proper care and foods to avoid during treatment.


Ceramic Braces

Ceramic braces are a great option, particularly for patients seeking adult orthodontic treatment. This is because ceramic braces offer the same type of treatment as metal braces, but instead of relying on metal brackets, they use brackets made of a clear, translucent material. The change in material makes these braces more aesthetically pleasing and difficult to notice. However, it is important to note that the braces’ elastic ties tend to discolor between checkups, and the equipment is more fragile.


 

Invisalign®

Invisalign utilizes a series of clear aligners to steadily straighten teeth without the use of brackets or wires. These aligners are comfortable, removable, and practically invisibly. Each one is worn for a few weeks at a time. Then your orthodontist will provide you with a new aligner set to continually shift your teeth into the desired position. 

Being removable, this means you will have an easier oral hygiene routine and fewer dietary restrictions. You can take out your aligners for eating, drinking, brushing your teeth, and flossing. But, as Invisalign only corrects a sub-set of adult bite problems, it might not be a suitable choice for every patient. Schedule an appointment with your North Scarborough orthodontist today to find out if Invisalign is the right path for you.


Contact Us for Braces in Scarborough!

When you schedule a consultation with Dr. Markin in our North Scarborough office we can take a look at your teeth and decide what course of treatment might best meet your needs. Our team can’t wait to consult with you and get you started on your journey to a straighter, more confident smile. To book an appointment, or for more information about Invisalign, ceramic braces, or metal braces in the Greater Toronto Area, call Braceland Orthodontists at 416-497-2122. You can also reach out to us via our contact page.