Which Orthodontic Treatment Should I Get?

At Topsmiles Pediatric Dentistry & Orthodontics, the confidence and comfort of our patients are our top priority. Choosing which orthodontic treatment you should get can be difficult, but we are here to walk you through the process. Dr. Alvaro and Adriana Salles, Dr. Mitch Vodrey, and the rest of our expert team are here to offer more details on your options, why you should consider treatment, and what to factor into your final decision.

Results to Last a Lifetime!

Being happy with your smile can improve your life and encourage you to show your happiness publicly! Topsmiles Pediatric Dentistry & Orthodontics strives to help every patient be proud of their smile and do what we can during your treatment plan to boost your confidence by its completion. While braces and clear aligners are an investment, your smile lasts forever and is worth the effort!

Besides aesthetics, the smile treatment also provides patients with benefits related to their general health, including smooth digestion, improved speech patterns, less jaw pain, and easier everyday oral health maintenance, just to name a few. Straightening your teeth can prevent other general and dental health issues from becoming more severe later in life. Our orthodontist, Dr. Alvero Salles, is dedicated to educating patients on the importance of oral health.

Choosing the Perfect Appliance


When deciding on your appliance, thinking about your budget is key. We strive to make high-quality services affordable for the community, so our patients can get the local, expert treatment they deserve. We provide flexible payment plans, automatic bank drafts, and other options to help make your treatment affordable. If you are using dental insurance, we will also be happy to file your claim to help maximize your benefits.

Length of Treatment

How long treatment will take is a common question among orthodontic patients. On average, treatment takes between one and three years. Your specific timeframe will depend upon your current oral health, the work, the appliance you choose, and more. 

Some patients may finish in less than a year, while others may continue past three. When you come in for a free consultation, Dr. Alvero Salles can provide a more specific answer upon learning more about your case. We promise a perfect smile is worth the long-term effort as it pays off in many ways.


Topsmiles proudly serves patients of all ages and lifestyles. When choosing an appliance, finding the one that best fits your lifestyle can help you more easily comply with the requirements of keeping your treatment plan on schedule and most effective. 

For example, a professional commuting to and from work may benefit from a less involved appliance like lingual braces. In contrast, a college student can find time to care for Invisalign during the day. Discuss which option will work best for your case with our team.


Considering the treatment length, it is essential you feel just as confident wearing your appliance as you do when you are finished with it. The aesthetics of your smile are something we will discuss with you when you come in. Some think less of how conspicuous its appearance is and feel more comfortable showing off their appliance, while others want it to be as subtle as possible. Either way, our team will work with you to determine which options best fit your aesthetic desires.

Which Orthodontic Treatment Should I Get?

Available Treatment Options

Clear Aligners

A popular aesthetic choice for patients of all ages, clear aligners are perfect for those looking to work on their teeth with a nearly invisible appearance. Topsmiles offers Invisalign as well as our in-house option. They both use a series of plastic trays that are switched out every two weeks as your teeth slowly shift into their ideal position. Depending on your lifestyle, this removable appliance may provide more freedom as you don’t need to worry about food restrictions or extra care during everyday oral care. 

Metal Braces

When you hear orthodontics, you likely think of traditional metal braces. This tried-and-true option is known for its reliability and effective, long-term results. They are made of brackets, wires, elastics, and other components, placing slight pressure on your teeth to shift them slowly and your jaw into the ideal position. No matter how complex, you can rely on metal braces to reach your smile goals.

Topsmiles also provides a self-ligating bracket system. Self-ligating simply means they don’t require elastic bands, allowing for a smoother experience. More comfortable than ever, this innovative option allows for fewer appointments so you can enjoy more time outside of the treatment chair, reduced friction for fewer sores inside your mouth, and efficient tooth movement, helping you reach your smile goals faster. 

Clear Braces

Clear braces utilize the reliable technology of their metal counterpart and the low profile of clear aligners. Designed for comfort and subtlety, this hybrid choice is your road to a perfect smile! Its tooth-colored ceramic brackets blend in with your teeth and are stain-resistant, so you don’t have to worry about a cup of coffee or other dark food or liquid discoloring them over time.

Our Expert Team Is Here to Assist You 

It would be tough to know everything about your options or the appliance you decide upon at the start of treatment. The Topsmiles team is here to make the process as straightforward as possible by providing the resources you need to feel confident in your treatment plan. Whenever you have questions about your orthodontic health, whether in our office or at home, we will happily answer them. When you contact our front desk, our friendly staff will ensure you are directed to the right person.  

Which Orthodontic Treatment Should I Get?

Start Your Smile Journey Today!

The start of your orthodontic journey is very exciting, and our team at Topsmiles Pediatric Dentistry And Orthodontics does whatever we can to ensure it is as comfortable as possible. Schedule your free consultation with us today to learn more about your needs and what treatment options will work most effectively. We proudly serve the community of Winnipeg and the surrounding areas with our high-quality care!