Children's Dental Care In York

Clear aligner vs fixed braces

Clear aligner braces (Invisalign) are made of clear plastic and are virtually invisible. They are custom-made to fit snugly over your teeth and gradually move them into the desired position. These aligners are removable, which means you can take them out to eat, brush, and floss.

Fixed braces are usually made of metal brackets and wires that are bonded to the teeth. They are not removable and require periodic adjustments by the orthodontist to gradually move the teeth into the correct position.

The best type of braces for you

Fixed braces are more noticeable than clear aligners, but they are typically more effective in treating complicated cases. The choice between clear aligner braces and fixed braces depends on several factors, including the severity of your orthodontic issues, your lifestyle, and your personal preferences. Your orthodontist will be able to recommend the best option for you based on your specific needs.



  • We will be able to make a recommendation on the type of braces that will best fix your orthodontic problems and be the most convenient for you when we meet you for your consultation. Your treatment plan will be tailored to you and will be dedicated to making your smile as beautiful as possible.

  • Fixed braces are more predictable than clear aligners, when they are performing difficult tooth movements.

  • Both clear aligners, and fixed braces, can combat a number of different issues to give you straighter teeth and your smile-confidence back, but the type we recommend for you depends on the starting position of your teeth. Our braces can fix overcrowding, wide gaps, protruding teeth, and bite problems, to name just a few

  • If your teeth are straight, it means there are fewer hard to reach surfaces that you struggle to get to with your toothbrush. With straighter teeth, you will naturally remove more bacteria, debris and plaque when you brush.

  • Yes, our braces are suitable for both teenagers and adults.

Invisalign Before & After

Invisalign Before & After

Invisalign Before & After

“Dr Laura Mazecaite has gone above and beyond to help my daughter and to reassure her during our appointments. She gave my daughter her time, kindness and confidence to help reach the point where the idea of the treatment was acceptable – this is HUGE progress and I want to credit Laura for her patient, respectful and understanding care. I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend Laura to anyone in need of dental care. We are so grateful to have her as our dentist.”



Why visit Blossom Family Dental Care?

  • Straighter, healthier teeth
  • No more overcrowded, or protruding teeth
  • Your bite problems gone
  • Experienced orthodontists
  • Family friendly tooth-straightening service