Thanks to todays technology, patients now have more options when it comes to wearing braces. While regular braces are still widely used, clear braces are becoming more popular along with removable appliances that can be use for mild cases of misaligned teeth.

Please use the menu below to learn more about the types of braces we offer at our office, and speak with the orthodontist to determine which appliance is right for you.

Miniature Self-ligating Braces

At York Mills Orthodontics, we use self-ligating braces by American Orthodontics that are also much smaller than the braces that have traditionally been used over the years. There are many advantages of these braces:

Comfort-The reduced size of these braces help to reduce lip and cheek irritation. Self-ligation refers to the fact that these braces have tiny clips that hold the wire in place rather than relying on elastic or steel ties. The technology of self-ligating brackets allows us to apply a continuous gentle force, which means less discomfort and pain throughout your treatment.

Esthetics-Since these braces are smaller than standard braces, they are less visible on your teeth. They are also available in ceramic for the most optimal of esthetics and efficiency.

Hygienic-Self-ligating braces are more hygienic. Because of their small size and due to the fact that elastic ties are not required to secure the wire in place, it is much easier to brush and clean around these braces. For those patients who still want coloured elastics on their braces, they can simply be placed over top of the braces.

Efficiency-With good cooperation, the number of office visits required and the overall treatment time can often be reduced with self-ligating braces. This is due to the light continuous force that can be applied, as well as the reduced friction, which allows the teeth to move more easily.

AO Empower 2

We use the AO Empower 2 bracket which is the most complete self-ligating bracket system in the world. Empower 2 is all about choice. With esthetically pleasing clear, metal, and molar options, as well as interactive and passive designs, Empower’s complete system allows us to customize your treatment specifically to your treatment goals.


For our patients where we are using the Empower 2 braces to straighten the teeth, we are also utilizing advanced digital technology called DIBS AI to create customized digital setups. This process allows our doctors to precisely customize the position of each bracket on the teeth. By doing this, we can more accurately move the teeth so that we can achieve our desired treatment goals more efficiently with less appointments in less treatment time overall.

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Custom Digital Lightforce Braces

LightForce™ Braces are the world’s first 3D printed braces. After your teeth are initially captured by our intraoral scanner at your consultation appointment, Dr. Morrow positions them on a computer for optimal function and esthetics. Once this is done, LightForce™ Braces are designed for every single tooth with a custom prescription made unique for each patient’s condition. They are then 3D printed on machines designed to make parts for jet engines and space travel. Utilizing this technology makes LightForce™ Braces the most advanced braces in the world!


The Invisalign System is a series of clear overlay templates called aligners that have been generated by computer simulation to gradually move the teeth. This system is available to adult patients with certain orthodontic bite problems. Ask us if you are a candidate for the Invisalign system.

Bite Correcting Springs (XBow, Carriere)

Xbow (Crossbow) Class II Corrector. Distalizing the upper bicuspids and molars opens space for the canines and corrects overjet by sharing the correction between the upper and lower. This maintains the upper incisor position and upper lip fullness as much as possible. The upper incisors are retracted passively by transeptal fibre tension to decrease root resorption.