Orthodontics are an excellent way to straighten your teeth. While orthodontic treatments are used to straighten teeth for an enhanced smile, they can also help restore functionality to teeth, jaw, and bite.
The American Association of Orthodontists (AAO) recommends that all children should have an evaluation with an orthodontist by the age of 7 regardless of how many teeth have erupted.
This is because orthodontists are able to predict any structural changes that may occur as your child gets older. Addressing such structural changes with braces can save your child’s smile and also prevent any additional dental issues down the road.
Adults Use Orthodontics As Well –
Types of Orthodontics:
Traditional Metal Braces
These are the most common form of braces. They are highly efficient at correcting complications with a smile.
They are clear in color, removable, and can work as effectively as traditional metal braces. They are removable and easy to manage in terms of maintenance, brushing, and flossing.
Orthodontic treatment has gone wireless! Invisalign treatment is a highly esthetic “invisible”, removable alternative to conventional orthodontic treatment with brackets and wires. The best news is that you can obtain the look you desire without wires, restrictions in your diet, or a more challenging tooth cleaning regimen. Invisalign is a patient-friendly treatment option that is recommended by the doctor to treat a variety of orthodontic problems at different stages of dental development, adult and children.
No matter your age, Invisalign can easily help you achieve the healthy, straight smile you’ve always wanted. Invisalign aligners are made from the unique SmartTrack material, so they provide a precise, custom fit for your teeth. These aligners are custom made for you based on the digital iTero scan and 3D digital image of your teeth and supporting gum and bone. The result is that they fit comfortably and accurately.
Since the aligners are clear trays, they are barely visible. Most people won’t notice you are wearing Invisalign! There are no brackets or wires and Invisalign is fully removable, so there aren’t the same food restrictions you experience with braces. Plus, you can brush and floss your teeth normally! The removable nature of Invisalign means that patient compliance is particularly important and it is up to you to make sure you wear your aligners as recommended.
Of course the amount of time depends of the complexity of the movements involved, but most patients typically complete treatment within 5-15 months.
Discuss Your Options Today!
Based on your budget and needs, we will be able to guide you in the right direction so that you are one step closer to obtaining the smile of your dreams. If you have any questions regarding orthodontics or if you want to schedule an evaluation or appointment, then please call our office at 516-470-0808.