According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, orthodontists make up the largest group of dental specialists. These dental professionals, like ours at SmileAlign Orthodontics, help patients of any age improve tooth and jaw problems, as well as assist those who desire merely cosmetic improvements. The most common form of orthodontic treatment is the installation of dental braces that help straighten teeth, remove gaps, and correct overbites. Do you wish to straighten your teeth and are looking for a knowledgeable, caring orthodontist with exceptional skills and a gentle touch? If so, then your search for a braces specialist and orthodontics in New York should end at SmileAlign Orthodontics.
While many people have corrective orthodontic procedures done early in their lives, it is not uncommon for adults and even seniors to undergo orthodontic treatments. In fact, currently almost 20% of all orthodontic patients are adults. At first, the idea of adult braces may seem unaesthetic or uncomfortable. However, our braces specialist has several different options for our patients considering braces, allowing for an orthodontic treatment that best suits the individual needs of each patient. Traditional orthodontics in New York includes metal brackets and wires. Brackets are placed on the teeth using bonding technology, then arch wires are threaded through these brackets. The tension and tightness of these wires determines the individual movement of each tooth, and by making adjustment to the pressure at follow-up visits, our orthodontists can control the slow movement of the teeth until the malocclusion is corrected. Expanders may be utilized to widen the upper jaw so that the bottom and upper teeth will fit together better. Retainers are often worn to help ensure teeth remain in their new position after braces have been removed. However, among the most common complaints when dealing with orthodontic treatment is that braces are unattractive. In order to address this issue, we can in many cases place ceramic braces which are much less noticeable. In addition, in some cases, we may place the braces on the lingual (inner side) of the teeth so that they are nearly invisible. We are also able to straighten your teeth by using a series of clear, customized, removable appliances called aligners. They are virtually undetectable, so hardly anyone will realize you’re wearing them. Invisalign aligners are designed to move your teeth in small steps to the desired final position prescribed by your doctor.
Orthodontics aren’t just for kids, and you’re never too old to start smiling your most beautiful smile yet. So if you’re looking to straighten your teeth, whether for cosmetic or medical purposes, then you should call the braces specialists of SmileAlign Orthodontics today. Our orthodontics in New York will be more than happy to discuss the varied options for your orthodontic treatment, and help you decide which method will best suit your individual needs.