Although they may look like regular braces, there is nothing traditional about the metal braces we use. These amazing state-of- the- art orthodontic brackets help move teeth more efficiently and comfortably than ever before. Small high technology laser cut stainless steel brackets are bonded onto the surface of each individual tooth. A thin customized arch wire runs through the brackets and places a gentle force to guide your teeth into their ideal position, giving you that gorgeous smile. Kids love the option of accessorizing their braces with color. Whether they choose color combinations to represent school spirit, their favorite holiday, or to cheer on their sports teams, we get just as excited as the kids to make their braces fun!
Clear (Ceramic) Braces
For those seeking all the benefits of braces but who also want amazing esthetics, clear braces are the way to go. Today’s ceramic brackets are truly amazing. They are made from zirconium, the same material used to make fake diamonds! They are so clear that you and your friends will forget that you are wearing them. Just like metal braces, brackets are bonded onto the surface of each individual tooth. We combine these braces with a thin high esthetic wire which is designed to blend in with your natural tooth color. This wire runs through the brackets and is “tied” in with clear elastics. These virtually invisible ceramic brackets are a discreet alternative to traditional brackets; you are going to love them.
Kids are getting braces younger than ever before! Amazing things can happen if we treat our young patients (usually between 7 to 9 years old) with certain malocclusions early rather than later. While it is true that many young patients do not require interceptive orthodontic therapy, for those that do the results can be dramatic.
Most early orthodontics (Phase I) is directed at jaw discrepancies while later (Phase II) orthodontics is directed at tooth discrepancies. Phase I can predictably correct in a young patent what would be a severe problem later. We are thrilled when we can prevent the need to remove teeth, correct a facial asymmetry or help break a harmful habit such as thumb sucking.
Goals of Phase I:
- Correct jaw discrepancies (crossbites, overBites, underbites)
- Provide more room for the developing adult teeth
- Create a better occlusion or bite
Be sure you visit our office by age seven to determine if early/interceptive orthodontics is right you’re your child.
Does My Child Need Orthodontic Treatment?
Some children can skip Phase I and jump into Phase II treatment once they reach their teen years. If you are interested in your child’s teeth alignment and have concerns about their smile, we recommend scheduling a consultation! You may notice some alignment issues or want to get a headstart on their orthodontic treatment. Your visit will provide you with all the information you need and recommendations for your child’s teeth alignment. Our team can examine your child’s smile, answer any questions you may have, and help you understand their treatment options. If treatment is recommended, your child’s orthodontist will go over a personalized plan for their care. Early orthodontic care can save you time and money down the road. If you are interested in children’s orthodontics in Garden City, NY, give our team a call today!
Three reasons why you should choose Invisalign®
This clear alternative to fixed braces has become the go to treatment options for many of our adult and teen patients. These aligners are so clear that most people will not even know you are wearing them. Invisalign is a computer generated unique series of invisible aligner trays that are designed with your customized treatment in mind. The evolution of this technology has been impressive. Once only reserved for simple cases, today virtually anyone is a candidate. Most important, the results we achieve are as good as we get with braces!
We love Invisalign and here is why:
- It’s removable: You can keep your teeth clean and optimize your dental health!
- Eat what you want! Invisalign trays are removed while eating so there are no restrictions.
- Customizable: Being computer generated, we can work with Align technology to individualize your treatment to best give you an amazing smile.
If you are interested in Invisalign in Roslyn Heights, NY, call today to schedule a consultation!
Benefits of Invisalign®
There are many benefits of Invisalign treatment! Removable aligners allow you to keep up on your oral care and continue enjoying the foods you love. The nearly invisible aligners allow you to confidently work towards a better smile. No brackets or wires mean more comfort and convenience. You also won’t need as many visits to your orthodontist as you can switch to each set of new aligners on your own! With Invisalign, it’s a clear choice for a great path to a better smile!
These aligners are specifically designed with needs of our teen patients in mind. Customized to the growing mouths of teens, these clear removable aligners can give you an invisible way to straighten your teeth. We are so excited to offer Invisalign Teen as a clear alternative to braces. When worn properly, they are just as effective as braces with many advantages. Being removable allows you the freedom to not interfere teen’s busy lifestyle and activities such as playing sports or musical instruments. Eat all the hard foods you want, there are no restrictions. Invisalign teen aligners are removed when eating and while brushing or flossing.
We live in a digital world, why should your dental imaging be analogue? Digital radiographs are the standard of care in today’s world. These computer generated images offer many benefits over traditional film. These digital x-rays offer significantly less radiation, allow for instant viewing, enhanced quality and are environmentally friendly. Our digital imaging from Sirona is considered the best in the industry! Best of all we can digitally share these images with your dentist. This allows us to better communicate and coordinate your dental and orthodontic care. We believe you deserve the best imaging possible. Call today for a consultation at our Roslyn Heights, NY office.
The future is here. Itero Element digital impressions are a breakthrough technology that is quickly becoming the standard of care. Gone are the days of dealing with gooey impressions. This cutting edge technology replaces the need for messy impressions by scanning your teeth. It’s pretty amazing, as you sit back and relax in our comfortable chairs we are able to capture a three dimensional digital replica of your teeth. We do this by placing a specialized wand into your mouth that captures the needed details. The iTero Element is essentially a high speed camera that takes thousands of pictures a second. This data is then compiled into a precise digital rendering of your teeth. These digital images are more precise and take less time than a conventional dental impression. A 3D model of your mouth appears on our screen within seconds, allowing us to immediately review and explain your orthodontic treatment plan. No more imagining what your future smile will look like, we actually show you!
3D Printing Integration
Using our iTero scans, we can upload a digital scan of your teeth to our partnered orthodontic lab. They can then print a 3-D model of your teeth to make your orthodontic appliances. This ensures a more precise fitting appliance, faster turnaround, and a better patient experience!
AcceleDent is a hands-free device designed to encourage faster tooth movement. This treatment is very simple to use and does not require an office visit. It is used in conjunction with braces or aligners to rapidly straighten teeth. Not only will your teeth move faster, but your treatment will be more comfortable as well. AcceleDent uses SoftPulse™ Technology to help your current orthodontic treatment work faster. It does this by generating small vibrations called micropulses to gently accelerate the movement of your teeth as they are guided by your orthodontics. These micropulses accelerate the remodeling process of the bones in your mouth thus accelerating tooth movement.
AcceleDent allows your teeth to move up to 40% faster than traditional orthodontic movements. AcceleDent works with your current orthodontic treatment to deliver a better experience from start to finish.
PROPEL is an exciting technology that stimulates bone remodeling, allowing the teeth to move faster and more predictably into their ideal position. This device creates a series of small alveolar micro osteo-perforations into the gums. This stimulates the surrounding bone and works with the patient’s own biology to accelerate tooth movement. Patients will finish their treatment with exceptional results in less time and with fewer treatment visits. This painless process takes just minutes to complete. Patients can immediately go back to their daily routine with no limitations. This exciting technology “fast tracks” orthodontic treatment and virtually cuts treatment time in half which means less time with braces or clear aligners.
We have a professional whitening treatment that you’re going to love! This life-enhancing process helps with the stains brought on over time by dark liquids like coffees, teas and sodas. You will instantly notice the difference! Your new ultra-white smile will make your smile look stronger than it ever was before. You will definitely want to show off your new pearly whites to anyone who’s willing to look. If you are interested in professional teeth whitening in Garden City, NY, your search can end here!
Why Choose Professional Teeth Whitening
Compared to over-the-counter products, professional teeth whitening is the obvious choice! Some over-the-counter whitening products can wear away teeth enamel and cause much tooth sensitivity. If you have sensitive teeth, professional whitening is more gentle on your smile. With professional whitening products, you can whiten your smile in a safe and effective way. Professional teeth whitening also produces fast results. So you can see a beautiful smile in no time at all. Feel good about whitening your smile with a professional teeth whitening treatment!
Benefits of Teeth Whitening
Teeth whitening can give your confidence a boost. Those you love will be amazed at your dramatic results. Feel good about sharing your smile once you’ve removed years of staining from your teeth. Teeth whitening can give you better overall self-esteem and help you make a good first impression. Whether you have an upcoming event or just want to see a brighter smile, teeth whitening can give you the results you are looking for. Professional teeth whitening can also contribute to your oral health. Removing stains can strengthen your smile and increase the health of your teeth and gums. Professional teeth whitening offers reliable results and speedy treatment. You don’t have to hope you’ll see results – you are guaranteed to see a whiter smile! Another benefit of professional teeth whitening is customized treatment. Professional teeth whitening provides the right amount of whitening in the areas that you need it the most! Call today to take the first step towards a brighter smile!