Are you embarrassed about your smile? Do you frequently cover your mouth when you laugh or keep your lips closed for photos? If so, you are not alone. Your smile is one of the first features others notice about you. When your teeth are straight, you look and feel better. At National Dental Melville, our Deer Park orthodontists take time with each patient, to understand their specific goals. With extensive knowledge and years of experience, our doctors can help you achieve the smile you desire. If you are looking for an orthodontist in Suffolk County, we invite you to schedule a visit with us.
How Straight Teeth Improve Oral Health
For many people, the primary objective when pursing orthodontic treatment is a straighter smile. But braces can offer so much more in addition to beautiful aesthetics. Did you know that when the teeth are in proper alignment, they are healthier? Crooked, overlapped, or crowded teeth are more challenging to clean. As a result, they are much more susceptible to decay and gum disease. Additionally, when the teeth do not fit together properly, it can have a negative impact on your bite; and when your bite is uneven, it can lead to a number of dental issues, including tooth erosion and TMJ disorder. Therefore, orthodontic treatment has the ability to enhance your appearance and improve your overall oral health.
Orthodontic Specialists Provide Comprehensive Care
If you have a heart disorder, you seek the care of a cardiologist. Orthodontic care shouldn’t be any different. Even though there are several general dentists who place braces every day, a licensed orthodontist has received two to three years of additional training in straightening teeth. At National Dental Melville, we have orthodontists on staff who can oversee your treatment from beginning to end. When you choose our practice, you can rest assured you are receiving the highest level of care available.
Traditional Metal Braces
Incredibly versatile, traditional braces can correct a wide variety of orthodontic problems. Using stainless steel bands, wires, and brackets, braces gently move the teeth gradually over time. Treatment using conventional braces generally takes about 18 to 24 months. During that time, patients can express their individuality with custom-colored elastic bands. If bright colors aren’t your thing, you can choose tooth-colored or clear elastics to make your braces a little less noticeable. >> Learn more about metal braces and clear aligners
Do you want straighter teeth, but you don’t want to have to wear braces to achieve your goals? Invisalign® could be for you. This modern alternative to braces doesn’t use metal at all. Instead, this system uses a sequence of removable thermoplastic trays to shift the teeth. Designed to fit comfortably over your teeth like bleaching trays, your aligners will be switched out approximately every two weeks until the desired results are achieved. Because the trays are clear, they are virtually unnoticeable – and since they are removable, there are no dietary restrictions. With all of the advantages Invisalign has to offer, it has become a popular treatment option among many teen and adult patients. >> Learn more about Invisalign®
Contact Your Deer Park Orthodontist
Wondering what a straight smile can do for you? Schedule a consultation at National Dental Melville. Call us at (631) 816-2277 or contact us online anytime.