Orthodontic treatment can deliver the beautiful smile you desire. More than that, it can improve the function and overall health of your teeth and gums. At National Dental Sunnyside, our Astoria orthodontists can design a personalized treatment plan to achieve and maintain outstanding results.
The Importance of Orthodontic Care
Orthodontic care is about so much more than just straightening teeth. In fact, when your teeth are in alignment, your bite is equalized, and your jaw joints are placed in a more favorable position. Additionally, your teeth are much easier to brush and floss when they are straight, resulting in improved oral health. At National Dental Sunnyside, we have licensed orthodontists on staff who specialize in improving aesthetics, function, and health through orthodontic treatment.
You are most likely familiar with traditional metal braces, the most common and time-tested teeth-straightening option. Today’s metal braces are even smoother and more comfortable than their older counterparts. This oral appliance uses three primary components to move the teeth into their desired positions over time: brackets, bands, and arch wires. Conventional braces can correct mild, moderate, and severe orthodontic issues, making this option one of the most versatile orthodontic solutions. Treatment timelines will vary significantly based on the needs of the individual. However, in many cases, the desired results can be reached in approximately 18 to 24 months.>>Learn more about metal and clear braces
While metal braces are certainly common today, many of our teen and adult patients are hesitant to wear them because they are visible to others. With Invisalign, patients can effectively straighten their teeth with the use of clear, removable, thermoplastic trays. These aligners are designed to slip snugly over the teeth for a comfortable fit. Approximately every two weeks, you will change out your current set of trays for the next one in the series. Each time you do this, the subtle differences in the aligners will gently move your teeth gradually over time.>>Learn more about Invisalign®
Benefits of Invisalign
Invisalign offers a number of advantages. The most significant benefit is that patients can straighten their teeth discreetly, without anyone being aware they are undergoing orthodontic treatment. Additionally, the trays are removable, which means you can brush and floss normally. As an added bonus, you will not have any dietary restrictions. Therefore, you will be able to eat all of your favorite foods. Keep in mind, however, the aligners must be worn a minimum of 22 hours every day for successful results.
Who is a Candidate for Invisalign?
Most individuals who are seeking orthodontic treatment are eligible for Invisalign, as it can address a wide array of orthodontic issues. However, it should be noted that patients with severe or complex malocclusion may be better suited for traditional orthodontics. During a consultation at National Dental Sunnyside, our specialists can help you determine if Invisalign is right for you.
Contact Your Orthodontist in Queen
Achieving a straight smile is easier now than ever before. If you are interested in exploring your orthodontic treatment options, schedule a visit with an Astoria orthodontist. Call us at (718) 925-3365 or contact us online.