Did you know that straight teeth offer a lot more than just improved aesthetics? When your teeth fit together properly, the jaw joints are in alignment, and your bite is balanced. All of these things are essential for long-term oral health and wellness. Of course, as an added bonus, you can enjoy a dazzling smile that is sure to give you a boost in confidence. If you are trying to locate the best orthodontist in Queens, consider paying us a visit at National Dental Douglaston.
Why Choose Us?
As more people discover the multiple advantages of braces, more practices are offering orthodontic treatment. As you shop around for a provider, it is important to understand the differences between a general dentist and an orthodontist. A general dentist is well-equipped to perform restorative and cosmetic procedures, such as fillings, crowns, veneers, teeth whitening, and more. Some general dentists attend extracurricular courses or weekend seminars to learn about placing braces. In contrast, an orthodontist has completed an additional two-to three-year residency in the field. At National Dental Douglaston, we value education and experience. That is why we have licensed orthodontists on staff to assist our patients. Therefore, rest assured when you receive treatment here, it will be the highest quality of care.
Types of Braces
Today, there are several types of orthodontic treatments available. At our practice, your specific treatment plan will depend on your unique needs as a patient. We will explore two of the most popular options in a bit more detail.
Traditional Metal Braces
A mainstay in orthodontics for decades, traditional metal braces are incredibly effective for correcting an array of issues. Using metal brackets, bands, and archwires, braces apply gentle but firm pressure against the teeth, moving them gradually over time. Patients who choose this option will need to visit our office once a month so that our doctors can make necessary adjustments and monitor their progress. Although metal braces are noticeable, today’s modern versions are more streamlined than their traditional equivalents. Additionally, if you prefer to be a little more inconspicuous, you can choose clear or tooth-colored elastic bands. Treatment times will vary for every patient, but in general, most individuals can achieve their goals within 18 to 24 months.
>>Learn more about metal and clear braces
If you do not like the idea of wearing braces, Invisalign could be the solution. This system is completely different from traditional orthodontics. Rather than using metal components, Invisalign straightens the teeth with a succession of clear, plastic, removable trays. Your doctor will work with a skilled lab technician to develop a unique treatment plan just for you. The aligner trays are practically invisible and are generally not noticeable by others. Additionally, since they are removable, patients can brush and floss like normal; and because there are zero dietary restrictions, individuals can still enjoy their favorite foods during treatment. >>Learn more about Invisalign®
Contact Your Orthodontist in Little Neck
If you are ready to take your first step toward your beautiful, straight smile, schedule a visit at our practice. contact us online or call us at (718) 407-0574.