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Orthodontic Treatment Options On The Upper West Side
Your smile is your most precious resource. You use it in business, with loved ones and friends, and even in the mirror. You want to be able to smile with confidence.
If something about your smile bothers you, it can have a huge effect on your life. If you would like to fix crooked or protruding teeth, reduce the gaps between your teeth, or ensure proper alignment so that you have a healthy bite, then an orthodontist can help you achieve your goals.
You have more orthodontic treatment options than ever before. Here is a primer on the various treatment options available to you.
Braces are the most common type of orthodontic treatment. Using brackets (attached with a special orthodontic adhesive) and wires that fit into the brackets, the teeth are gradually pulled into the correct alignment. Several types of braces are available.
Metal braces were the first type to be used. While most people are familiar with braces, many people are not aware that the technology of metal braces has changed over the years, improving both the comfort and the aesthetics of wearing metal braces.
For those who choose braces, but are concerned about their appearance while wearing them, clear braces are an option. With clear braces, the brackets are still placed on the front of the teeth but are made of a tooth-colored ceramic that is specifically selected to match your teeth. This makes clear braces dramatically less visible than are metal braces.
Many people, particularly adults, are understandably concerned about the aesthetic effect of braces. This is why Invisalign was invented and rapidly became a popular orthodontic treatment. With Invisalign, instead of brackets and wires, the teeth are straightened using a set of clear plastic trays, which are called aligners. These are custom-molded to your teeth; every two weeks, you shift to a new aligner, with each one coming closer and closer to the desired alignment of your teeth. Because they are transparent, Invisalign aligners have almost no effect on your appearance.
Dentofacial orthopedics refers to treatment designed to affect the shape of the jawbones. Examples include palatal expanders, which expand the upper jaw and reverse pull headgear, which pulls the upper jaw into its proper position. While they are most commonly used in children before puberty, when the bones are still growing, appliances such as these can also be successfully used in adults.
Upper West Side Orthodontist For 5-Star Rated Orthodontic Treatment
In order to get the best results from your orthodontic treatment, you need to see the best orthodontist on the Upper West Side (NYC). That’s Dr. George Pliakas, an Ivy League-educated professional with several years of specialty training at one of the country’s top programs. To book an appointment with Dr. Pliakas at Central Park Orthodontics, call our Upper West Side orthodontics office or book your appointment online today!
Come experience Central Park Orthodontics on the Upper West Side of NYC! You will see we offer 5-star rated orthodontic care to patients in Manhattan, including on the Upper West Side (UWS), Upper East Side (UES), New York City (NYC), Midtown West, Harlem, Morningside Heights, Chelsea, Columbus Circle, and Washington Heights – and we do it with a smile!