flushing orthodontics

Crooked, overlapped, or crowded teeth can take away from the overall beauty of your smile. Today, straightening your teeth is easier than ever before. At National Dental Oakland Gardens, we provide orthodontic treatment to children, teens, and adults alike. If you are searching for an orthodontist in Bayside, we invite you to schedule a visit at our practice.

Flushing Orthodontics: More than Aesthetics

The first thing most individuals think about when they hear about orthodontics is straight teeth. This is, of course, the most sought-after benefit of braces. However, did you know that orthodontic treatment is about way more than just aesthetics? If your bite is unbalanced or out of alignment, it can lead to a host of oral health issues, including tooth erosion, decay, gum disease, and TMJ problems, to name a few. Today, as we become keenly aware of the advantages of straight teeth, more and more patients are seeking treatments in orthodontic care.

Traditional Braces

Conventional metal braces have been around for several decades. Though you might imagine a mouthful of metal when you think of this treatment option, today’s braces are more streamlined and comfortable than their older equivalents. Worn by patients of all ages, braces utilize three main components to move the teeth gradually over time: brackets, bands, and archwires. You can let your individuality shine through, as well. Those who want to add a little color to their smile can choose vibrantly hued elastics for their brackets. If bright colors aren’t your thing, you can choose clear, white, or tooth-colored bands for a more discreet option. During treatment, patients will need to visit our office approximately every four to six weeks, so we can monitor their overall progress.

Invisalign®: An Alternative to Metal Braces

Even though traditional braces are quite common today, many patients still don’t like the idea of wearing a metal appliance for nearly two years. In fact, several teen and adult patients avoid orthodontic treatment altogether for this very reason. The invention of Invisalign has opened up a whole new world for patients who want a straighter smile. Rather than using brackets, bands, and wires to move the teeth, this innovative treatment option uses a sequence of clear, custom-made, thermoplastic trays. Every two weeks, patients simply switch out the current set of trays for the next one in the series. Each pair of trays has subtle, yet refined, variations that shift the teeth into their new positions, according to your personalized treatment plan. Invisalign offers incredible benefits. For example, because they are removable, you can brush and floss normally, and eat your favorite foods without worry. Furthermore, the aligner trays are virtually invisible, meaning others will not notice you are even wearing them. >>Learn more about metal and clear braces

Why Choose Us for Your Orthodontic Treatment?

Several dental practices offer traditional braces and Invisalign. However, it is important to understand the differences between a general dentist and an orthodontist. An orthodontist is a specialist dedicated to the art of moving teeth. In addition to completing a four-year dental program, he or she has also completed a two-to three-year residency. Therefore, an orthodontist is qualified and well-equipped to design a treatment plan for your needs.

Learn More about Flushing Orthodontics

If you are ready for a brand-new smile, schedule an appointment at National Dental Oakland Gardens. You can call us at (718) 407-0574 or contact us online.