Orthodontic Treatment in Maspeth
Patients who wish to straighten their teeth know that orthodontic care offers superior cosmetic results, but they might not realize that a straighter smile is also beneficial for both your oral and overall health. Orthodontics is the dental specialty dedicated to realigning your teeth, repositioning your bite, and giving patients evenly spaced, beautiful smiles. By using braces, retainers, spacers, plastic alignment trays, and other orthodontic treatment options, we can correct even the most misaligned bite. In recent years, more adults than ever before have started to seek out orthodontic care, and while traditional, metal braces are associated with adolescence, patients of any ages can benefit from orthodontic treatment.
Early Orthodontic Intervention
For young children, early orthodontic intervention may be beneficial. Before teeth, gums, and the jaw are fully formed, we may be able to correct developmental irregularities and prepare your child’s teeth to erupt in a more ideal position. We recommend that kids visit our skilled orthodontist Dr. Arthur M. Chasin for an orthodontic evaluation by the age of seven, allowing us to proactively treat and prevent potential orthodontic problems. At this time, we can also help your child discontinue habits like thumb sucking and mouth breathing, as well as genetic issues like crowding, underbite, overbite, and other orthodontic concerns. Our interceptive approach is just another way we prove our dedication to preventive dental care, stopping teeth alignment issues before they escalate and working hard to expand and reshape a young person's smile. When permanent teeth emerge during adolescence, some children may then need additional treatment, including braces, oral appliances, retainers, and other orthodontic options to maintain corrected dental positioning.
Adult Braces Options
More adults than ever wear braces. In fact, according to the American Association of Orthodontics, one in five braces wearers in the US is an adult. The savvy consumer knows that you’re never too old to enjoy the oral and overall health benefits of straighter teeth. Some of the benefits of orthodontic care for patients of any age include:
- Reduced pain and discomfort from uneven pressure placed on teeth due to a misaligned jaw
- Improved oral function that allows patients to chew thoroughly and speak clearly
- Decreased risk for tooth decay and gum disease because the now properly aligned and spaced teeth have become easier to clean
For adults interested in a more discreet alternative to traditional metal braces, we offer treatment with Invisalign or Red, White & Blue clear plastic aligners. Additionally, we have clear and tooth-colored bracket and wire braces systems, as well as lingual braces (brackets and wires that are bonded to the inside of the teeth rather than the outside). With these subtle, comfortable alternative orthodontic options, no one but you and the Maspeth Dental team needs to know you're wearing braces.
Patients of any age deserve a straight, healthy, and beautiful smile! Treatment times and ideal solutions will vary, so schedule a consultation today. We’re happy to help patients develop an orthodontic treatment plan that fits their lifestyle and budget in Maspeth, Brooklyn, and beyond.