It’s never too late to correct orthodontic imperfections such as crowded teeth, excessive spaces and misalignment, and bite issues. While many adults may be hesitant to undergo orthodontic treatments for a variety of reasons, the fact is that advances in teeth-straightening procedures over the years have made it possible to reduce the time necessary for treatment, diminish discomfort and excessive office visits, and even eliminate the need for metal braces and wires so you can straighten your teeth more discretely. Our orthodontists at Great Neck & Mid-Island Dental Associates offer a number of state-of-the-art orthodontic treatments for adults that can help you meet your goals.
Please contact us today for more information on our adult orthodontic treatments, or to schedule an appointment.
One of the most innovative adult orthodontic treatments available, Invisalign® is a system of clear teeth aligners that can be removed for eating, drinking, and daily oral hygiene routines. This treatment can be very helpful for patients who have mild to moderate spacing or crowding issues with their teeth, and do not want to experience the aesthetic and functional discomforts often associated with metal braces. Invisalign® treatment involves a series of custom-designed plastic aligners that are made to progressively move your teeth into a more desirable position. Once your aligners have been created, you will be provided with a set of them to take home. Each aligner is slightly modified from the one before it. Every two weeks, you will change out the aligners for the next in the series, allowing for a gradual orthodontic correction over time.
In addition to being virtually invisible while on your teeth, Invisalign® is also known to achieve optimal results in less time when compared to traditional orthodontic methods. Plus, they involve less maintenance and fewer trips back to the dentist’s office for modifications. These effective procedures can improve the look of your teeth and the appearance of your smile with fantastic results.
Ceramic braces offer many of the same benefits as traditional metal braces, with one beautiful exception: you can barely see them. Designed to correct bite issues or teeth misalignment, ceramic braces are tinted to provide a match with the color of your natural teeth, ultimately making them difficult for others to notice them. Plus, the brackets themselves are often designed to be resistant to stains. Ceramic options can be great alternatives for adults who have moderate to severe teeth misalignment and are worried about the aesthetic implications of wearing braces.
Radiance™ Clear Braces
Radiance™ braces are clear, smooth, and stain-resistant orthodontic treatments designed to help you straighten your teeth in a more comfortable, less noticeable way. The brackets that are applied to the surface of your teeth are made of pure sapphire crystal, and then polished for a smooth finish. This innovative technique results in braces that are virtually invisible and less apt to cause irritation inside your mouth. Radiance™ braces are strong and discrete options to help correct a number of orthodontic issues without causing you self-consciousness with the appearance of your smile while undergoing treatment.
3M™ Incognito™ Hidden Braces
3M™ Incognito™ Hidden Braces are a different way of getting the smile you have always wanted. These braces are placed behind the teeth, meaning no one will know they are there except for you. They can correct most orthodontic issues due to the fact that the brackets are completely customized to the contours of your teeth, thereby reducing treatment time. In addition, unlike with clear aligners, the braces never have to come off for any reason, meaning they are always working to improve your smile.
Another option, perfect for those who only need a minor adjustment, is 3M™ Incognito™ Lite Hidden Braces. These are used specifically to align the “social six,” or the teeth that are visible in the front of your mouth.
Regardless if Incognito™ Hidden Braces or Incognito™ Lite Hidden Braces is the right choice for you, you will experience minimal discomfort and have an aesthetically pleasing smile throughout all stages of treatment.
3M Unitek™ Digital Modeling
With the advanced 3M Unitek™ digital computer modeling technology, we can create a precise virtual display of your teeth to provide you with customized treatment and an even greater chance of fantastic results. This state-of-the-art digital imaging system creates a lifelike, detailed image of your teeth and gums, allowing our orthodontist to identify problem areas and create the most accurate treatment plan possible. Plus, the 3M Unitek™ technology makes it easier for you to see and understand what’s going on with your teeth, giving you and your orthodontist a 3-Dimensional view while you discuss your treatment options. This innovative imaging system can go a long way to ensuring you receive the best results possible after orthodontic treatment.
Contact Great Neck & Mid-Island Dental Associates
For more information on our procedures, or to schedule a consultation with one of our experienced orthodontists, please contact Great Neck & Mid-Island Dental Associates today.