Orthodontics

The dental care teams at Great Neck & Mid-Island Dental Associates are proud to offer the latest in orthodontic treatment, including the state-of-the-art Invisalign® system. Based in Nassau County, Long Island our skilled orthodontics experts can help straighten your teeth, enhance the appearance of your smile, and improve your overall dental health.

We also offer a comprehensive list of orthodontic treatment options that can meet each patient’s particular needs. We will take time to discuss the best orthodontic treatment plan possible to help enhance the appearance and alignment of your teeth. If you would like to learn more about the orthodontic treatments we offer, including braces, retainers, headgear, and other oral appliances, the dental care specialists at Great Neck & Mid-Island Dental Associates would like to speak with you.


Invisalign®

Considered by some to be the orthodontics treatment of the future, Invisalign® is available today at our offices in the Long Island area of New York. If you have crooked or misaligned teeth, but don’t want to deal with the hassles of conventional braces, Invisalign® is the answer. This simple and effective orthodontic treatment option will give you the beautiful smile you’ve always wanted.

What is Invisalign®?

Invisalign® makes use of a series of clear, removable, customized dental forms that fit comfortably in a patient’s mouth. The virtually invisible dental aligners are each worn for about two weeks and can be removed to eat, drink, brush, and floss. Invisalign® generally requires 18 to 30 aligners throughout the entire treatment process, each of which is progressively modified to straighten your teeth gradually over a period of nine to fifteen months. Appointments will be made every six weeks to monitor your progress and ensure proper treatment.

What are the benefits of Invisalign®?

No metal is used during the Invisalign® treatment, which means you don’t have to worry about uncomfortable abrasions or sores inside your mouth that most patients experience with traditional braces. Invisalign® aligners are virtually undetectable, meaning that others will not know you are undergoing orthodontic treatment. Since the Invisalign® process is so simple, you’ll spend less time at your appointments and more time enjoying the results of straightened teeth.

If you would like to schedule a consultation with an Invisalign® dentist, contact our New York offices in Great Neck and Hicksville. The skilled orthodontists at Great Neck & Mid-Island Dental Associates look forward to hearing from you.

Give us a call today to schedule your free consultation!


Child Orthodontics

Teeth misalignment, gaps and spaces, bite issues, and crowding of the teeth typically begin in early childhood, and early treatment of these issues can prevent aesthetic and functional damage later in life. Plus, early orthodontic treatment can ensure that your child avoids issues with self-confidence based on the look of their teeth. The experienced orthodontists at Great Neck & Mid-Island Dental Associates offer an array of options for children and adolescents that are designed to provide them with effective treatment and a beautiful smile for years to come.

Orthodontics for Toddlers, Kids, and Teens

According to the American Association of Orthodontists, your child should have his or her first orthodontic evaluation by the time they reach 7 years of age. This is the age when the first molars should have erupted, which allows our orthodontist to identify potential problems by comparing the front-teeth to the back-teeth.

There are many types of orthodontic treatments available, depending on the specific problems that may be present and the severity of those issues. At our practice, we offer effective ways to treat orthodontic irregularities that do not involve uncomfortable and noticeable metal brackets placed along the teeth. For younger children, we can utilize orthodontic appliances to encourage healthy jaw growth and give the mouth adequate room to accommodate permanent teeth. This can also reduce the extent of orthodontic treatment later, if it becomes necessary at all.

The information below lists some of our options for children and teenagers who may need orthodontic treatment to correct crooked or crowded teeth, issues with over-, under-, or cross-bite, and other problems.

Ceramic Braces

Metal braces have proven to be one of the most reliable and effective ways of improving orthodontic problems and moving the teeth into a straighter position. However, they have the disadvantage of drawing attention to the fact that you are undergoing treatment, which can be especially hard for children and adolescents who are trying to build their self-esteem. Ceramic braces available at our practice work in much the same way as metal braces, but they are somewhat difficult to see. Tinted to match the color of your child’s teeth, ceramic braces are not as noticeable as their metal counterparts and are resistant to stains. This orthodontic option can improve an array of issues with much less aesthetic distraction compared to traditional metal braces.

Radiance™ Clear Braces

Radiance™ clear braces are made from a crystal of pure sapphire. They are virtually invisible, and very smooth along the teeth, significantly reducing the risk of irritation along the soft tissues of the mouth. Radiance™ offers children and teenagers a way to straighten the teeth more discretely and more comfortably, with results that can create beautiful smiles for years to come.

3M Unitek™ Digital Modeling

3M Unitek™ digital modeling technology creates a 3-D computer image of your child’s teeth and gums, offering our orthodontists the opportunity to visualize any problem areas with tremendous precision. This ultimately helps them to create a customized treatment plan that offers even greater chances of successful results. The 3M Unitek™ technology also works as an effective communication tool between you, your child, and your orthodontist, providing a very clear look at the teeth so that you can achieve a comprehensive understanding of the problems and the treatments that can correct them.

Contact Great Neck & Mid-Island Dental Associates

If you would like more information on our orthodontic treatment options for children and adolescents, or if you would like to schedule an orthodontic evaluation, please contact Great Neck & Mid-Island Dental Associates today.


Adult Orthodontics

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.

Invisalign®

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

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.


Snore Guards

What if you and your loved ones were able to sleep more soundly, breathe more easily, and awaken more refreshed? For those who snore or have a partner who snores, this may seem like an impossibility. But thanks to the latest dental advances, it is now a reality. SilentNite® Snore guards are now offered by Great Neck & Mid-Island Dental Associates.

What causes snoring?

During sleep, the breathing airway is made smaller due to relaxed muscles and soft tissues in the throat. This increases the velocity of air flowing through the airway during breathing, and with this increase comes vibration from the soft tissues and the uvula. This vibration produces the snoring sound. Additional factors like being overweight, consuming large amounts of alcohol, and using sedatives have been shown to increase snoring.

How does the SilentNite® prevent snoring?

The SilentNite® snore guard gently positions the lower jaw into a forward position via special connectors that are attached to a custom-made, transparent mouthpiece. This flexible mouth piece is designed for maximum comfort and has a soft inner layer. With your lower jaw slightly forward, the airway stays open and prevents the soft tissue vibrations which cause snoring. Even when nasal passages are congested, the SilentNite®snore guard prevents snoring and facilitates easier breathing. It has also been proven effective in cases of Obstructive Sleep Apnea.

Clinical research studies show that these dentist-prescribed mouthpieces have exhibited initial snoring prevention success rates between 70-100 percent. Contact Great Neck & Mid-Island Dental Associates today to find out how you and your loved ones can sleep better with SilentNite® snore guards.


3M Incognito Braces

The Secret Behind a Beautiful Smile!

Crooked, gapped, misaligned teeth. Not only are they unattractive, causing a loss of confidence and keeping you from smiling freely, they can affect your health as well. Sometimes crookedness can indicate misalignment and lead to TMJ pain and headaches. Other times they are hard to keep clean and that can lead to gum disease or tooth loss. You really need to get those teeth straightened out!

But as an adult, you really don’t want the appearance of braces. After all, you aren’t a kid anymore! 3M Incognito Braces can help!

How Incognito Braces Work

Incognito braces are placed behind your teeth, so no one will even know you are wearing them! These unique braces are created using state-of-the-art technology and are the only 100% customized, invisible, fixed braces system on the market today. And unlike clear aligners, they can help any smile, even correcting bite problems for total health. Best of all, people will see you, not a mouth full of plastic or metal.

Incognito braces. A beautiful smile. Even when you are wearing them!

The Benefits of Incognito Braces

  • Incognito Braces are attached behind your teeth, so no one can see any part of Incognito Braces – not even a clear plastic sheath.
  • Because they conform perfectly to your teeth, they are more comfortable to wear than traditional braces.
  • Unlike with clear aligners, when you wear Incognito braces, you never have to worry about losing or forgetting your aligners. Incognito Braces stay on and keep working every moment.
  • Incognito’s intelligent wires deliver targeted results for an outcome that will make you smile.

If these sound just like the braces you have been waiting for, give the doctors at Great Neck Dental a call – we’ll help set you beautifully straight!