Teeth Straightening Specialist in Long Island, NY
More than ever, patients are looking to straighten their teeth but would like to have discreet options to provide them with their best smile. Glen Cove Orthodontics is an Invisalign® provider, which allows patients to straighten their teeth using removable, clear, plastic aligners to gradually bring teeth to their optimal position. These aligners are easily removable for cleaning and eating, and although not suitable in every case, it is increasingly popular for adults and teenagers. Our Orthodontists can determine if this is the right treatment plan for you.
Aesthetic Porcelain Braces
Aesthetic Porcelain/Ceramic Braces are ceramic or tooth-colored braces that are similar to traditional metal braces, but they blend in better with natural teeth. The bands and archwires can also be clear so they are more discreet than metal braces. The overall look is closer to that of a retainer. Although more discreet, they can take a little longer to straighten teeth than metal braces.
Lingual braces are another orthodontic treatment option that allows patients to straighten their teeth discreetly. Unlike traditional braces, lingual braces are attached to the lingual side (tongue side) of your teeth. This orthodontic treatment is effective, however, it tends to move teeth more gradually. This means that it may take longer for patients to achieve their final result, and, in addition, it may be a bit more uncomfortable. The advantages of this treatment include straightening teeth discreetly and less chance of white spots on the buccal side (front side) of your teeth compared to traditional braces. Also, unlike treatments like clear aligners, lingual braces remain on your teeth without the need to remove them to eat or brush your teeth, which means they won’t be lost or need replacement every couple of weeks.
Traditional braces consist of metal brackets that are attached to the buccal side (front side) of your teeth. The metal brackets are connected by a wire and periodically tightened to shift teeth to the desired result. Metal braces are the most reliable and traditional orthodontic treatment to straighten teeth, and there are a variety of treatment colors to the braces, which allows patients to express themselves and their creativity. Whether you want to show your school spirit or choose a color that complements your own personal style, colored braces are a great way to make orthodontic treatment a fun and exciting process.
If you are interested in our teeth straightening treatments, visit Glen Cove Orthodontics. Our board-certified orthodontists are dedicated to delivering the highest quality orthodontic care, giving patients the healthy, beautiful, confident smiles they deserve. Call us today at 516-676-3601 or fill out the form to request an appointment.