For most people, achieving a healthy, beautiful smile is the reason for receiving orthodontic care. However, our orthodontist in the Bronx cautions that having crooked teeth can also result in serious complications. Teeth that are not properly aligned are more susceptible to cavities, gum disease, tooth fracture or chipping, and jaw pain.
What is orthodontics?
Orthodontic treatment is the straightening or moving of teeth to align crooked teeth, improve your bite and enhance your smile.
Who’s a candidate for Orthodontic Treatment in the Bronx?
Orthodontic treatment is an option for most patients who have crooked teeth, regardless of age.
Our orthodontist provides various forms of orthodontic treatment to straighten your teeth, correct your bite, and address other related concerns.
Teeth that are not properly aligned are more susceptible to cavities, gum disease, tooth fracture, chipping, and jaw pain. Teeth that are properly aligned are easier to clean, resulting in decreased risk of cavities, tooth decay, and gum disease. Properly aligned teeth also improve your ability to chew and reduce the likelihood of teeth grinding, resulting in both a healthier and more beautiful smile.
What Orthodontic Treatments are available?
At Morris Park Dental, we strive to provide various options for our patients. Our most popular orthodontic treatments are traditional braces and Invisalign. We also offer early or interceptive orthodontic treatment for children who are still growing in order to prevent and correct alignment issues before they become more severe. Each of our patients is as unique as their smile, so please schedule a consultation to find out which option is right for you or your child.
Braces and orthodontic appliances are made of metal, ceramic, or plastic. They may be removable or they may be brackets bonded to the teeth. By placing a constant, gentle force in a carefully controlled direction, braces slowly move teeth to the proper position. Gone are the days when a metal band with a bracket was placed around each tooth. You can now choose clear or metal brackets and, in some cases, the color of your appliance. Wires are far less noticeable, and the latest materials are designed to move teeth faster with more comfort. Today, any age is a great age to wear braces!
Early treatment allows your orthodontist to:
- Correct and guide the growth of your child’s jaw to help the permanent teeth come in straight
- Regulate the width of the upper and lower arches
- Create more space for crowded teeth
- Avoid the need for permanent tooth extractions later in life
- Correct thumb-sucking and help improve minor speech problems
In addition to conventional braces, Morris Park Dental also offers expert Invisalign Treatment to our patients. Invisalign is a state-of- the-art invisible teeth straightening system that will easily and comfortably correct your teeth once and for all, without the need to wear metal braces.
Advantages of Invisalign:
- No ugly wires and hardware
- No dietary restrictions
- Comfortable and aesthetic
- Brush and Floss as normal
Invisalign clear aligners are invisible and also removable, so they can be removed while eating or brushing teeth. It’s a virtually invisible way to straighten your smile.
Braces vs Invisalign: Which is the better choice?
Braces and Invisalign are both orthodontic treatments with very different approaches. Whereas traditional braces are usually made of metal and cannot be removed, Invisalign aligners are made of clear plastic and are both invisible and removable.
Many types of malocclusions or alignment issues can be treated with either braces or Invisalign treatment, however, our orthodontist recommend Invisalign for milder cases and braces for the treatment of more complex issues. Schedule an appointment with us our orthodontist today, so we can determine which treatment is right for you.
Work with Our Bronx Orthodontist
Our Bronx dental practice has a team of dentists who specialize in different services.
Dr. Austin Le is a meticulous and skillful Orthodontist who always has the best interest of his patients at heart.
Why Choose Us
Morris Park Dental’s team of general dentists and specialists provide the highest standard of dental care. For over 40 years, we have been providing orthodontic services at all stages of life. And because we’re a multi-specialty dental practice, you don’t need to visit another practice for your other dental needs.