Bayside Laser Dental PC offers orthodontics in Queens to correct crooked, gaps between teeth, or crowded teeth. Orthodontic treatment is customized to the individual needs of each patient. Our goal is to provide the most effective treatment to help you enjoy a healthier and more attractive smile. We can help with braces, Invisalign®, retainers, and braces hygiene.
Straightening Teeth With Braces
Braces is one of the most common orthodontic treatments for creating a straighter and healthier smile. The treatment works by gradually realigning your teeth using a system of metal brackets, wires, and bands. The brackets are attached to the front of your teeth and connected with metal wire and bands. As we adjust the wire, the braces will guide your teeth to the proper position. Ceramic braces are the same color as your teeth to provide a more discreet option.
Orthodontic headgear may be needed when braces alone aren’t enough to move the teeth into the proper position. Headgear creates the additional force needed to guide the growth of the face and jaw into the right position and prevent teeth from moving. There are two main types of headgear that can be attached to your braces to improve the position of the teeth and jaw. Our dentist can recommend the best option for orthodontics in Queens to meet your needs.
When wearing braces, it is important to maintain good oral hygiene. We understand that this can be more difficult when wearing braces, but it is important to prevent tooth decay, gum disease, and demineralization. These problems can cause more serious oral health problems and prolong your treatment.
When wearing braces, we recommend that you:
- Brush at least three times each day
- Use an interproximal brush to clean around brackets and wires
- Floss every day using a floss threader to help thread the floss behind the wires
- Rinse with water or a specialized rinse, if recommended
- Comply with the list of foods that should be avoided
During the course of treatment, we can provide additional information and tips to help you maintain good oral health while you are wearing braces. Caring for your teeth during treatment will leave you with a more attractive and healthier smile.
Improving Alignment With Invisalign®
Invisalign® is a popular choice for adults and patients interested in a more discreet orthodontic treatment for straightening the teeth. This system uses a series of custom plastic aligners to straighten your teeth. Each set of aligners is designed to make small changes. As you change the aligners about every two weeks, your teeth will be gradually and gently moved into the proper position.
This method can be used to correct:
- Crowded teeth
- Crooked teeth
- Gaps and spacing issues
- Open bite
We provide orthodontics in Queens that is customized for each patient. At your initial consultation, our dentist will examine your teeth to determine if you are a candidate for Invisalign®. The aligners are almost completely undetectable, comfortable, and easily removed for eating, brushing, and flossing.
Preserve Your New Smile
Retainers are used after orthodontic treatment to maintain the results and keep your smile looking great in the long term. Retainers are custom appliances used to maintain the alignment of your teeth after you have finished orthodontic treatment. We offer options that include Hawley retainers, clear retainers, and fixed retainers.
Call our office at (718) 550-6326 to schedule a consultation for orthodontic treatment.
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