At Middle Village Dental Group, we perform orthodontics for all ages, pediatric, teen, and adult. Straight teeth are a goal that we all share, partly because we want to have the best looking smile possible. But also because crooked or misaligned teeth can cause discomfort and make you more susceptible to tooth decay and gum disease. This is because they can be challenging to brush and floss between properly. Our Ridgewood orthodontist is prepared to get you started on the road to straighter teeth.
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For children, standard orthodontic treatments usually begin around the age of 7. For your child, orthodontic care also covers the falling out of her or his primary teeth and the eruption of adult teeth, which continues to occur sometimes up to the age of 13. It is important for our Ridgewood orthodontist to make sure that your child’s permanent teeth have the proper space to grow in and that there is not a problem with tooth overcrowding. His or her jaw growth and bite will be monitored too. If necessary, braces may be prescribed to ensure that things go more smoothly later.
For teens and adults, we also offer Invisalign orthodontics, an exciting, state of the art system that uses a series of clear aligners instead of the more traditional wire and metal configuration that is familiar to all of us. Invisalign allows our Ridgewood orthodontist to utilize advanced 3-D technology, fashioning from 12 to 48 aligners, depending on your individual needs, each custom fit to serve their specific role in straightening your teeth. You will wear one for about two weeks before moving onto the next. As the name suggests, they are nearly undetectable to the eye. Other advantages of Invisalign are that they don’t dig into your gums and cause discomfort and pain like metal braces can and that you wear your aligner all day and night, even while you sleep. You only remove it to eat, brush, and floss.
Invisalign for teenagers can be especially beneficial to their attitude about wearing braces. Old fashioned metal braces can be socially awkward. The clear aligners that our Ridgewood orthodontist will give them, however, are far less likely to cause your teen anxiety. For children, teenagers, and adults, we have the solutions you need when it comes to orthodontics. Call us today and schedule a free consultation.