White Plains Dental® Orthodontics in White Plains, NY
At White Plains Dental® Orthodontics in White Plains, NY, Our orthodontists combine advanced technology & experience with exceptional patient care to deliver a perfect smile every time. Our orthodontic treatment process is designed to fit your lifestyle and be as convenient as possible for you. We have a variety of treatment options, procedures and different types of braces to choose from.
Orthodontic treatment in White Plains, NY
At White Plains Dental® Orthodontics in White Plains, NY, we available both Invisalign® and braces available for patients. Each of these options have unique benefits and advantages. Orthodontic appliances come in a variety of materials including:
- Ceramic Composites
and may be either:
- Removable hardware or bonded to the teeth.
The type of material used to straighten your teeth will depend on the treatment option you choose after your initial exam with the orthodontist.
We use only the most contemporary designs available. Our state of the art braces are smaller, lighter and more comfortable then past designs. We strive to provide our patients with the most comfortable and discreet orthodontic treatment possible.
How long does orthodontic treatment take?
Orthodontic treatment time will vary depending on your condition. More complex conditions normally require more extensive treatment time.
On average, orthodontic treatment takes anywhere from 6 months to three years finish. Treatment time can also be reduced or extended depending on patient cooperation with orthodontic guidelines. This includes:
- Adhering to a braces friendly diet
- Wearing appliances as instructed
- Keeping up with scheduled appointments
Types of braces available
About 4.5 million Americans wear braces according to the AAO (American Association of Orthodontics) and many more can benefit from orthodontic treatment. There’s a variety of braces options that can help patients achieve a healthy and beautiful smile.
Metal braces are designed from high-grade stainless steel. A series of brackets are mounted to the front of the teeth and a flexable wire runs through the brackets to maneuver teeth into place. Metal braces can be used to treat almost any orthodontic condition and are lighter, smaller and more comfortable then ever.
Ceramic braces work exactly the same way as metal braces, but the material is a clear ceramic composite that blends with teeth to make wearing braces more aesthetically appealing to patients who want them to be more discreet. Ceramic braces tend to be the more favorable option for adults.
Invisalign® applies a different approach than braces to straighten teeth. The Invisalign® method depends on a series of removable, clear trays called aligners to maneuver teeth. Invisalign® aligners are nearly invisable when worn and can be removed when needed. This makes Invisalign® the best option when convenience and discretion is objective.
White Plains Dental® Orthodontics is a 2019 Silver Invisalign Provider
During your initial exam, Dr Kim will help you decide which treatment option is best for you.