Smiling Molar Dental
Cosmetic & Family Dentistry located in Plainfield, NJ & Rahway, NJ
If you have crooked or misaligned teeth, help is within reach at Smiling Molar Dental, with two locations in Rahway and Plainfield, New Jersey. Board-certified cosmetic dentist Dr. Puri's, and his expert dental team offer several orthodontics treatments to straighten crooked teeth and perfect your gorgeous smile. Call the office to schedule an appointment or book one online today.
Orthodontics Q & A
What is orthodontics?
Orthodontics treatment at Smiling Molar Dental uses traditional braces or Invisalign. Both can correct a misaligned bite and make crooked teeth straight and beautiful. Traditional braces use wires and brackets to move teeth into their ideal alignment, while Invisalign uses clear plastic aligners to straighten crooked teeth.
What are the benefits of orthodontics treatment?
Some of the many benefits you can experience with orthodontics treatment at Smiling Molar Dental include:
- Straighter teeth
- Improved bite
- Aesthetically pleasing smile
- No more teeth gaps
- Less crowding
- Easier teeth cleaning
- More self-confidence
Braces and Invisalign treatments are simple, painless, highly effective treatments that can dramatically improve the look of your teeth and smile.
Is orthodontics treatment right for me?
To find out if you’re a candidate for orthodontics treatment at Smiling Molar Dental, your specialist discusses your oral health history and desired outcome. They may take dental X-rays and examine your teeth and gums to develop a personalized orthodontics treatment.
What happens during my treatment?
What to expect during orthodontics treatment at Smiling Molar Dental depends on the type of treatment you undergo:
Your dentist bonds brackets to your teeth and attaches wires to them to slowly shift the teeth into a desirable alignment over time. You attend dental visits periodically throughout treatment, which may last about 1-2 years, to have the wires tightened. After you complete treatment with braces, your dentist removes the brackets and wires.
The first step of Invisalign treatment is for your dentist to digitally scan your teeth and mouth. This allows a dental lab to create custom-fitted clear plastic aligners that fit comfortably over your teeth.
When the aligners are ready, you wear them 20-22 hours daily and switch to the next set of aligners in the series every 1-2 weeks. The average Invisalign treatment takes 12-18 months.
What should I expect after orthodontics treatment?
After you complete orthodontics treatment at Smiling Molar Dental, you may wear a retainer for a specific period of time to keep your teeth properly aligned. Your dentist might recommend you wear a removable retainer or they can bond a permanent retainer to the back of your teeth so it’s not visible.
To enjoy beautifully straight teeth and a flattering smile, call the Smiling Molar Dental office or schedule an appointment online today to find out if orthodontics treatment is right for you.
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