Orthodontics Specialist

NowDental of Suffolk

Oral Surgery & Cosmetic Dentistry located in Smithtown, NY

Straight teeth and a properly aligned bite aren’t just good looking, they’re also ideal for your oral health. If your smile isn’t as straight as you would like it to be, schedule a consultation with NowDental of Suffolk. Their dental professionals provide exceptional orthodontic treatments at their state-of-the-art clinic in Smithtown, New York. Book your visit today by calling the office.

Orthodontics Q&A

What is orthodontics?

Orthodontics is a dental specialty that’s focused on malocclusions, meaning how your teeth fit together. Unlike general dentistry, which is concerned with the cleanliness and health of your teeth and gums, orthodontics works to make sure that your teeth are straight and that your jaw is properly aligned.

Even though they’re two distinct specialties, orthodontics and dentistry are actually very closely related, since the alignment of your teeth has a number of effects on the health of your smile.

What conditions can orthodontics treat?

Some of the common issues that the team at NowDental of Suffolk treats with orthodontics include:

  • Crooked teeth
  • Improper bites, like overbites and underbites
  • Crowded teeth
  • Misaligned jaws

Orthodontics can also be used in facial reconstruction.

Why do I need orthodontics?

Many people think that crooked teeth or misaligned jaws are just cosmetic concerns, but malocclusions can have a profoundly negative impact on your overall oral health.

Crooked teeth create nooks and crannies in your smile that are difficult to reach and difficult to clean. Plaque and tartar buildup can be detrimental to the health of your smile, leading to cavity-causing tooth decay and periodontal disease that can destroy your gums and make your teeth fall out.

When your teeth or jaw are out of alignment, it can also make it more difficult for you to eat and speak properly. Misalignments can also throw off the proper distribution of force in your bite, which can lead to excessive or premature wear and tear in certain areas of your mouth, not to mention jaw pain and TMJ disorder.

By straightening your teeth and jaw, orthodontics make your smile more attractive and healthy.

What orthodontic treatments do you offer?

The most popular orthodontic treatment at NowDental of Suffolk is traditional metal braces. Braces are a system of bands, brackets, and archwires that are semi-permanently bonded to your teeth and gradually push them in the direction of better alignment. Braces are a classic treatment for correcting orthodontic concerns. 

Some of the other orthodontic treatments that NowDental of Suffolk offers include:

  • Removable retainers
  • Expanders
  • Headgear
  • Facemask
  • Invisalign®

To learn more about your options and how orthodontics can benefit your smile, schedule a consultation with NowDental of Suffolk today by calling the office or booking an appointment online.