Orthodontic Treatment – Orthodontist Massapequa
At Ritter Family Dental we are proud to offer our patient the best orthodontic treatment Massapequa has to offer. In additional to all our dental services are orthodontic treatments make up a large part of our practice. We have an on-site orthodontist as part of the Ritter Family Dental team, dedicated to helping craft your smile to be the best it can be!
Why do you need to see an Orthodontist?
At Ritter Family Dental, we work with some of the best orthodontist Massapequa has to offer. Orthodontic medicine is one of the most important aspects of oral health. Everyone wants to have a great smile, and orthodontics can help you achieve just that. An orthodontist helps to ensure your teeth are perfectly straight, even, and you have a perfect “bite” from either side. By allowing your upper and lower teeth to fit together the way they should naturally be, it allows you to chew, speak and bite down better. By doing this you improve both the form, and function of your teeth, as well as improving your self-esteem.
Orthodontic Treatment Massapequa
At Ritter Family Dental, we offer a number of orthodontic treatment options in order to get you the best smile possible. Our orthodontist has a number of years of quality experience dealing with patients with all types of orthodontic issues and will work with you to find the best method of treatment in order to meet all of your needs. The most common orthodontic treatments are:
- Traditional Braces Massapequa:
- Ceramic Braces Massapequa:
- Clear Aligners – Invisalign Massapequa:
- Retainers Massapequa:
- Other forms of orthodontic treatment involve less common appliances such as Archwires (rounded, or rectangular, “headgear” (external device affixed to braces applying additional pressure), or mouthguards (tooth/oral protection/sleep appliances).
Composed of metal brackets affixed to the teeth, with wires threaded through specially designed slots in the brackets. Many patients who may have a need, will also have metal bands circling their back teeth. Small rubber bands known as ligatures or O-rings, hold the wires to the brackets. These brackets are usually made of stainless steel, while the wires are made of metal alloys that allow for certain, constant amount of force. This force creates a constant tension that allows your teeth to slowly move into place.
Ceramic braces are made to closely resemble the color of natural teeth. This makes them far more aesthetically pleasing to some people, as well as far less detectable. They work similar to conventional braces, being affixed to the teeth and using metal-alloy wires to hold the brackets in place. Thee brackets are made or either a ceramic or porcelain material.
Aligners are thin, clear plastic trays perfectly form fit to match the size and shape of your teeth. Invisalign is the most common and well-known type of clear aligners available today. Patients will generally wear aligners for 2-4 weeks at a time, after which they will switch to a new aligner. Each aligner is shaped differently, in order to slowly move your teeth closer and closer to their final (straightened) alignment. The amount of time for aligners to be worn is different for everyone based upon their specific needs of correction.
These are tiny rubber bands that are used to apply additional force to the teeth in ways that braces cannot on their own. This allows your teeth to slowly move into their ideal positioning. Depending upon your specific corrective or orthodontic needs, the orthodontist will create either a straight or diagonal configuration to the rubber bands. This allows them to apply certain pressures as prescribed by the orthodontist.
Removable retainers are generally clear, thin and semi-flexible plastic materials similar to that of Invisalign aligners. Retainers are used after a patient has completed a period of braces or aligners, in order to help hold the new positioning of the teeth. They fit the exact size and shape of your teeth, in order to hold teeth into their new positioning, and prevent them from sliding back into their pre-treatment positioning over time. once the bones in the mouth harden properly they will no longer need to be worn.
At Ritter Family Dental we provide some of the best orthodontic care Massapequa has to offer, as well as having some of the best orthodontist Massapequa has in practice. If you are in need of orthodontic care, please contact us today and schedule your next appointment.