Orthodontics for Adults, Teens & Kids

Orthodontics

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What is Orthodontics?

Orthodontics is a specialized field within dentistry that focuses on diagnosing, preventing, and correcting misaligned teeth and jaws. It is dedicated to straightening teeth and ensuring proper alignment, ultimately contributing to better oral health and a more confident smile.

Thanks to advances in dental technology, orthodontic treatments have become more efficient, offering faster results than ever before. Read on to learn about its benefits and our professional services.

Orthodontic Services for Kids, Teens and Adults

At The Smilist, we are committed to providing top-notch orthodontic care across all of our locations in Connecticut, Delaware, New Jersey, New York (Long Island – Nassau or Long Island – Suffolk), NYC and Pennsylvania, Our team of experienced orthodontists prioritizes the dental health of adults, teens, and kids alike; and works diligently to create customized treatment plans tailored to their needs.

Traditional Braces: For those seeking a time-tested solution, traditional braces remain an effective option for correcting teeth misalignment. With regular adjustments, these braces gradually guide teeth into their proper positions, resulting in a straighter smile and improved oral function.

Invisalign® Clear Braces: For a more discreet alternative, consider Invisalign® clear braces. These virtually invisible aligners offer the same benefits as traditional braces without the noticeable wires. Invisalign® allows you to straighten your teeth discreetly, making it an ideal choice for those seeking a more aesthetically pleasing orthodontic solution.

Benefits of Orthodontic Treatment

  • Improved Dental Health: Orthodontic treatment helps align teeth properly, reducing the risk of dental issues such as cavities, gum disease, and abnormal wear on tooth surfaces.
  • Enhanced Aesthetic Appearance: Straighter teeth not only contribute to a more attractive smile but also boost self-confidence and overall facial aesthetics.
  • Better Bite Functionality: Correcting misaligned bites through orthodontic treatment improves chewing efficiency, speech clarity, and overall oral function, leading to better overall health and quality of life.

Does Insurance Cover Orthodontics?

Insurance coverage for orthodontic treatment can vary depending on the specific insurance plan. Many dental insurance plans offer some coverage for orthodontic procedures, including traditional braces. However, the extent of coverage, including any limitations or conditions, can differ significantly between plans. It’s essential to review your insurance policy or contact your insurance provider directly to understand what orthodontic services are covered and what costs you may be responsible for. 

Additionally, some insurance plans may have waiting periods or require pre-authorization for orthodontic treatment, so it’s crucial to be aware of these details when considering orthodontic care. At The Smilist, we direct bill major insurance plans and offer membership plans for those without insurance. Search for your insurance here.

How Do I Know if I Need Orthodontics?

Those that feel they might have any of the following are good candidates for treatment:

  • Spaces between teeth
  • Crowding or protruding teeth
  • Overbite top front teeth stick out over lower front teeth
  • Under bite lower front teeth are too far forward
  • Jaw growth problems
  • Premature loss of baby teeth
  • Thumb/finger sucker
  • Accidents
  • Dental disease

Who Can Perform Orthodontic Treatment?

At The Smilist Dental, you can feel reassured with our highly experienced & trained dental professionals who can perform orthodontic treatment.

General dentists refer patients to a dental specialist known as an orthodontist who specializes in helping with crooked teeth and overcrowding. The Orthodontists at The Smilist are committed to helping you straighten your smile.

How Long Until I See Results from an Orthodontic Treatment?

The duration of an orthodontic treatment varies depending on individual factors, such as the severity of misalignment and the chosen treatment method. However, many patients begin to notice visible improvements within a few months of starting the treatment. With consistent adherence to the treatment plan and regular follow-ups with your orthodontist, you can achieve a straighter, healthier smile in a relatively short amount of time.

In conclusion, orthodontics for adults, teens and kids offers numerous benefits beyond just aesthetics. Whether you opt for traditional braces or Invisalign®, investing in orthodontic care can significantly improve your oral health, confidence, and overall quality of life. 

Contact us to schedule a consultation with our experienced orthodontists at The Smilist to discover how we can help you achieve the smile of your dreams.

 


 

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Orthodontic Treatment Options at The Smilist

The Smilist Dental offers advanced orthodontic dentistry at all New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Connecticut and Delaware locations. We place a strong emphasis on helping create your straight, healthy smile. Our trustworthy, compassionate team of orthodontists will work with you to create a treatment plan designed to meet your dental health needs.

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Traditional Braces

Traditional braces have proven to be an effective option to help correct and align teeth.

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Invisalign® Clear Braces

Straighten your teeth without the look of wires.  Invisalign® corrects your smile while making it nearly unnoticeable.

The Smilist Difference

Top-Rated Doctors

Our skilled and trustworthy dentists are trained and equipped to deliver comprehensive dental care

Convenient Hours

We make dentistry convenient for your schedule by keeping our doors open on weeknights and weekends.

Gentle Care

We invest in advanced technology and do everything we can to ensure your comfort.

Family Dentistry

We provide high-quality dental care for all ages and all family members at our offices.

Emergency Visits

Life happens, and we are here to help when it does. We offer same day appointments for emergencies.

Insurance + Membership

We direct bill major insurance plans and offer membership plans for those without insurance.

Modern Offices

Our state-of-the-art dental offices have the latest dental technologies to help diagnose oral health conditions so that they can be treated as early as possible.

The Smilist Network

As a patient of the Smilist Dental, you join a dental network that comprises a multitude of highly experienced dental professionals that are devoted to your oral healthcare.

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