Have you been thinking that you would like to do something to improve your smile? If you are unhappy with your misaligned teeth, or if you would like for your child to receive orthodontic work, then you will do well to get your Little Neck orthodontics treatment at Magic Touch Orthodontist.
Our highly trained and expert orthodontist is Dr. Robert L. Shpuntoff. He treats children, teens and adults in his practice. Today most orthodontists agree that early interceptive orthodontic treatment for children is a good idea, and will save treatment time and money down the road. This new branch of orthodontics work is called interceptive orthodontics. Adolescents will need to wear braces for a shorter amount of time if interceptive orthodontic work is done between the ages of 7 and 9. The need for tooth extractions is also lessened. When should your bring your child in for a Little Neck orthodontics consultation? Screenings should start at age 7. Following are some of the important warning signs or habits to look for that may signal an orthodontic problem: early or late loss of baby teeth; difficulty in chewing; thumb sucking; crowding or blocked out teeth; jaws that make sounds; teeth that meet abnormally; and jaws and teeth that seem out of proportion with the entire face.
When you come for Little Neck orthodontics work, you will learn that there are now a variety of braces to choose from. The main categories are metal versus clear ceramic braces. Metal braces are the more traditional type. They are very effective since they are very strong, but they are not the most aesthetically pleasing. Although generally more expensive, but more aesthetically pleasing as well, many people are opting for clear ceramic braces, especially as adults. Ceramic braces generally blend in with the teeth and are not nearly as noticeable as metal braces. However, since they are made of ceramic material and not metal, they are not quite as strong. For this reason they cannot be tightened as strongly as metal braces can be, and this may cause treatment time to lengthen by a little bit. Dr. Shpuntoff also offers invisible aligners and removable appliances as alternatives to braces. If you would like to meet Dr. Shpuntoff and see what he recommends as the best option to straighten your or your child’s teeth, contact us today for an orthodontic evaluation at Magic Touch Orthodontist.
By Magic Touch Orthodontist
April 11, 2016