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Orthodontics Specialist

ToothDocs

Dentistry & Pediatric Dentistry located in Roslyn, NY & Midtown Manhattan, New York, NY

The way your teeth fit together affects nearly every aspect of your oral health. With locations in Roslyn, New York, and two offices in Midtown Manhattan in New York City, ToothDocs offers several orthodontic treatments to straighten your teeth and correct your bite. If you’re struggling with misaligned teeth, the team at ToothDocs can find orthodontics that suit your smile. Call ToothDocs today, or schedule an appointment online to learn more.

Orthodontics Q & A

What is orthodontics?

Orthodontics treatments correct the alignment of your teeth or bite. While braces are the most common form of orthodontics, there are many other modern treatments to straighten your smile. 

Each orthodontic treatment serves a different purpose. While some focus on straightening your teeth, others maneuver your jaw into a more comfortable position.

What can orthodontics treat?

Orthodontics can correct a wide range of common misalignment and positioning issues, including:

  • Crooked teeth
  • Overbite
  • Underbite
  • Crossbite
  • Open bite
  • Crowded teeth
  • Gapped teeth
  • Protruding teeth

Tooth and jaw misalignment aren’t just aesthetic issues. They can also put you at risk of serious oral health concerns, including tooth decay.

Why would I need orthodontics?

The way your teeth and jaw fit together impacts every aspect of your oral health. If you have alignment issues, you’re at a high risk of the following:

Tooth decay

When you have crooked teeth, it’s difficult to effectively clean the small crevices in between your teeth. This can lead to a buildup of plaque and bacteria, which causes tooth decay and gum disease.

Cracked teeth

Straight teeth allow you to bear the weight of your bite evenly. When your teeth are crooked, the force of your bite puts pressure on certain teeth. Over time, this can lead to cracked or broken teeth.

TMJ

Temporomandibular joint disorder (TMJ) is a condition that causes pain or discomfort in the hinge-like joints that connect your jaw to your skull. If you have bite problems, such as an overbite, your upper jaw may put too much pressure on your lower jaw. Without treatment, TMJ can cause chronic jaw pain, headaches, earaches, and more.

What are the most common orthodontic treatments?

While conventional braces is the most common type of orthodontic therapy, the team at ToothDocs offers modern solutions to straighten your teeth and correct your bite.

Invisalign® clear aligners are a discreet, comfortable solution for many orthodontic issues. Whether you have crooked teeth or an overbite, Invisalign can improve your oral health. These clear, removable aligners mold to the shape of your teeth. You can take them out to eat, drink, and brush and floss.

With an entirely digital process, Invisalign allows the team to adjust your treatment plan as needed.

To learn more, call ToothDocs, or schedule an appointment online today.