Among dental specialties, orthodontics is particularly complex and you want to be sure that you’re getting the attention of a qualified and dedicated orthodontist, and not a general dentist who includes orthodontic care in an overall list of services. For adults, teens, and children, you can depend on us at Schindel Orthodontics.
Treatment begins as early as age 7 with what is sometimes called phase I. Young children have teeth and jaw alignment issues, and waiting until adolescence to address them can lead to more difficult, time-consuming, and expensive solutions. This does not mean that there will be no need for our East Northport orthodontic office in the teen years, but typically the care required is much simpler at that point. When it comes to braces, there are more options available now than ever before. The needs and preferences you have will help to dictate the best choice, though the challenges of your teeth positioning will also play a role. Traditional metal braces are familiar to many people, and have been the standard for many years. Today, they are more lightweight and stylish, but you may prefer ceramic, which are built similarly, and yet are less noticeable because of how the color of ceramic blends in so well. Lingual braces are placed behind your teeth, so they are hidden. And for the greatest possible aesthetic benefit, you may want to consider Invisalign. Our East Northport orthodontic office is pleased to make them available. These clear plastic aligners are virtually undetectable to the eye, are comfortable, and removable. They are not ideal for everyone, though, and making that call is another reason why you should see an orthodontist.
Make an appointment to come in for you or for your child or teen. Contact our East Northport orthodontic office now to select a convenient time.