Orthodontics Guide

Orthodontics Guide

Orthodontics Guide

orthodontics-coupon-nycOrthodontists are specialists that diagnose, treat and prevent dental irregularities. Orthodontists provide services such as braces, teeth whitening and cosmetic dentistry. Braces is specifically a common reason to visit the orthodontist office, since many people require assistance to align their teeth. Dr. Jacquie Smiles and her team have put together an orthodontics guide for NYC patients with helpful tips to allow you to find an orthodontist that is best suited to your needs. Learn how to select an orthodontist, who are the ideal candidates, pros and cons of orthodontics treatments, what are the costs and financing options, and much more.

Click here to read our New York City’s Guide to Orthodontics. 

Video Blog: How Invisalign Works


Watch Dr. Jacquie Smiles as she discusses how Invisalign works. Invisalign works by helping NYC patience straighten teeth and improve their smiles. Invisalign uses the latest 3-D computer technology to create your customized aligners. 

To schedule your Invisalign consultation with Dr. Smiles in her NYC dental offices, please call (212) 972-3522 or fill out the contact form for your no-obligation consultation today.

Find out If Invisalign Is Right for You

Invisalign, like many other orthodontic treatments, can be life-changing. Learn more about Invisalign and its benefits by reading the information in these links!

  • Find out more about overbites and other types of malocclusion by visiting this page from the U.S. National Library of Medicine.
  • See how Invisalign treatment compares to traditional braces with this chart on the Invisalign website.
  • Are you an adult who is curious about whether the Invisalign system is right for you? If so, take a look at this article from the Colgate Oral and Dental Health Resource Center.
  • For additional information about the benefits of orthodontic treatment, check out this article from WebMD.

We hope you find each of these resources helpful. For more information, visit our page on Invisalign. Also, feel free to call us at 212-972-3522, or fill out a form for any questions you may have.

*Dr. Jacquie Smiles is an Invisalign Super Elite Provider in NYC.

Invisalign for Teens in NYC

Invisalign for Teens in NYC

Invisalign for Teens in NYC

Invisalign is a popular alternative to traditional metal braces for many teens in NYC. Invisalign is removable, comfortable and best of all clear. Many teens are highly sensitive to the way they look, so having this amazing option of clear braces helps many teens feel more comfortable in school, with their peers and in social settings.

While having braces is commonly related to the teen years, braces can be recommended from pre-teen to adulthood. It is highly recommended to make your child’s first appointment with an orthodontist when their permanent teeth come in, usually around the age of seven. The overcrowding and uneven bite issues will be easily detected and the orthodontist will map out a plan for correction.

There are differences between standard metal braces and Invisalign. Standard braces require brackets and wires. These wires can poke and irritate the mouth. In addition the brackets are bulky and can cause soreness inside the lip and cheek area due to persistent contact. Invisalign is clear aligners that are virtually invisible. They are smooth and comfortable plastic aligners that are easy to remove and clean. One main difference is standard braces has food restrictions, while Invisalign allows you to eat whatever you want.

The benefits of Invisalign include comfort, confidence and convenience. Invisalign is removable and allows for proper flossing and brushing. An added convenience that many teens enjoy is the easy removal advantage. Many teenagers take school pictures, attend proms, social events and other special events that require them to look their best. Invisalign allows teens to temporarily remove their clear braces while attending special events. Due to this incredible convenience teens will also look and feel their best.

New York City has an abundance of dentists who offer Invisalign located throughout the area. Choosing the right dentist or orthodontist who provides Invisalign service will take time to find. Many times your primary dentist will recommend a specific orthodontist and offer you a referral. Other times, you may have to find the right Invisalign expert for your teen on your own. If this is the case, you will want to follow these easy steps that will help guide you to an excellent Invisalign expert.

  • Search – Your teen is going to have frequent appointments during their experience using Invisalign. Look for dentists or orthodontists offices that are conveniently located in your area. Depending on your weekly schedule, finding a location closest to your home, job or child’s school may be necessary. You will want to find the best suited area for your lifestyle.
  • Contact – Review the dental office website to see if they offer Invisalign services. You can also call the office directly to inquire about more details about the service.
  • Make an appointment – Bring your teen to the appointment and discuss Invisalign options with the dentist or orthodontist. Make sure your child feels comfortable with the Invisalign expert and their demeanor.

Teens will find choosing Invisalign will offer them freedom, convenience and comfort compared to standard braces that use brackets and wires. Remember to begin bringing your child to the orthodontist at around age seven to begin their teeth correcting plan. Take your time choosing an Invisalign expert for your child. You will want to choose the one who provides what is best suited for your child, as well as a positive atmosphere so your child will feel comfortable visiting the office frequently.

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