Why more NYC Adults are Considering Braces

Why more NYC Adults are Considering Braces

Why more NYC Adults are Considering Braces

The thought of braces often follows a picture of teenagers with a mouth full of metal braces and brackets. Most adults experienced this exact scenario. Looking back at your teenage self that struggled with the typical issues standard metal braces bring, such as food getting trapped in brackets, you probably would tell yourself it’s worth every moment you struggled with those braces because it gave you a beautiful straight smile.

As people age their teeth sometimes shift back into their original place from their teenage years, which is also their natural teeth placement. As an adult living in NYC, you either choose to live with the crooked teeth or decide to get braces once again.

Over time teeth can become poorly aligned, crooked and cause jaw joint pain, erosion of tooth enamel and bone loss depending on the situation. Crooked teeth are difficult to floss and often are magnets for cavities since the food particles get trapped in crevices that wouldn’t be there if teeth were straight.

NYC adults of all ages, some in their 60’s and beyond feel young at heart and look younger than their actual age. A beautiful straight smile helps keep them looking younger which is often accomplished with professional teeth straightening services.

A common issue among older patients is the separation of teeth, either on the top or bottom. Sometimes this separation is noticeable due to the placement in the front of the mouth that gets exposed every time the person smiles. This gap in the teeth often causes people to become self-conscious and cover their mouth when they smile. This issue can be easily solved with teeth straightening services such as Invisalign.

Some people that desire a straight smile are willing to consider all the teeth straightening options available. However, Invisalign and accelerated braces services are a top choice among all age ranges.

The newest treatment available is AcceleDent Aura. This service is designed to accelerate treatment times for orthodontic appliances and braces. This treatment is available for children, teen, and adults that are ideal candidates. The FDA has approved the use of this treatment, and it has already helped patients worldwide. The fact that this treatment has the potential to speed up tooth movement up to 50% faster with a pain-free appliance that is easy to use has caused patients to go running towards their orthodontist office with excitement. You can learn more about this innovative service by visiting this link https://drjacquiesmiles.com/orthodontics/acceledent-aura

Common Reasons Adults get Braces

  • They can afford it now compared to the past
  • Their teeth have become worse
  • They want to have a beautiful smile
  • They want to prevent cavities
  • New teeth straightening technology makes them more comfortable compared to the past
  • The desire to have a beautiful straight smile

Are you ready to reveal your best smile? It’s time to start your journey to straight teeth today! You might have straighter teeth quicker than you have ever wished.To schedule your Invisalign consultation with Dr. Smiles at her NYC Midtown dental office, please call 212-972-3522 or fill out the contact form for your no-obligation consultation today.

Who is a Good Candidate for Teeth Whitening Treatments in NYC?

Teeth whitening treatments are requested in high demand due to the social media and selfie habits of society. Pictures, especially those that are done close up, such as selfies show the condition and color of teeth. Society has placed teeth whitening high on their priority list and receive treatments on a regular basis. Are you considering a whitening treatment? The following information will reveal who is a good NYC candidate for teeth whitening treatments. Continue reading to find out if you are an ideal candidate.

People with Healthy Teeth                                                                                                         

An ideal candidate has healthy teeth and gums. Patients in NYC that are planning to get teeth whitening treatments should visit a dentist for a general check-up to assure their teeth and gums are appropriately prepared. This will give the patient the best opportunity to receive maximum benefits of the whitening treatments. Schedule your no-obligation consultation with Dr. Jacquie Smiles or call us at 212-972-3522

People with Discolored Teeth

Chances are you already noticed your teeth are discolored. This discovery often happens when looking closely at a selfie picture that has already been displayed on your social media accounts. People with yellow colored teeth are perfect candidates for a whitening treatment. Discoloration is often caused by smoking, coffee, tea, wine, soda and more.

Dentist Recommendation

A visit to your dentist could encourage you to get teeth whitening services. Dentists know their patients very well and often recommend whitening for patients that are best suited for treatment.

Patients with the Desire for White Teeth

People in NYC who desire whiter teeth are excellent candidates. However, the dentist will be the one to determine if treatment is possible. The need for white teeth is often related to improving overall appearance. Professionals often seek white teeth to impress potential clients and many people simply just want to look their best.

People that Need to Improve their Self-Confidence

One of the leading causes that encourage people to whiten their teeth is the desire to improve self-confidence. This usually happens after someone has experienced a challenging life event or has made it through a divorce and need a new beginning. Patients that receive professional teeth whitening services often report an immediate boost in self-confidence and self-esteem. These patients usually follow up with whitening services on a regular basis.

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Who should avoid whitening treatment?

Specific circumstances and conditions can prevent or postpone treatment. The following is the most common reasons patients are unable to receive treatment.

  • Allergies to treatment products
  • Pregnant women
  • Lactating women
  • Dental bridges
  • Crowns
  • Implants
  • Fillings
  • Tooth decay
  • Exposed roots
  • Cavities
  • Periodontal disease
  • Patients under 16 years of age
  • Sensitive teeth

The above situations can sometimes be solved with time and other types of treatment. An excellent example is waiting until you are more than 16 years old and following your dentist recommendations to achieve healthy gums.

One of the best things you can do when considering teeth whitening treatment is to learn more about your options. You can find more information and details by visiting our website https://drjacquiesmiles.com/.

Are you ready to discover your brightest smile? Contact us today or call us at 212-972-3522 to find out if you are a teeth whitebnin candidate in NYC!

5 Things to Know Before Starting Invisalign

Invisalign treatment is the leading request for teeth straightening in the United States. Adults that have never had braces or had them in the past but their teeth have moved back into their original spot are big fans of Invisalign. The truth is, Invisalign comes with plenty of benefits such as easy removal, clear aligners and the opportunity to eat anything you want while your teeth remain in treatment. Here are 5 things to know before starting your Invisalign treatment.

  1. Frequent Brushing

Patients often feel confused when they discuss Invisalign treatment with their orthodontist because they don’t realize the amount of teeth brushing that is involved with the overall treatment. You need to remove the aligners every time you eat. Since you remove the aligners and expose your teeth to food particles, they have the opportunity to get caught between your teeth or sticky substances can get stuck to the enamel. Brushing your teeth after every meal and snack prevents trapping the particles and bacteria growth.

  1. Potential to Become a Binge Eater

Since you need to remove your aligners and brush after eating every meal and snack, patients that use Invisalign often become binge eaters to prevent the amount of times per day they brush their teeth. This is common for busy business people and adults with a chaotic schedule that doesn’t allow them to brush their teeth after every meal. Binge eating can lead to weight gain and other health issues.

  1. You Need to be Discrete

You have to accept the fact that you will be reaching into your mouth and removing your clear aligners. This will become part of your daily routine. In the beginning, you will feel quite shy about removing them in front of people. Most users excuse themselves and remove them in the privacy of the bathroom. Patients that eat out at restaurants often feel embarrassed to remove them in public and rush to the restroom for privacy. You will need to create your own discrete plan when eating and drinking.

  1. Insurance Coverage Possibilities

Patients are often surprised to learn their dental insurance policy includes the coverage of Invisalign treatment. All policies are different, but you can contact your dental insurance company to confirm if they cover the full cost or possibly a portion. You can also contact your orthodontist to see if they offer finance options that involve affordable monthly payments. Call us at 212-972-3522 with hello with your insurance dental policy. 

  1. Invisalign Boosts Your Confidence

Society has placed high importance on a beautiful straight smile with the arrival and continued success of social media. Everyone wants to look their best in pictures. Society is taking more pictures today compared to the past when people would only take photographs for holidays and special events. Straightening your teeth and following up with a professional whitening treatment will give you the confidence boost you need.

Living with Invisalign treatment involves patience and planning. However, once you become comfortable with the treatment and create your own routine, you are on your way to a beautiful straight smile.

Are you ready to find your best smile? Contact us today or call us at 212-972-3522 to begin your Invisalign treatment.

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