Few people are born with perfectly straight teeth, but thanks to orthodontics, a perfectly aligned smile is possible. Not only do straighter teeth look great, they also function better and can be healthier as crooked or overlapped teeth can be difficult to keep clean. Here at Smile Lab, we have various options to help straighten your teeth from traditional braces to more discreet options. Whatever your age, it is never too late to get that perfectly straight smile! Come see us at our New York, NY clinic and Dr. Waise Ebrahimi can help find the right option for you.
Braces are still the most popular teeth straightening appliance, especially among teenagers. Traditional braces are small, metal brackets bonded to the front of the teeth and attached together by fine, metal wires which are tightened regularly as your teeth begin to straighten. Instead of metal. Ceramic braces are also available for a more discreet look. They are fixed in place just like traditional braces, but the brackets are made of a ceramic material, which blends in with the tooth, a perfect option for those who may feel self-conscious with traditional braces. Braces are still the best corrective method for those with severe misalignment issues. To explore your options, book an appointment with Smile Lab’s New York, NY clinic.
ClearCorrect is another aligner option for those looking for an easy and hassle-free treatment. ClearCorrect trays are customized to fit comfortably in your mouth and your trays will be changed every 2 -3 weeks as your smile improves. ClearCorrect is often seen as a more affordable option than Invisalign and the thinner plastic ClearCorrect uses can give a more discreet look. This may not be for everyone however and Dr. Waise Ebrahimi can help you choose the best treatment option for you based on your alignment needs.
6 Month Smiles
6 Month Smiles is a straightening method that only focuses on the front teeth, greatly reducing the treatment time. Clear brackets and tooth-colored wires offer a discreet alternative to traditional braces and gives us more control over the alignment of the teeth, providing results in a shorter time. Some other benefits of 6 Month Smiles are:
- The treatment time is considerably shorter than other alignment treatments
- 6 Month Smiles is generally less expensive than other teeth straightening options
- This method uses a much lower force when moving your teeth, so your discomfort is minimal
For more information on this and the other teeth straightening methods shown, contact Smile Lab’s state-of-the-art New York, NY clinic so we can get you on the road to a perfect smile!