Orthodontics in Gasport, NY

Some people are born with perfectly aligned teeth – but most of us aren’t! Crooked, misaligned, or crowded teeth – or a problem with your bite – can be more than a cosmetic annoyance. Issues like these could compromise your dental health. Fortunately, teeth don’t have to stay crooked.

At Dentistry by Dr. Kaplansky, we offer several types of orthodontic treatment so that we can choose the one that will best meet your needs. The treatments we offer include:

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Do I Need Orthodontics?

Orthodontic treatment addresses problems with your bite and issues related to crooked teeth. One important goal of orthodontic treatment is to gently move your teeth so that the upper jaw aligns perfectly with the lower jaw. If you have an unhealthy bite – like an overbite, underbite, or crossbite – you may be experiencing a number of unpleasant symptoms. This kind of problem, also called a malocclusion, could cause discomfort while eating or chewing, harmful teeth grinding, or your features to appear unbalanced.

Crooked teeth can also cause dental health issues. When teeth are crooked or crowded, it may be harder to brush and floss. This could lead to an increased risk of tooth decay. Crooked teeth may also place excessive pressure on adjacent teeth. Having teeth straightened can improve the appearance of your smile and keep you in good health.

Dr. Igor Kaplansky will listen closely to your concerns. Depending on your goals and desires, he can recommend an appropriate orthodontic treatment for you.

Treatment for All Ages

Orthodontic treatment is particularly effective in children and adolescents whose jaws have not yet stopped growing. Dr. Kaplansky enjoys working with children, and our team is experienced at gently molding their smiles into a work of art that will last a lifetime.

If you’re past the adolescent stage and you still have problems with crooked teeth or a malocclusion, it’s not too late. Orthodontic treatment is still effective in adults whose jaws have stopped developing. If you are generally in good dental health, you can have orthodontic treatment at any age.

Types of Treatment

Today’s methods of treatment are comfortable and effective. Traditional metal braces consist of wire and brackets that attach to each tooth. The wire-and-bracket system very efficiently applies pressure on the teeth over time in order to move them into their ideal positions.

We also offer Invisalign – a method that uses a series of clear plastic aligners that work to adjust your teeth over the course of your treatment. One huge advantage of Invisalign over traditional braces is that the aligner trays can be removed during mealtime. The ability to remove your aligner also allows you to brush and floss your teeth without obstacles.

Many people choose Invisalign for cosmetic purposes because the aligners are nearly invisible. This may be a particularly good option for adults who want to continue to look professional and mature while discreetly correcting the alignment of their teeth.

Whether you choose traditional braces or Invisalign, Dr. Kaplansky will design a detailed, step-by-step orthodontic plan just for you!

Schedule Your Consultation Today!

Take the first step toward your perfect smile today by giving us a call at our Gasport, NY dental office. We proudly improve the smiles of Medina, Middleport, and Lockport residents!