According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, orthodontics make up the largest group of dental specialists. These dental professionals, like Dr. Bradford C. Washington, DMD, MS, help patients of any age improve tooth and jaw problems, as well as assist those who desire merely cosmetic improvements. The most common form of orthodontic treatment is the installation of dental braces that help straighten teeth, remove gaps, and correct overbites. Do you wish to straighten your teeth and are looking for a knowledgeable, caring dentist with exceptional skills and a gentle touch? If so, then your search for Morningside Heights braces should end at Central Park North Orthodontics.
While many people have corrective orthodontic procedures done early in their lives, it is not uncommon for adults and even seniors to undergo orthodontic treatments. In fact, currently almost 20% of all orthodontic patients are adults. At first the idea of Morningside Heights braces as an adult may seem unaesthetic or uncomfortable. Among the most common complaints from our adult patients when dealing with orthodontic treatment is that braces can be unattractive. In order to address this issue, Dr. Washington has begun offering Esthetic Braces. There are braces made from a clear ceramic material and are very popular for patients who want a more subtle way of correcting their teeth. These clear braces are smaller in profile and less noticeable than traditional metal braces. Esthetic Braces work just the same as traditional metal braces. The tension and tightness of the brackets determines the individual movement of each tooth, and by making adjustment to the pressure at follow-up visits, Dr. Washington can control the slow movement of the teeth until the malocclusion is corrected.
Orthodontics aren’t just for kids, and you’re never too old to start smiling your most beautiful smile yet. So if you’re looking to straighten your teeth, whether for cosmetic or medical purposes, then you should call Central Park North Orthodontics today. Our office will be more than happy to discuss the varied options for your Morningside Heights braces, and help you decide if Esthetic Braces are the right choice for you.