At Middletown Dental, we strive to offer comprehensive services so we can meet all of our patients' needs here in our New Jersey dental office.
We’re proud to include orthodontics for both adults and children in our menu of services. Orthodontics focuses on aligning the teeth and correcting the bite, which improves both esthetics and function. We offer options for both traditional braces and contemporary invisible braces.
One major benefit for our patients in having Dr. Sukumar complete their orthodontic treatment is that he can also closely monitor their oral health throughout their treatment.
The Benefits of Orthodontics
Straighter teeth improve more than just your confidence; did you know that straight teeth also positively affect your oral health?
Teeth that overlap are harder to keep clean, and this increases your risk of developing issues such as gum disease and tooth decay. A misaligned bite can contribute to painful joint issues. Properly aligning your teeth is another step on the path to optimum oral health.
Some children may benefit from early intervention with orthodontics. When your child faces issues with crowding or a misaligned bite, early orthodontics with minimal braces or an appliance can help take advantage of their growth to correct these issues. Early treatment will often make any further orthodontic treatment easier and more efficient.
Traditional braces use metal brackets and wires to align your teeth. This is the most effective way to correct malocclusions, or bite issues such as a cross bite, overbite, or an under bite. Dr. Sukumar will adjust your braces every two to four weeks to ensure that proper alignment is taking place.
Patients who are concerned about esthetics can choose brackets made of ceramics, which are clear and provide more discretion.
Patients who may not want to wear braces might benefit from Invisalign. This innovative treatment uses clear plastic aligners to straighten your teeth instead of brackets and wires. In order to achieve the best results, your aligners will need to be worn for 22 hours per day, but they can easily be removed for eating as well as brushing and flossing.
Aligners fit snugly and are hardly noticeable because they’re clear. They are comfortable and don’t interfere with your daily activities or cause any discomfort the way brackets and wires sometimes do.
Most Invisalign cases can be finished within 15 to 18 months and typically require fewer visits with your dentist because you’ll change your aligners every two weeks at home. Invisalign is an efficient and effective treatment for many teen and adult patients.
Contact Middletown Dental to Learn More about Orthodontics
If you’d like to learn more about how orthodontics can benefit your smile and which options may be right for your needs, contact Middletown Dental today to schedule your consultation with Dr. Sukumar.