Orthodontics in Newton
Bite misalignment, teeth crowding, overbites, and underbites can do more than impact the look of your smile. Often, these orthodontic problems can have a domino-like effect on other parts of your dentition, from preventing effective oral hygiene to triggering temporomandibular joint dysfunction.
At the Newton dental office of Dr. Ted Filandrianos and Associates, our multi-faceted approach ensures that orthodontic treatment plans comprehensively address the cause of alignment issues and prevent further relapse. By integrating advanced technologies, our Newton dental team is able to ensure lasting results.
Do I Need Braces?
Identifying the need for orthodontic therapy begins with an in-depth analysis of your dentition. At our Newton dental practice, panoramic imaging, digital x-rays, and intraoral cameras are used to identify causes of misalignment. The resulting high quality images are then used to create a comprehensive treatment plan based on your orthodontic needs.
For adult patients with minor to moderate alignment issues, we offer both Invisalign® and 6 Month Smiles as convenient, comfortable means of improving teeth and jaw alignment.
Unlike traditional braces, this system uses a series of clear aligning trays to reposition the teeth over the course of treatment. Patients receive several sets of trays during each visit to our Newton dental office, limiting the overall number appointments, making this an ideal treatment option for busy patients. Since the trays are virtually invisible, Invisalign® is an excellent option for adult patients seeking teeth realignment without the distraction of metal braces.
6 Month Smiles®
6 Month Smiles® uses sets of clear brackets and tooth colored wires to correct teeth misalignment, eliminating the metal appearance of traditional braces. 6 Month Smiles® does not require the same degree of patient compliance as Invisalign®, making it ideal for individuals who may have trouble remembering when to swap out aligning trays. This treatment is most effective when used to correct cosmetic alignment issues, such rotated teeth in the anterior of the smile, making the average course of treatment only about 6 months.
Other Braces Options
In cases of where jaw misalignment has significantly compromised the position of teeth, gnathological orthopedics may be a more efficient solution than Invisalign® or Six Month Smiles®. This jaw re-aligning treatment is conducted using specialized braces by Newton orthodontist Dr. Ramin Mehregan.
Schedule Your Orthodontic Consultation Today
Orthodontic treatment can be a comprehensive method of improving oral health, function and aesthetics. At Ted Filandrianos DMD FAGD and Associates, we are proud to offer a number of solutions tailored to meet your unique alignment needs. Contact our Newton orthodontist today to schedule your braces consultation.