An uneven bite, or malocclusion, can ruin an otherwise beautiful smile. It can also hamper eating, speaking and have negative effects on facial structure. Dr. Victor Pardi, DDS has been helping people in our community and the neighboring towns correct malocclusions for over 15 years. As an orthodontist our doctor specializes in treating malocclusions, crooked teeth, uneven teeth, spaces as well as many other problems of the mouth and jaw. There are many different treatment methods that an orthodontist employs to correct a misaligned bite but the most common treatment method entails the use of braces in Pound ridge.
Braces in Pound Ridge are usually involved at some point during the majority of orthodontic treatments. Traditional braces place metal brackets on the front of the teeth that are joined by metal arch wires that control the movement of teeth through the amount of tension they exert on a particular tooth. These braces have been highly effective for generations. Many people, especially adults who now make up a growing segment of orthodontic patients do not like the look and feel of metal braces, so our practice also offers clear ceramic braces, which replaces the metal brackets with clear or tooth-colored ceramic brackets and uses clear plastic arch wires. It is much harder to detect ceramic braces in the mouth but they are highly effective in correcting malocclusions.
As an alternative to braces in Pound Ridge our practice offers the Invisalign System, which doesn’t use brackets and arch wires but instead straightens teeth through a series of custom fabricated clear plastic trays. The trays are worn all day but can be removed for eating and tooth brushing. Each tray is worn for about two weeks and is then replaced by the next in the series until all have been used. The number of trays in the series depends on the degree of movement needed. Besides being removable for eating and tooth cleaning the biggest advantage of the Invisalign system is that it is virtually invisible. Make an appointment with our office and let Dr. Pardi help you make your smile perfect.