Orthodontics

Orthodontics

Orthodontic Dentistry Services


Cosmetic Dentistry Geneva, NY
Orthodontics for Adults
Finger Lakes Dental Care of Victor offers clear, white, and traditional metal braces for adults. We’d be happy to provide you with a FREE orthodontic consultation with Dr. Marshall, and we also have financing available. 

With orthodontic dentistry services, we are able to correct teeth and jaw alignment problems. We will help you increase the overall health of your mouth and bring confidence back to your smile! If you have crowded and overlapping teeth, it’s harder to reach those deep down areas, which increases your risk of tooth decay, gum disease, and even tooth loss. 

The best time to start is now! With early intervention, we can halt unwanted tooth movement. 
Teeth Problems Caused by a Bad Bite
Crooked, overlapping, and crowded teeth can cause a range of problems, including the following:
  • Tooth decay and gum disease - teeth that are not in proper alignment are hard to clean, particularly if they overlap. A build-up of plaque can cause tooth decay and gum disease. 
  • Wear and tear - the teeth of the upper and lower jaw are meant to come together in a specific way, with the upper teeth slightly protruding over the lower teeth. If they are misaligned, the action of chewing may grind the teeth unevenly.
  • Jaw injury - the jaw joint is called the temporo-mandibular joint, which is also known as the TMJ. A bad bite may place stress and strain on this joint; this can cause localized problems such as pain, headaches as well as clicking or grinding noises when the jaw opens and closes.
  • Speech impediments - many sounds are made with the tongue against or near the teeth. Misaligned teeth or jaws can interfere with speech.
  • Self-confidence - a person may be reluctant to smile due to misaligned teeth.
How We Diagnose Orthodontic Problems
We’re able to conduct a number of tests, including the following:
  • Dental X-rays both inside and outside the mouth
  • Photographs both inside and outside the mouth
  • Duplicating your bite in stone casts using impression materials
Initial Planning
Once we identify the problem, our professionals will create a step-by-step plan to correct your bite and teeth. Any existing dental conditions or cosmetic dentistry issues will have to be addressed first before orthodontic treatment can commence. 
Treatment Options
Our range of orthodontic devices include the following: 
  • Braces – which involve cemented brackets and dental glue. This treatment involves visits to our office every few weeks to make adjustments.
  • Elastic or rubber bands – This method is helpful in aligning the jaw. They are attached from the teeth to one of the braces brackets.
The Risks Involved
Some of the risks of orthodontics include: 
  • Difficulty with dental hygiene and teeth cleaning
  • Mouthguards – without one of these, there are risks involved when playing contact sports
  • Relapse – Your teeth fibers have memory, so your teeth will rotate out of alignment once the force on the teeth is removed. It’s important to wear your retainer for the prescribed amount of time.
  • While wearing braces, they may cause soft tissue injuries as they dig into the gums or cheeks.
Cosmetic Dentistry Victor, NY
Six Month Smiles® - What Is Six Month Smiles?
This methodology is a modern twist on traditional orthodontics. With Six Month Smiles’ adult cosmetic braces, we take the best aspects of braces and modify the treatment and materials to find a solution to fit your busy lifestyle. 
  • Average treatment time is only 6 months
  • Clear brackets and tooth-colored wires are barely noticeable
  • Braces are still considered the most reliable orthodontic tool
  • Six Month Smiles Patient Tray Kits™ ensure that your appointments are fast and comfortable
  • Low force and short treatment time will increase your safety and hygiene
  • This option is generally less expensive than braces, aligners, and veneers
If you’re feeling unhappy or embarrassed about your smile, you should really give this revolutionary solution a try. Through a combination of orthodontic techniques, modern materials, and innovative thought, we’re able to give you straighter, more aligned teeth in just six months.
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