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A Patient's Guide to Invisalign

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Orthodontic treatment can help correct a number of problems, including crowded or crooked teeth. Clear aligners, such as those used in the Invisalign system, are a form of orthodontic treatment that can bring the teeth into proper alignment. Take a closer look at the Invisalign treatment system to learn more:                                                                                   

  • What Is Invisalign?

The Invisalign system is an orthodontic treatment that uses a series of clear aligners to gradually move the teeth into proper alignment. In order to begin treatment with Invisalign, a patient’s teeth must be carefully evaluated. A treatment plan is then established, and the trays are custom-made to move the teeth into precise positions over the course of treatment.

  • What Are the Benefits of Invisalign?

Patients who undergo treatment with Invisalign experience several benefits. First, having teeth that are in proper alignment can boost a person’s confidence and oral health, as it is easier to clean between straight teeth. In addition, Invisalign’s clear aligners are nearly invisible, making them extremely difficult to detect. The aligners are removable, which makes it easier to maintain oral hygiene during treatment. Patients also find Invisalign to be more comfortable than traditional braces, as there are no metal wires involved that may poke the gums and cheeks.

  • Where Should I Go for Invisalign?

For successful treatment with Invisalign, it is essential to have the trays fitted and designed by an expert in tooth alignment. While a dentist may be able to provide Invisalign trays, an orthodontist’s extensive knowledge and experience in aligning teeth ensures optimal orthodontic treatment. An orthodontist can create a treatment plan that will not only straighten the teeth, but also correctly align the top and bottom rows of teeth with each other. This will provide patients with a smile that not only looks great, but is also comfortable too.

Dr. David Seligman with Seligman Orthodontics on Park Avenue is an orthodontist who can provide patients with a straighter smile using Invisalign or other orthodontic treatments. To learn more about the importance of visiting an orthodontist for this kind of treatment or to schedule an Invisalign consultation, call us today at (888) 785-6413.


Looking For More Information About Orthodontics? Visit These Sites

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When should your child begin orthodontic treatment? How does the Insignia system reduce the treatment time required with braces? Learn more about the Insignia system and the signs that your child may benefit from orthodontics with these great resources.

  • Explore this Colgate.com article for more information on the field of orthodontics.
  • Learn more about the various types of oral malocclusions with this overview from WebMD.com.
  • Check out this article from the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry to learn more about the benefits of early orthodontic treatment.  
  • This article from the American Dental Association provides information on when orthodontic treatment should begin in children.
  • Visit this article from InsigniaSmile.com to learn more about the benefits of the Insignia System.

For more information on our services, give Dr. David Seligman with Seligman Orthodontics a call at (888) 785-6413 today!

 


Upper East Side Orthodontist: David Seligman Orthodontics

Undergoing orthodontic treatment is a great way to get the smile you’ve always wanted. In order to reap the full benefits of your orthodontic treatment, however, you want to find an orthodontist with whom you feel most comfortable.

In this video, we take a closer look at Seligman Orthodontics on Park Avenue. Dr. David Seligman and his staff provide a unique, comfortable experience to both patients and their families. As a board-certified orthodontist, Dr. Seligman is committed to excellence and offers the highest level of personalized care available. Learn more in this full clip.

Seligman Orthodontics is a patient-focused practice with a number of treatment plans to meet your specific needs. Call us at (888) 785-6413 to set up a consultation.


How Does Dr. Seligman Shorten the Length of Your Treatment?

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Despite the technological advancement of orthodontic appliances over the past several years, the treatment time associated with braces often deters individuals from improving the condition of their smiles. Fortunately, there are a number of treatment methods available for patients interested in a faster, more comfortable alternative. 

Dr. David Seligman with Seligman Orthodontics uses an advanced computer system known as Insignia, which combines digital treatment planning with custom-made brackets and arch wires to meet each patient’s specific dental anatomy. This fully interactive computer software and orthodontic appliance system can be used in conjunction with a number of orthodontic treatment methods, including the Damon™ System, Inspire ICE™, and traditional metal braces.

After your orthodontist has completed your initial oral examination and determined your overall candidacy, an impression of your teeth will be made to be used later in the Insignia smile design lab. This mold is then transformed into a 3D representation of your bite so that the braces and arch-wires can be created to the exact specifications of your teeth.

By calculating the most optimal orthodontic treatment plan for each patient, the Insignia software and appliance system allows Dr. Seligman to correct a number of malocclusions in fewer office visits. The Insignia system also provides for precise, predictable results that can be determined before treatment is even initiated. This personalized treatment system not only reduces the length of time you would typically wear braces, but it also provides exceptional comfort.

With several years of experience, Dr. David Seligman with Seligman Orthodontics is devoted to providing patients with the highest level of customer service and orthodontic care possible. Find out whether or not you’re a candidate for clear braces or the Invisalign system by contacting our Park Avenue office at (888) 785-6413. You can also visit us online to learn more about your orthodontic options.  


How Do You Know If Your Child Needs Orthodontic Treatment?

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Orthodontics refers to a type of dentistry that focuses on correcting improperly positioned teeth and jaws. While a number of individuals choose to improve their smile later in life, earlier orthodontic treatment often provides for faster, more efficient results. Keep reading to learn the signs that your child may require orthodontic treatment:

One of the first ways to determine whether or not your child needs orthodontic treatment is to check for signs of a noticeable malocclusion. Also known as a “bad bite,” the phrase oral malocclusion is used to describe a number of abnormalities with the formation of the teeth and jaw. Some of the most common oral malocclusions to look out for include:

  • Overbite: This is when the upper teeth reach too far down past the lower teeth.
  • Underbite: An underbite occurs when the lower teeth extend past the upper teeth.
  • Open bite: When the front upper and lower teeth do not overlap, the patient has an open bite.
  • Crossbite: This is when the upper teeth do not fit properly into the lower teeth.
  • Misplaced midline: When the front center line between the upper teeth do not align with the center of the lower teeth, the patient has a misplaced midline.
  • Upper protrusion: This occurs when the front teeth are pushed outwards.

Your child may also require orthodontic treatment if they are suffering from spacing problems or overcrowding. 

The best way to determine if your child needs orthodontic treatment is to set up an initial consultation with an orthodontist. The American Dental Association recommends that all children undergo an orthodontic evaluation by age seven while they still have a mix of both primary and permanent teeth. This will help your child’s orthodontist identify problems with jaw growth and emerging teeth early on—often decreasing the length of the treatment time.

Whether your child is interested in braces or clear braces, Dr. David Seligman with Seligman Orthodontics is here to help. We also provide Invisalign braces. Learn more about your treatment options by contacting our office at (888) 785-6413.


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