Orthodontics in Somerset, NJ
At Smile Designs 101, our Somerset dental practice
provides patients with the smile they have always wanted. Dr. Kosmas Kasimatis and his team of dental professionals
offer alternative orthodontic treatments as part of a cosmetic treatment plan or as one phase of a full mouth rehabilitation case. The orthodontic procedures offered by Dr. Kasimatis will help to keep teeth looking great and create a healthier bite, improving overall dental function!
Orthodontics is the practice of straightening teeth through various procedures and appliances. When teeth are crowded or misaligned, they are more difficult to clean and more prone to oral disease. Poor bite can also lead to jaw problems such as TMD, making it difficult and uncomfortable for patients chew, swallow, speak, or even breathe. By correcting these issues with orthodontic treatments, patients can transform their smiles and improve their oral health. And of course, a more attractive smile puts our patients at ease and improves their self-confidence.
Types of Orthodontic Care at Smile 101
Somerset dentist Dr. Kasimatis offers several braces options to address orthodontic conditions and conveniently performs the treatments from the comfort of his Somerset practice:
Invisalign® - Invisalign®’s clear aligners are a popular option for adults and some teenagers. The clear aligners are made of a transparent plastic shaped and gradually move the teeth by applying pressure to problem areas. To start Invisalign® care, Dr. Kasimatis uses digital impressions to develop a comprehensive treatment plan and to create your aligning trays. Patients wear their clear trays for approximately two weeks at a time. After two weeks, the patients swap them out for the next set and the process is repeated. The treatment plan is usually completed within 12-18 months. Invisalign aligners are removable so patients can eat without restrictions and still thoroughly clean their teeth and aligners.
ClearCorrect™ – Similar to Invisalign®, ClearCorrect™ aligners are virtually unnoticeable and the treatment process takes less time than that of traditional metal braces. ClearCorrect™ aligners can address many dental problems including crowded teeth, teeth with large gaps between them, overbites, underbites and crooked teeth. ClearCorrect™ is designed to provide patients with an affordable and comfortable orthodontic experience.
Simpli5 – This orthodontic treatment also provides patients with a clear aligner to address minor to moderate dental crowding or spacing issues, or to help realign previously straightened teeth. Up to five sequential trays are used to incrementally move the teeth into the desired location without the discomfort associated with metal braces and wires. Simpli5 is also affordable for many patients, and on average costs approximately half that of the other orthodontic options. They can be used to treat one or both arches and treatment usually takes around six months to complete.
For more information on orthodontic options offered at our Somerset office, please contact us today to schedule an appointment. We are happy to address any questions you may have about orthodontics and clear brace alternatives.