Lingual Braces in Denville, NJ

Braces are orthodontic devices that give patients straight, evenly spaced teeth and align the upper and lower teeth for proper biting and chewing. Having a straighter, more attractive smile is often a confidence booster for children, teens, and adults. There are a wide variety of braces available. Traditional metal braces are the most commonly used treatment method. However, tooth-colored braces, lingual braces and clear aligner trays are also popular. Advances in technology and dental materials make today's braces more effective and comfortable than ever.

Why Choose Braces?

Braces offer an opportunity to make your teeth look their very best. However, fixing tooth and bite alignment problems does more than create an even, beautiful smile. Crooked and crowded teeth are difficult to clean properly. Having straight teeth can reduce the risk of oral disease like cavities and periodontitis (the leading causes of adult tooth loss). Better alignment can also reduce abnormal wear and tear on the chewing surfaces of molars. For children, orthodontic treatment has the added advantage of promoting proper jaw growth and facial symmetry.

Lingual braces have brackets and arch wires too. However, the brackets are attached to the lingual surface of each tooth (the side facing inward toward the tongue). This means they aren't readily visible when you smile. Unlike traditional braces, these brackets are custom made from a mold of your teeth. However, the way the arch wire is tightened periodically to keep teeth moving in the right direction is similar.

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Michael Arvystas‚ DMD
New York City Location

24 Washington Square North
New York‚ NY 10011

New Jersey Location

10 Broadway
Denville‚ NJ 07834

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