TREATMENT OPTIONS

Why Orthodontic Treatment?

Straight teeth help an individual’s teeth to effectively bite, chew and speak. Straight teeth contribute to healthy teeth and gums. Properly aligned teeth and jaws may alleviate or prevent physical health problems. Teeth that work better also tend to look better. Literature also supports that broadening of the maxillary arch can improve airway volume and in prevention of sleep apnea.

An attractive smile is a wonderful asset. It contributes to self-esteem, self-confidence and self-image. You may be surprised to learn that straight teeth are less prone to decay, gum disease, and injury. Straight teeth collect less plaque: a colorless film composed of bacteria, food and saliva. Untreated orthodontic problems may become worse, leading to abnormal wear of the teeth, excessive stress on the gum tissue and bone that supports the teeth.

Types of Braces:

We use only the highest quality brackets and never use recycled brackets or wires. 3M Unitek low profile brackets are small, clean, and comfortable. APC-Adhesive Coated Appliance System ensures that no cross contamination occurs between patients.

Carriere® Appliance

Dr. DeMaio also uses the Carriere® appliance; which in many cases, replaces the need for headgear.

The Carriere Distalizer is an orthodontic device developed to correct a bite without removing permanent teeth when teeth have erupted incorrectly.

Clear Alternatives Clear profile braces

3M Clarity brackets bracesWe use Clarity by 3m Unitek brackets that offer a lower profile clear appearance for adults and teens.

Elite Provider for Invisalign® Treatment:

Invisalign Clear BracesDr. DeMaio has been well trained in Invisalign® treatment. This system uses clear aligners to straighten teeth. There can be limitations in this approach dictated by the severity or skeletal nature of the dental problem. Ask Dr. DeMaio if Invisalign® treatment is right for you.

Sterilization procedures are approved and recommended by the American Dental Association. All tissue contact instruments are thoroughly sterilized. Our sterilizers are monitored regularly to ensure their effectiveness and safety. Disposable supplies are used whenever possible and braces and wires are never recycled.

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