Orthodontics

Orthodontics is the branch of dentistry that focuses on aligning the teeth and jaws to improve the look and health of the smile. At Dr. Yeh and Associates, our talented team performs orthodontic screenings and offers clear aligner therapy for those that qualify. c

Crooked Teeth are More Than an Aesthetic Problem

While many seek orthodontic treatment for a better-looking smile, straightening the teeth comes with many health benefits, including:

  •         Easier to clean
  •         Less wear and tear
  •         Improved digestion
  •         Clearer speech
  •         Potential chronic pain relief in the jaws, head, and neck 

Procedure

How does orthodontic treatment work? Before officially starting orthodontic treatment, we request that you schedule an initial consultation at our Bloomfield, NJ, dental office. At this consultation, we will confirm eligibility:

If you do not qualify for clear aligner therapy, we can refer you to an orthodontic specialist.

If you qualify for clear aligner therapy, we will take scans of your teeth, plan your tailored, clear aligner journey, and review the scope of treatment to show you how straight your teeth should look after orthodontic treatment. Once your clear aligners have been fabricated, we will for your first set of aligners. Moreover, we require that our orthodontic patients visit monthly to receive a fresh set of aligners and to ensure that treatment is going according to plan. When treatment is complete, we’ll ask you to wear a retainer to preserve your hard work by keeping your teeth in their newly aligned position.

Dr. Yeh and Associates: Your Premiere Essex County Clear Aligner Provider

For convenience and care for our patients, Dr. Yeh and Associates offers the SureSmile® system for in-house orthodontic treatment. SureSmile is an orthodontic treatment that gradually straightens teeth without the bulky brackets and wires required for traditional metal braces. Instead, the SureSmile system straightens teeth by wearing a series of clear, custom-fit, removable aligners.

Sometimes called “invisible braces” or “clear braces,” clear aligners are a technological advancement that has made orthodontic treatment less noticeable while moving teeth and aligning jaws to create a healthy, beautiful smile.  

Need More Information about Orthodontic Treatment in Montclair, NJ?

Before starting orthodontic treatment, it’s essential to understand your current alignment and where our phenomenal team can take it. If you’re looking for orthodontic treatment in Verona, Bloomfield, or surrounding areas, look no further. Book your next dental appointment at Dr. Yeh and Associates by calling (973) 338-9595 or messaging us online.

Additionally, feel free to read through our frequently asked questions about orthodontics (and make sure to write and down and bring your other questions to your next dental appointment at our Bloomfield, NJ, dental office): 

1. How often do I switch SureSmile aligners?

SureSmile aligners are worn for two weeks before you switch to a new set of aligners, though this can vary. This is the typical wear time for most invisible braces and clear aligners. It’s possible that if your dentist decides that you aren’t ready to move on to your next aligner during one of your monthly check-ins, you’ll need to continue wearing your current set for a bit longer. Still, it won’t be much longer, as these aligners aren’t designed to withstand continued wear. 

2. Clears Aligners vs. Braces: Which should I choose?

While both orthodontic treatments can effectively straighten teeth, the SureSmile system boasts certain advantages over metal braces. Many patients prefer SureSmile clear aligners because they are less noticeable, removable, and convenient. 

3. How long does SureSmile take?

For those wanting to improve their dental health and aesthetics through orthodontic treatment drastically, it’s natural to wonder about treatment timelines. The average treatment time for SureSmile aligners is around 6 to 12 months, which is typical for invisible braces.