At Dooley Dental in Spring Lake, NJ, patients of all ages come to Dr. Edward J. Dooley for a healthy and beautiful smile. So, does having straight teeth make your smile more beautiful or healthier? The correct answer is both. Obviously, a straight smile is more attractive. But when your teeth are well aligned, you’re also better able to effectively brush and floss for optimal oral health. Thus, a straight smile is not only a matter of cosmetics. For those who want to straighten their teeth, Dr. Dooley and his staff offer several different methods of orthodontics. One is sure to match your smile goals, as well as your budget and schedule.
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If you missed the opportunity to have orthodontic treatment during childhood, then there is no reason to think you’ll never have straight teeth. Dr. Dooley understands that traditional orthodontics may not be a practical option for adults who are busy professionals. For this reason, we offer alternatives that are far less noticeable than braces with metal brackets and wires.
Invisalign® and ClearCorrect® are two orthodontic systems that clear braces to move teeth into proper alignment. With either of these systems, Dr. Dooley develops a treatment plan based on a 3D representation of your teeth and mouth. Invisalign and ClearCorrect follow Dr. Dooley’s plan for the movement of your teeth and fabricate clear plastic aligners that gradually move your teeth into position. Arranged in a series of sequential pairs, you’ll wear each pair for about two weeks and then progress to the next.
Invisalign and ClearCorrect clear braces are removable. So when it’s time to eat or brush and floss, just take out your braces and enjoy all of your favorite foods or perform your regular oral hygiene routine. Orthodontic treatment with Invisalign or ClearCorrect usually takes about one year.
Powerprox Six Month Braces is another clear orthodontic option. These employ the same techniques as traditional braces, but with high-tech wires that have shape memory, which allow your teeth to move automatically to the desired location. Powerprox uses lighter forces to move teeth more continuously throughout treatment and with less discomfort. As the name suggests, patients wearing Powerprox Six Month Braces usually take no longer than six months to have a straighter, more attractive and healthier smile.
In addition to these specialty orthodontic treatments, Dooley Dental also offers comprehensive straight wire braces for all ages. Depending on each individual patient’s unique circumstances, Dr. Dooley may feel that traditional braces with metal brackets and wires are most appropriate. Especially for patients who have a malocclusion—an improper bite—the reliability and proven track record of traditional braces may be the best option for the best results.
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No matter what your age, if you would like to enjoy the cosmetic and oral health benefits of straight teeth, contact Dooley Dental in Spring Lake, NJ. Our family-friendly office proudly serves patients from throughout the surrounding areas of Wall Township, Manasquan, Brielle, Avon, Belmar, and more.