Orthodontics

Orthodontics

Smile, it lets your teeth breathe.

While a beautiful, straight smile is very pleasing to look at, there are also more vital reasons for having straight teeth. Misalignment of the teeth can affect your oral health in a variety of ways. Orthodontic treatment eliminates the problems that misaligned teeth can cause and provides you with a beautiful, straight smile you can be proud of.

Les Belles NYC offers orthodontic solutions for misaligned teeth using methods that produce results in less time than traditional braces. Metal wires and brackets are no longer necessary for all cases of misalignment. You now have options when it comes to straightening your teeth. When you make an appointment for a consultation regarding getting your teeth straightened, we will discuss the advantages of the different options. Extensive misalignment of molars, or cases of severe misalignment, may call for traditional braces. If this is the case, we are happy to make a referral to a highly qualified orthodontist.

Most misalignments of anterior teeth respond well to our options for straightening teeth:

Causes and Treatments for Misalignment

Many adults who wore braces as youngsters experience misalignment later in life. Retainers are usually part of the orthodontic treatment and when they are not worn, the teeth will naturally migrate back to their original position. This is known as orthodontic relapse. Additionally, teeth have a tendency to shift during the course of a person’s life whether or not orthodontic treatment was a part of their oral care.

It is also possible to speed up orthodontic work by moving teeth faster than traditional methods. Propel, VPro5 and Acceledent eliminates months from the orthodontic procedure. These methods of accelerating the movement teeth is safe and effective.

AcceleDent and Propel’s VPro5 uses micropulses to accelerate the bone remodeling process and to help better seat Invisalign aligners. Teeth are also able to track more efficiently so the entire process of moving the teeth takes less time. Aligner trays can be changed 50% more often since the teeth move faster; the end result is a more comfortable orthodontic treatment and faster results.

Propel’s Excellerator makes little micro-osteoperforations in the bone between the teeth to be moved. They cause the body’s natural forces to kick in which stimulates the regrowth of bone in the space left by the tooth as it moves into the predetermined position.

Clinical studies have shown teeth can move in half the time of traditional braces using this method. Another advantage of the Propel system is that it can be used with any type of orthodontic treatment to speed up the results.

We know your time is valuable and your appearance is priceless. At Les Belles, we take pride in keeping up with breakthrough advances in dentistry so we can bring our patients treatments that are productive, effective and consistent with a lifestyle. Ask us about Acceledent, Propel and VPro5 as part of your orthodontic treatment.

  • Aaron E.

    Very friendly staff - no wait time at all; Dr. Huang was very friendly and informative, walking me through everything in layman' s terms. Lastly, office is centrally located, right next to Grand Central Station and very accommodating in terms of available hours.

  • Maya K.

    (Verified Patient)

    The most pleasant dentist visit i have had to date. Short wait times, super friendly staff, pleasant and clean looking office overall. Dr Huang sat down and thoroughly examined my teeth and explained my xrays and any questions i had. Cleaning was thorough and painless(have never been able to tolerate the cleanings before). Overall great dentist experience. Definetely recommend to everyone and anyone.

  • Jacklyn F.

    (Verified Patient)

    My visit to Dr. Huang's office could not have gone smoother! She and the entire staff are incredibly friendly. She really does care about her patients - she took the time to explain my xrays to me, giving me care tips and warnings along the way. Most dentists scrape your teeth until they bleed and then herd you out the door. Also, they're open on Sundays which is a HUGE win for those of us with demanding jobs.

  • Andrea F.

    (Verified Patient)

    I waited less than 5 minutes to be seen by Dr. Huang which never happens. She was really nice, thorough in her examination, and made me feel really comfortable. She was able to answer all of my questions and addressed a problem I was having that was never previously acknowledged by my former dentists.