Paul L. Gregory , DDS
General Dentist & Cosmetic Dentist located in Midtown, New York, NY
With modern advances in orthodontics, it has never been easier to achieve a more attractive-looking smile. Paul L. Gregory, DDS, offers highly effective orthodontic treatments at his practice, conveniently located in Midtown West, New York City. He provides options as discreet and easy-to-use as the revolutionary Invisalign® technique that allows you to smile with confidence even during treatment. To learn more, schedule an orthodontics consultation with Dr. Gregory by calling the office or using the online booking tool today.
Orthodontics Q & A
What is orthodontics?
Orthodontic refers to the planned movement of your teeth to deliver a straighter, healthier-looking smile. You’re never too old to receive orthodontic treatment, and Dr. Gregory offers discreet options that minimize insecurities about needing to wear an orthodontic appliance on your teeth as an adult. He also treats children and teens who can then reap the benefits of a more attractive smile for the rest of their lives. Most treatment may not begin until the patient is 8, although, in some instances, it can be started earlier. Early tooth movement is a very important phase of orthodontic care.
Having a straighter smile reduces the risk of future, long-term oral health problems. If you’re considering getting orthodontic treatment to straighten your teeth, let Dr. Gregory talk to you about all the benefits, including the boost in self-confidence you’ll gain.
How does orthodontic treatment work?
Dr. Gregory works closely with you to figure out what type of orthodontics is right for you and your situation. He offers several discreet options that are comparable to Invisalign®, such as:
Six Month Smiles®
This system uses the technology associated with traditional braces to deliver faster results. Six Month Smiles focuses on moving only your front teeth, which are quicker and easier to move than your back teeth. In most cases, moving the back teeth is unnecessary. Most people have an effective bite with no serious spacing issues, so moving the back teeth just leads to extra treatment time, expense, and discomfort.
This system uses clear aligners that apply controlled force to your teeth, promoting movement over time. You wear each set of ClearCorrect aligners for a three-week period, then you begin wearing a new set that continues the planned movement of your teeth. You can take out the aligners when you eat and brush your teeth, otherwise, you need to wear them as much as possible for optimal results.
The purchase of the ClearCorrect system also comes with five years of replacement aligners.
This system is a modern update on the traditional braces system. Fastbraces have a unique design that allows for the movement of the top and root of your teeth simultaneously, promoting faster tooth movement. That means shorter treatment times, fewer in-office visits, and less of a hassle for you.
How long does orthodontic treatment take?
On average, most adult cases take about 18-24 months in order to produce optimal results. However, there are cases where the required tooth movement is minimal and treatment may only last a few months. It really all depends on what type of issue Dr. Gregory is addressing.
No matter what, Dr. Gregory can provide you with an accurate timeline so you know what to expect going into treatment. He also updates you at different stages of your treatment to make sure you understand how you’re progressing and that everything is on schedule.
If you’re interested in learning more about orthodontics and what option may be right for you, call the office or book an appointment online today.