Are you frequently hiding your smile because of crooked teeth? Have you avoided orthodontic treatment with traditional metal braces?
Cohoes NY dentist Dr. Frederick Marra offers treatment options for enhancing your smile and improving your oral health with straight teeth. Crooked teeth can be more than a cosmetic concern- they can be the underlying cause of many common dental problems including tooth decay and an uneven bite. Straightening your smile will boost your confidence and help you to enjoy a healthier, more functional smile.
Straightening Teeth With Invisible Braces
Dr. Marra offers comfortable, convenient orthodontic treatment with Invisalign® or Clear Correct. Appealing for adults as well as teens, invisible braces can treat a wide range of cosmetic and dental health related concerns discreetly. Clear Correct and Invisalign will gradually reposition your teeth using a series of clear aligners that can be removed for eating and daily oral hygiene.
Typical treatment time is 9-15 months, during which you will visit our Cohoes dentist office every 6 weeks for check ups. Once treatment is complete, a retainer is recommended to maintain your new smile.
Straightening Teeth Without Braces
Dr. Marra will meet with you to thoroughly evaluate your dental health, discuss your cosmetic goals and recommend appropriate treatment options. In cases where a patient does not want orthodontic treatment or it is not the most suitable option, Dr. Marra may recommend one of the following to achieve your goals:
- Teeth bonding: for minor concerns, gaps between teeth or misshapen teeth that are not affecting the function of the bite, tooth bonding can be an economical option
- Dental crowns: if a single tooth is misaligned, a dental crown can often change the shape and adjust the biting surface for improved oral health
- Porcelain veneers: if there is not a bite problem, dental veneers can be used to provide a straighter appearance and improve the color of your teeth/li>
Schedule A Consultation
If you would like to discuss your concerns with Dr. Marra or learn more about how invisible braces and alternative treatments can enhance your natural smile, come in for a consultation. Our dentist office is conveniently located in downtown Cohoes, NY and serves the greater Albany area. Call our office at (518) 650-1930 or request an appointment online.