The Right Fit For You.
Dental technology is always getting better. Get the latest orthodontic treatments at Zeifman Orthodontics. By pairing state-of-the-art technology with our thorough understanding of the movement and growth of the teeth and jaws, we’re able to successfully treat many dental issues, like:
- Crowded teeth
- Gaps between teeth
- Protruding teeth
- Impacted teeth
A majority of the patients we treat will end up choosing traditional metal braces as a way to straighten their teeth. While metal braces are the most common type of orthodontic treatment, you have several other options as well.
After your free initial consultation, Dr. Zeifman will to you about which treatment would be right for you based on your unique needs and smile goals.
Fixed vs. Removable Appliances
It’s important to understand the difference between fixed and removable appliances. Fixed appliances, like braces, are attached to your teeth and aren’t taken off until treatment is complete.
Removable appliances, like Invisalign’s aligner system, are worn about 20-22 hours a day but can be taken off easily.
Aside from the obvious differences, Invisalign aligners are best at treating mild to moderate orthodontic problems. Fixed appliances are generally needed for more serious and comprehensive treatment.
LightForce Metal Braces
Metal braces are the most widely used type of fixed orthodontic appliance, thanks to their reputation as a reliable, effective, and economical treatment option. They're typically made of a mix of high-grade stainless steel, nickel, and other metals.
Zeifman Orthodontics is proud to offer LightForce metal braces, which are custom-made to fit your smile and can make your time in braces shorter and more comfortable.
Though other metal braces can be bulky, awkward, or even painful, LightForce metal braces are smaller, lighter, and more comfortable to wear than ever before.Learn More
LightForce Ceramic Braces
While traditional metal braces remain the most popular option for orthodontic treatment, ceramic braces can be a great choice for some patients. Sometimes known as clear braces, these provide a much less noticeable method of treatment.
LightForce ceramic braces use the same components as metal braces, but instead of metal, the brackets on the front side of the teeth are made of see-through ceramic material.
Although the technology behind ceramic braces is constantly improving, they currently do tend to be a little less durable than their metal counterparts and are slightly more likely to break.Learn More
Invisalign & Invisalign for Teens
Unlike traditional braces, this kind of orthodontic treatment doesn’t rely on a system of metal or ceramic brackets and wires. The Invisalign system is made up of a series of fully customized, clear trays called aligners that are nearly invisible and completely removable.
Their soft plastic also means no friction or abrasions inside your mouth, so they’re more comfortable to wear. The aligners are changed out weekly, and when worn the recommended 20-22 hours per day, will gradually move your teeth into the best position for your smile.
As mentioned, Invisalign works best with mild to moderate orthodontic issues, so it may not be the best choice for everyone. At your free consultation, we can find out if Invisalign is right for you.Invisalign Invisalign for Teens