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Orthodontics – Cortlandt, NY

Enjoy Straighter, Healthier, More Confident Teeth

Young woman with braces Wearing braces may seem like a purely aesthetic decision, but there are actually many other valuable, lifelong benefits that patients can take advantage of with this type of treatment. For instance, straighter teeth are much easier to clean with routine brushing and flossing, and misaligned bites that once caused chronic strain can often be corrected. Dr. Taxin offers not only traditional orthodontics here in Cortlandt, but also image-friendly alternatives that can help you maintain a natural appearance throughout the treatment process. To explore your options in greater detail, please don’t hesitate to contact our office today.

Traditional Orthodontics

Teen girl looking at braces

Traditional braces have been a reliable staple for many years now, and their effective nature can correct even the most severe orthodontic concerns in adults and children alike. This system consists of three major components: the brackets, the wire(s), and the elastics.

Brackets are attached to certain tooth surfaces while the elastics (which come in a variety of different colors for patient customization) connect the wires in place over them. The wire then exerts a gradual amount of pressure to shift teeth towards their desired positions. Every treatment plan is different, and the lengths spent wearing braces can span anywhere from six months to well over two years.

Invisalign® Clear Braces

Patient placing Invisalign tray

Of course, some patients struggle with the idea of wearing noticeable, dark-colored braces for months or even years on end. If maintaining a natural, polished appearance is important to you, Dr. Taxin can help you explore Invisalign treatment as a potential alternative. Instead of brackets and wires, patients will wear custom-made aligners that are crafted from clear plastic. Each aligner represents a different stage of tooth movement and will be used for a few weeks at a time before switching to the next appliance in the set. Many patients prefer Invisalign aligners because they are aesthetically subtle, comfortable, and removable when needed. On average, the treatment process is also faster.

Six Month Smiles

Closeup of patient with six month smiles

Six Month Smiles is another orthodontic alternative for patients who prioritize speed and cosmetics above all else. This style of braces is similar to the traditional model, but the components are either clear or tooth-colored for a much more attractive and inconspicuous result. Better yet, because Dr. Taxin will only be focusing on correcting the teeth that clearly show in your smile, your beautiful improvements will be completed in just six months on average.