Treatments and Services
Straightening Your Natural Smile
Crooked teeth aren’t uncommon. Many people put off straightening their smile due to time commitments, cost, and fear of discomfort. Not only can a crooked smile lead to confidence issues, but long-term tooth misalignment can also lead to functional issues like decreased chewing, uneven jaw pressure, and jaw pain or deterioration. Our practice knows that straightening your smile is a big commitment, and we are here to help you through every step of the process to give you the smile you’ve dreamt of.
If you’re looking for a way to discreetly straighten your smile in a shorter time frame, Invisalign may be a good option for you. Invisalign is a clear retainer-style straightener, and can be used for both teens and adults. After Dr. Bahadori reviews your smile concerns, you will be scanned with an iTero scanner for proper aligners to customize a treatment plan to correct your teeth misalignment. From there, you will receive a custom-fit aligner as well as a schedule of how often to wear your aligners. Our practice will follow up with you for regular appointments to check your progress and to provide additional retainers as you progress.
Palatal expansion, a common orthodontic treatment, offers numerous benefits for many young patients and is often the precursor to traditional braces. It helps address overcrowding by widening the upper jaw, creating additional space for proper alignment of teeth. This improves aesthetics and enhances facial symmetry, improving your child’s appearance for a lifetime.
Palatal expansion also alleviates breathing difficulties caused by a narrow airway, promoting better airflow and reducing snoring or sleep apnea symptoms. Additionally, it corrects crossbites, reducing the risk of uneven tooth wear and jaw joint problems. This treatment enhances the stability of orthodontic results and creates a more favorable environment for subsequent procedures. Ask Dr. Bahadori if palatal expansion would benefit your child.
Benefits of Invisalign®
Those unfamiliar with Invisalign may be unaware of the extensive benefits that Invisalign can offer. Some of these benefits include:
Flexibility: Invisalign aligners are fully removable, meaning they can be fully cleaned and can allow for a more customized straightening schedule.
Discretion: One of the biggest perks of Invisalign is that they are almost invisible! The lack of coloring on Invisalign means that you can wear it at any time of day, and out in public, without much attention being drawn to your smile.
Minimal to No Pain: While traditional metal braces can cause pain and irritation if not properly fitted, our team can create a more custom mold with your Invisalign. Additionally, the smooth surface of Invisalign retainers keeps you from experiencing sores, redness, or pain/pressure points.
Traditional Orthodontic Options
For those that may not be a good candidate for Invisalign, our practice also offers traditional orthodontic options. One of the most common options are traditional metal braces, which will be fitted onto your teeth, and monitored with regular appointments to ensure your braces remain clean, properly adjusted, and pain-free. For those looking for more discrete traditional braces, our practice offers a more natural look with ceramic braces, which can be clear or tooth-colored.
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Great place very professional and all around good dentist.- Zorielix S
We love Valley Dental. We moved 2 hours away north upstate NY and still drive to NJ for our appointments. You will not be disappointed. Wonderful, friendly and professional dentist office.- Dolores A
Great people. Great service, always very professional.- John E
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I had an amazing experience with both Dr. Bahadori and Dr. Ghorashi! They worked together to create a smile for me which was better than I would have ever imagined. The office is beautiful and the staff has been nothing but wonderful to me and my family.- Kelliann Z