Orthodontics & Appliances in Westbury, NY

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Achieve Your Ideal Smile With Customized Orthodontic Solutions

Orthodontic appliances have come a long way since the days of bulky metal braces. At Westbury Dental Spa, we offer various solutions to help straighten your teeth and improve your smile. Whether you’re a teenager or an adult, there’s an orthodontic appliance that can work for you. Explore the different types of orthodontic appliances with Dr. Farhana Oza-Chughtai, one of the best dentists in Westbury, NY.

Benefits of Orthodontics

Orthodontic treatment provides a wide range of benefits, including:

  • Improved Appearance: Orthodontic appliances can correct misaligned teeth and jaws, resulting in a more attractive smile.
  • Reduced Risk of Dental Problems: Misaligned teeth can lead to dental problems such as cavities, gum disease, and even tooth loss. Orthodontic treatment can reduce the risk of these problems by properly aligning the teeth and jaws.
  • Improved Bite Function: Misaligned teeth can affect your ability to chew properly and speak clearly. Orthodontic treatment can restore your bite force so you can enjoy your favorite foods
  • Reduced Risk of Tooth Damage: Misaligned teeth can put excessive pressure on certain teeth, which can lead to premature wear and tear or even tooth fractures. By correcting the alignment of your teeth, orthodontic treatment can help reduce the risk of such damage.

Types of Orthodontic Appliances

Traditional Metal Braces

Metal braces are the most common orthodontic appliance. They’re made up of brackets and wires bonded to the teeth. Braces apply gentle pressure to the teeth, gradually moving them into the desired position.

Clear Aligners

Clear aligners, such as Invisalign, are a popular alternative to traditional braces. These virtually invisible plastic trays are custom-made to fit over the teeth and apply pressure to move them into place.


Retainers are worn after braces or other orthodontic treatments to maintain the new position of the teeth. They can be removable or fixed and are worn for several months or years.

Palatal Expanders

Palatal expanders widen the upper jaw to create more space for crowded teeth or to correct a narrow palate. These appliances are typically worn for a few months and are adjusted periodically by an orthodontist.

Frequently Asked Questions

Discover Which Appliance Best Meets Your Orthodontic Needs

Don’t let orthodontic problems get in the way of your life. At Westbury Dental Spa, our skilled dentists offer personalized orthodontic appliances to help you achieve your best smile. We welcome patients from Garden City, New Cassel, and Salisbury, NY. Call our Westbury office today at (516) 282-5100 to schedule an appointment. You can also book a consultation online by filling out our contact form.

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