Serious effort is needed to care for your braces, and you should start by making sure to see our Downtown Manhattan orthodontist, at Dental Specialty Associates, for each of your scheduled appointments. If you fail to keep your scheduled appointments, you may end up having to wear your braces for longer than anticipated plus you can miss out on needed maintenance due to any damage. Our educated doctors suggest you take care of your teeth as if you weren’t wearing braces by brushing after every meal and flossing. We will demonstrate the proper way to floss around your braces and how to use a small brush specifically designed for cleaning braces and getting rid of food particles brushing can miss. Contact our Downtown Manhattan orthodontist if a wire pops loose or a piece of your braces falls off so it can be repaired before the damage gets worse. We will also want to know if you play any sports where there is any danger of getting hit in your mouth and we will talk about wearing a mouth guard.In continued effort to keep your braces clean, there are some types of food that should be avoided while wearing them. Our Downtown Manhattan orthodontist informs our patients that eating foods that are not compatible with their braces can damage or dislodge them. Hard foods are notorious for dislodging braces and should never be eaten while wearing your appliance. Some prime examples of hard food to be avoided are handy candy, large nuts and hard pretzels. Other types of foods to avoid are most chewy or sticky foods such as jelly beans and tootsie rolls, beef jerky, bagels and chewing gum. Popcorn should also be avoided when wearing braces since the kernel husk frequently lodges between your tooth and gum. We will further explain that foods and beverages high in sugar content should be used sparingly. Sugar contributes to tooth decay so after drinking or eating something sugary, you should make sure to brush. If it is impossible to brush, it can help to at least “swish” and rinse your mouth thoroughly with water. Some inedible items such as pens, pencils and fingernails, are often chewed and can easily damage your braces.
Everyone dreams of having that straight, gleaming, and professional looking smile. Yet, few people dream of achieving that smile by enduring the tedious, painful, and distracting mouth full of outdated metal braces. Now you can have your cake and eat it too (literally)! Our Downtown Manhattan Orthodontists at Dental Specialty Associates specialize in Invisalign® Orthodontics, the secret to the confident smile you’ve always wanted. Invisalign® aligners are invisible, comfortable, and even removable. They are a great option for children, teenagers, and adults alike. Functional and virtually undetectable, braces have never been more suited to your smile and lifestyle.At Dental Specialty Associates, our Downtown Manhattan Orthodontists are trained and experienced in this widely popular method. While they look nothing like their metal bracket counterparts, Invisalign® works to correct the same orthodontic issues like underbites, overbites, cross bites, crooked teeth, and other flaws that might occur in the teeth and jaw. They are especially popular amongst adults because of their highly undetectable nature. You can wear them with confidence all day, even throughout social and professional events. They consist of a series of clear aligners that gradually shift your teeth to perfection over time. The aligners are removed to eat, drink, and clean your teeth.
Taking the first step towards your gleaming grin is even easier. Fill out an electronic appointment form on Dental Specialty Associates’ website, or give us a call and one of our experienced dentists and orthodontists will be glad to explain Invisalign® in detail to you. In addition to our efficient appointment system, we ensure that our patients are happy and comfortable with every facet of their experience at our dental office. At Dental Specialty Associates, we are always working hard to make our dental office as welcoming and comforting as possible. Our well trained staff is experienced with our cutting edge facilities. You can rest easy knowing our equipment is clean and sterilized using the topmost standard techniques as recommended by the ADA, and that your overall health and experience matters the most to us.
Convenience and comfort are key. Our office is located for your ease at 225 Broadway, Suite 101, New York, NY 10007, and directions are easily found at our website. There, you can also find our vast list of insurance and union plans we accept. Taking care of yourself, your family, and all the precious smiles in your life is easier than ever when you visit our Downtown Manhattan orthodontists and dentists at Dental Specialty Associates. If orthodontics is something you’ve always needed to improve your smile, but thought would be too much of a hassle, now is an excellent time to take that leap. You’ll be so excited to start your Invisalign® Orthodontics treatment, you won’t be able to stop from smiling.