NYC Cosmetic Dentists Serving Manhattan and New York, NY
At NYC Smile Design we use removable appliances to broaden a smile, widen an arch, align crooked teeth and adjust tilted teeth. A benefit of removable orthodontics is that they can be removed when you are in a situation where having braces would make you self-conscious. Another benefit is that because they are removable, cleaning your teeth is easier. The use of these appliances is case-selective and for many situations, this is an excellent option provided your compliance is excellent.
With removable orthodontics, you wear a removable retainer-like appliance that has various springs and attachments on it to create pressure to move the teeth into alignment. There are different appliances that we use to align your teeth into a great smile and/or establish a physiological healthy occlusion or bite. They can be fabricated in a variety of materials, and each is effective in its own way. Some are metal, some are clear acrylic and some are a combination of both.
ALF stands for Advanced Lightwire Functional appliance. It is a gentle method to align teeth and improve the bite without braces. It is a cosmetic appliance- barely visible and lightweight and does not cross the palate or interfere with speech or proper tongue positioning. It gently aligns cranial bones to produce orthopedic changes that support a stable and comfortable musculature-ultimately allowing for accurate mandibular positioning, enhanced airway space and a healthy TMJ.
To find out if removable orthodontics in New York City is the right solution for straightening your teeth discreetly, please contact NYC Smile Design using our online form or call 212-452-3344 today.