Gouverneur, NY dentist Dr. Nicholas Gardner offers orthodontic treatment to both enhance your natural smile and address both common and complex dental problems such as an uneven bite or misaligned teeth. Often considered a cosmetic treatment, orthodontics can also serve a variety of restorative purposes for patients with a range of dental problems, including TMJ disorders. Orthodontics can benefit both children and adults and there is a range of treatment options available today to suit your specific needs.
Your orthodontic treatment will depend upon your dental health needs and cosmetic goals determined during your consultation with Dr. Gardner. Dr. Gardner provides convenient, discreet options with clear aligners and can address spacing and overcrowding issues using palatal expanders in both children and adults.
Why Straighten Crooked Teeth?
Crooked and misaligned teeth are more than a cosmetic issue, they can be the underlying reason for a range of dental concerns that can ultimately affect the health and comfort of your smile.
Teeth that are crooked can be difficult to brush and floss effectively, significantly increasing the risk of developing tooth decay and/or gum disease. In addition, misaligned teeth can often be the cause of bite problems by creating an imbalance in the bite when the teeth do not make contact properly.
Orthodontic treatment often goes beyond creating an aesthetically pleasing smile, improving dental health and reducing the risk of bigger problems down the road.
Orthodontic Treatment Options
Dr. Gardner offers comprehensive orthodontic treatment options, including invisible braces. Using the latest techniques for tooth movement, your treatment will provide lasting results that will improve your dental health as well as the aesthetics of your smile. Working closely with Board Certified Orthodontist Dr. Tom Shannon, Dr. Gardner creates personalized treatment plans designed to address any underlying functional or structural problems that can impact the integrity of your result. This collaboration provides a comprehensive approach, combining the general dentistry expertise of Dr. Gardner and the advanced orthodontic training and experience of Dr. Shannon.
- Clear Correct Braces: offering “invisible” treatment for crooked teeth, Clear Correct offers several benefits to patients with comfortable removable aligners.
- Traditional metal braces: for patients with more complex bite or dental problems, Dr. Gardner often recommends traditional braces for the best result.
- Ceramic braces: an option for adult patients who can benefit from orthodontia, clear and ceramic brackets can provide the necessary treatment without being highly noticeable.
Why Choose Dr. Gardner?
The team approach that Dr. Gardner takes when treating orthodontic concerns is based on a comprehensive evaluation of your oral health needs and communication on what your options are and how they will impact the appearance and health of your smile.
Working with Dr. Shannon, Dr. Gardner takes into consideration not only how crooked teeth are affecting the aesthetics of your smile, but also how the structure and function of the bite are impacted. Addressing all of these factors in your treatment plan offers patients the benefit of consistent, personalized care throughout treatment. Dr. Gardner will monitor both the progress of your orthodontic treatment and the stability of your oral health during routine visits and ortho checkups, helping you complete treatment with a beautiful and healthy smile.
Do You Offer Braces For Adults?
Yes. Dr. Gardner provides orthodontic evaluation and treatment for patients of all ages. For adult patients with orthodontic relapse, changes in the fit of the bite and other dental concerns, we offer comprehensive care including palatal expanders.
How Long Is Orthodontic Treatment?
The length of your treatment is dependent upon the type and severity of dental concern(s) being addressed and the type of braces you are receiving. Dr. Gardner will explain all of your suitable treatment options after your consultation and provide details on the expected length of treatment and results.
Does Dental Insurance Cover the Cost of Braces?
In some cases, dental insurance benefits will cover a portion of your overall treatment cost. Our office can work with you on an individual basis to determine if you have ortho benefits and to provide an estimate of your portion of total costs.
Dr. Gardner accepts a range of payment options and also offers the convenience of financing through Care Credit. Qualified patients can receive low and no interest healthcare loans by applying online.