Orthodontics in Westchester

At Fine Orthodontics, we provide a full range of orthodontic services with offices in Mt. Kisco and Katonah.

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Types of Orthodontic Treatments


Orthodontics are best known for straightening teeth, but may also be used to correct an overbite, an underbite, a deep bite, a cross bite, malocclusion, and many other flaws in the jaws or teeth. While a beautiful smile is certainly one goal for treatment, correct tooth alignment and good oral health are critical to overall health.

Dental technology has vastly improved and expanded in the past few years, and we now offer a wide variety of solutions. The patient experience has improved and today’s options are less conspicuous than the full braces that were common in the past.

Your visit will begin with a consultation with the doctor to go over the best alternatives for your orthodontic care. Drs. Fine and Eder will address any questions you may have regarding your treatment and will provide a plan for orthodontic therapy.

Click below to explore the different types of orthodontic solutions we offer:


Metal braces and wires made from stainless steel remain the most popular choice for braces and are very effective.

Metal-Braces

Less visible clear braces are made of a ceramic material. Although wires are still used, the overall appearance is more esthetic.

Clear-Orthodontic-Brackets

Invisalign® takes a modern approach to straightening teeth, using a custom-made series of aligners. These aligner trays are made of smooth, comfortable and virtually invisible plastic that you wear over your teeth. Wearing the aligners will gradually and gently shift your teeth into place, based on the exact movements your orthodontist plans out for you. There are no metal brackets to attach and no wires to tighten. You just pop in a new set of aligners approximately every two weeks, until your treatment is complete. You’ll achieve a great smile with little interference in your daily life. The best part about the whole process is that most people won’t even know you’re straightening your teeth.
Once treatment is complete, a retainer is worn for a period of time, usually just at night. The retainer helps maintain the new smile and also allows for small adjustments, if needed, once the braces have been removed.

Orthodontic-Retainer

clear-retainer


Specific Conditions We Treat


Here are the orthodontic conditions that benefit from braces:


Gaps between the teeth allow food particles to more easily get stuck and are often esthetic concerns.
Overbite is the term used when the top teeth are too far forward to correctly make contact with the lower teeth. This can be caused by thumb or finger sucking or simply by genetics or specific bone development patterns. This condition can cause unhealthy wear patterns in the teeth, and is often an esthetic concern.
Underbite is the term used when the lower teeth are further forward than the upper teeth. It can be caused by irregular jaw growth in either the upper or lower jaw, or both. Missing upper teeth can also contribute to the development of an underbite. This condition can cause unhealthy wear patterns in the teeth, and is often an esthetic concern.
In a healthy bite, the outside ridge of the lower teeth will make contact with the middle of the upper teeth. A crossbite occurs when some of the lower teeth edges are outside of the upper teeth edges. This can be result of the upper and lower jaws being misaligned. This condition can cause unhealthy wear patterns on the teeth, gum disease and bone loss.
Open Bite describes the condition that occurs when several upper and lower teeth are unable to make contact with each other. This can be caused by thumb or finger sucking or simply by genetics or specific bone development patterns. An open bite can make it difficult (or even painful) to bite or chew and can sometimes interfere with speech. This condition can also lead to TMJ problems.
Overcrowding occurs when there is not enough space in the mouth for all of the teeth to fit with correct alignment. There are several ways this condition may be treated but it is important to treat because crowded or crooked teeth can make it difficult to brush and floss to maintain oral health. Failure to correct crowded teeth may result in increased gum disease and tooth decay. Crowded teeth may become more crooked over time.