Adequate Gingiva Display
Self-ligating, or tieless, braces do not require the elastic ties that hold the wire in place on the bracket. As a result, they require fewer office visits and adjustments and are smaller and lighter than traditional braces. Patients enjoy the ease of use and more aesthetic appearance of these braces that are available in silver or clear.
Virtually invisible, there are several advantages clear brackets have over traditional braces and aligners. Clear braces combine tieless braces with high technology archwires that are clinically proven to move teeth fast and comfortably with truly spectacular smile and facial results. Available from skilled orthodontists, clear braces combine the best of traditional metal braces and invisible aligners to deliver a discrete treatment experience with results that go beyond straight teeth.
Traditional metal braces today attach only to the front of the tooth without the wide and painful bands that used to wrap all the way around. The metal braces we use are small and comfortable. The wire is held in place with either brace-matching silver ties or any color of the rainbow! Many of our younger patients (and some of our adults!) enjoy choosing colors to make their own patterns and change them for holidays, favorite, or school colors.
Invisalign Teen combines all the features that make the adult system great with strategic additions that are ideal for teens. The clear, removable aligners of, Invisalign Teen include blue dots that indicate how much they’ve been worn, and some replacement aligners are included.
Invisalign Adult is easily the most well-known braces alternative. Utilizing clear, removable aligning trays rather than braces, you can correct your smile without anyone knowing you are in treatment. And since they are removable, you don’t need to alter your diet or how you brush and floss
Early Treatment: Age 7
Obstructive Sleep Apnea
Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA) has largely gone unrecognized in children but can have serious implications. Although the collapse of soft structures in the back of the mouth and throat while sleeping is what disrupts breathing and sleep, the culprit is most often a narrow upper palate. In children, this often presents as snoring and behavior disorders. OSA can contribute to growth problems, failure to thrive, Type 2 diabetes, ADD, ADHD, and autism. When diagnosed early, treatment focuses on growth oriented orthodontics (jaw expansion, advancement of the upper and/or lower jaws to create room for the tongue and open the airway) and tonsil/adenoid and allergy correction rather than pulling teeth or using headgear (which can actually decrease the airway).
Although 7-8 years of age is an important age for orthodontic correction, we can make a big difference in 3-6 year olds with some non-invasive and timely care.
Obstructive Sleep Apnea
Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA) is a potentially serious sleep disorder in which breathing repeatedly stops and starts during sleep. Complications can include: snoring, high blood pressure, awakening while gasping for air, daytime drowsiness, diabetes, and many more! Misaligned teeth or jaws could be the cause and straight teeth could be the cure! Dr. Lipkin is trained to treat OSA in both children and adults.
TruDenta® is a life changing treatment that can provide effective, long term relief of TMJ/TMD, chronic migraines and headaches and other painful conditions. This pain-free, drug-free and needle-free system can provide long lasting relief using clinically proven devices typically used in sports medicine to evaluate and treat head pain.During your exam Dr. Lipkin will evaluate your range of motion, bite force balance using 3-D digital technology, and trigger points to customize an effective treatment plan to relieve pain and improve jaw function.