Quality Orthodontic Care for Patients
At her Manlius, NY orthodontist practice, Dr. Dragon helps patients in the Fayetteville, Manlius, and Cazenovia, NY, areas achieve straighter smiles for better oral health.
Orthodontics is the dental specialty that corrects, diagnoses, and prevents malocclusions or misalignments. This includes misalignment of the teeth as well as the jaw. Dr. Dragon completed an additional two years of schooling after graduating dental school to become an orthodontist to help young patients and adults alike achieve straight smiles with an even bite. Dr. David Konys started this practice in 1989, and Drs. Konys & Dragon practiced together before the baton was ultimately passed to Dr. Dragon.
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What Types of Orthodontic Treatments Does Dr. Dragon Offer?
Dr. Dragon offers a number of orthodontic interventions. While they all help to straighten teeth and/or align the jaws, each has unique attributes and benefits offered to patients. Examples of services offered to both adults and young people include:
• Ceramic Braces:
Also known as tooth-colored braces, these braces use tooth-colored brackets to make the braces less noticeable. While they can be an attractive alternative to metal braces, they are slightly more fragile, requiring extra care during treatment.
• Invisalign® and SparkTM Aligners: Clear aligners are an alternative to traditional braces that can correct mild to moderate tooth alignment and bite issues using a system of clear plastic trays. Dr. Dragon will work with you to create a computer-generated image of your desired smile to review with you prior to beginning treatment. You can actually see a projection of your final result before starting! She will then give you dental aligners to wear 22 hours per day to achieve that smile. You will switch the aligners to a new set every week until you achieve your desired results. Dr. Dragon typically schedules her aligner patients on 10-week intervals for the convenience of her patients' busy schedules.
• Metal Braces:
Traditional metal braces are very strong and are well-suited to correcting more severe dental concerns. They have been the standard treatment option for a long time because of their durability and predictability as a treatment option for patients of all ages.
When considering the best orthodontic option for their patients, Dr. Dragon takes into account what will offer her patients the most conservative, long-lasting results.
What Conditions Do Orthodontic Treatments Correct?
Orthodontic treatments can correct a number of dental conditions. If you are uncertain if your oral health concern can be addressed via orthodontic treatment, schedule a consultation with Dr. Dragon to determine what treatment is right for you. Examples of conditions that can be addressed include:
• Crooked teeth
• Crowded teeth
• Gapped teeth
Dr. Dragon offer the latest technology, including digital imaging and digital impressions, to show what a patient's smile could look like after orthodontic treatment. Because they also know a patient's time is valuable, she schedules appropriately so that wait times are minimal during an orthodontic appointment.
For more information on how our office can help you straighten your teeth and jaw alignment, call to make an appointment at our Manlius, NY, orthodontist's office. We happily see patients from the Fayetteville and Cazenovia, NY, area as well!