Orthodontics in Syracuse by David M. Konys, DDS, MS and Carolyn B. Dragon, DMD, MSD
Orthodontics is a dental specialty that specializes in correcting dental malocclusions, a term that means any form of misalignment in the teeth and/or jaw. By offering orthodontic services at his Syracuse, NY orthodontic offices, Drs. Konys and Dragon help patients achieve straighter smiles.
For more than 30 years, Drs. Konys and Dragon have offered orthodontic interventions, such as metal and ceramic braces, to his patients. In fact, the practice has straightened whole generations of teeth – from serving his patients with braces and years later straightening their children's teeth as well. Through open communication, education and a commitment to patient service, Drs. Konys and Dragon can aid his Syracuse patients with orthodontic treatment that gives long-lasting, beautiful results.
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Syracuse Orthodontic Treatment Options
Drs. Konys and Dragon understand that getting orthodontic treatment is a big decision that may make some patients uneasy. This is why our Syracuse orthodontist utilizes conservative and innovative teeth straightening techniques. The doctors always try to work with the natural space that his patients have for treatment for a full, beautiful smile. Drs. Konys and Dragon provide traditional metal braces as well as ceramic braces and Invisalign®.
Invisalign® vs. Ceramic Braces vs Metal Braces
At their office, Syracuse orthodontics patients have options for correcting their bite and alignment issues.
Traditional metal braces offer the most conservative, predictable results and are strong enough to correct complex problems with both teeth and jaw misalignment. They are typically the most cost-effective approach, as well as what most often is recommended for young patients. The young patients enjoy selecting various colors which can be used on these brackets. For many adults who wish to straighten their teeth without a mouth full of metal, Drs. Konys and Dragon office offers more subtle treatments in the way of clear ceramic braces. Clear ceramic braces use tooth-colored brackets, so patients feel more confident in their appearance in professional and social settings.
For young and mature patients alike, Invisalign® has proven to be an innovative approach to orthodontic care. Using a system of smooth plastic aligner trays, Invisalign® can correct many of the same issues as regular braces without the use of metal brackets. The aligner trays are meant to be worn for at least 22 hours a day and can be removed for eating and routine brushing and flossing.
Each treatment provides its own unique set of benefits. To find out which method will serve you best, contact us to set up your complimentary consultation.
What Are the Benefits of Orthodontic Treatment?
At Drs. Konys and Dragon's Syracuse NY, area office, orthodontic treatments have many benefits to patients. Examples include:
• Aligned teeth are easier to clean and keep clean
• Aesthetic smile enhancement
• Avoidance of a misaligned jaw that can result in temporomandibular joint (TMJ) pain over time
How Long Will I Wear Orthodontic Treatments?
Any patient with bite or jaw alignment problems can benefit from wearing braces. The time a patient spends wears Invisalign®, metal braces, or ceramic braces can depend upon several factors, including how severe the patient's dental issues are and how the teeth respond to orthodontic treatment. You can expect to wear braces for an average of 12-24 months.
To learn if orthodontic treatments could be right for your smile, contact the suburban Syracuse, NY, area orthodontist's office of Drs. Konys and Dragon.