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Once the main part of orthodontic treatment is done, it’s natural to want to show off your new smile and start reaping the benefits of having your concerns resolved. But, it is important to note that your newly aligned teeth will not remain straight without something to hold them in place. All patients will require an orthodontic retainer as the final step of the treatment process – and wearing the… Continue Reading

Dr. Patrick T. Cuozzo wants every patient to receive the benefits of straight teeth and a beautiful smile. Although some patients worry about the cost of orthodontics, there may be more options available to have a portion of the treatment covered. In the past, employer-sponsored plans were limited and your only option. Now, more and more employers are offering orthodontic benefits on their plans, as well as flexible spending accounts… Continue Reading

Selecting a qualified orthodontist for either you or a family member is an important step toward successfully addressing orthodontic concerns. Here are a few points to contemplate before making the final decision: 1. Consider your needs. Although many dentists offer orthodontic procedures, this does not necessarily mean they have undergone the advanced training and additional education required of orthodontic specialists. A dentist may offer braces or other types of orthodontic… Continue Reading

Both dentists and orthodontists have certain commonalities with one another, but knowing their differences is essential to receiving the best possible treatment. Each doctor has broad training in dentistry over a period of four years. During these years of education they will either be awarded a Doctor of Dental Surgery (DDS) or a Doctor of Dental Medicine (DDM), depending on their focused area of training. Typically, if choosing to be… Continue Reading

When parents choose to take their child to the orthodontist they are investing in their oral health. There are key benefits for patients who undergo orthodontic treatment early in life. First, children are likely to have a shorter treatment time compared to those who wait until they are older. Second, they are likely to have improved treatment results. Third, patients will likely enhance their overall health by correcting underlying oral… Continue Reading

In general, Invisalign® and Invisalign Teen® are designed to provide the same benefits to both adults and adolescents alike. Using a series of clear plastic aligners, Invisalign® can bring the teeth into a straighter position and correct a number of common orthodontic concerns while providing a more discreet alternative to traditional braces. The primary difference between Invisalign® and Invisalign Teen® is that the latter is specifically designed with the developmental… Continue Reading