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The alignment of your teeth can have significant bearing on your smile’s appearance and the basic function of your mouth. At the same time, deviations in your dentition can occur as you age. This is even more likely to occur if you chose not to have a missing tooth restored by a dental bridge or dental implant.

In a scenario such as this, an orthodontist like Dr. Perry M. Iacovetti might recommend installing traditional braces on your teeth. This creates a functional system of metal brackets, wires, and other special orthodontic hardware that is capable of altering the alignment and orientation of your teeth.

Going forward, you will need to periodically return to our clinic in Little Neck, New York, to have your braces adjusted and tightened. Each one of these appointments is designed to apply tension to your braces and the periodontal connective tissues that hold your teeth in their sockets. In time, this tension will gradually bring your teeth closer to their ideal alignment.

After your braces have been removed, Dr. Perry M. Iacovetti will provide you with a retainer. Wearing your retainer during the necessary times will help ensure that your teeth maintain their new position for many long years to come.

If a specific area of your smile needed significant realignment, our orthodontist might temporarily install a fixed retainer. This is a sturdy metal band that will be cemented behind the teeth throughout the retention phase.

If you live in the Little Neck, New York, area, and if you have an alignment issue with your teeth, you should call 718.224.0040 to set up an orthodontic braces consultation at Orthodontic Associates of Little Neck.