Dr. Anish Gala is our board-certified orthodontist in Long Beach with years of experience under his belt. With his expertise, we’re able to offer orthodontic treatments for children, teens, and adults. We also utilize advanced dental technology, like our putty-free digital impression system and digital X-ray imaging to provide you with effective and convenient treatment. To learn more about the several different smile-straightening solutions we offer, schedule a consultation to discuss orthodontics in Long Beach, NY by contacting our dental office today!
For younger children who have severe orthodontic issues, we offer phase 1 pediatric orthodontics to tackle them before their permanent teeth grow in. That way, as your child’s smile grows into an adult one, they won’t need to undergo as extensive of treatment. Typically, we recommend this orthodontic solution for children between the ages of six and nine, while they’re in the midst of losing their baby teeth and their adult teeth are growing in.
If you never got an opportunity to correct bite problems or crowded and rotated teeth as a teenager, you may feel like it’s too late to go through treatment now that you’re an adult. Dr. Gala offers several different orthodontic choices for adults, so you can maintain a professional image while improving your oral health and evening-out your grin. All you have to do to learn which one is right for you is schedule a consultation with our team today!
Invisalign aligners are a popular choice among teens and adults because they offer the same trusted results of traditional braces without needing to use cumbersome and noticeable metal brackets and wires. During your consultation, Dr. Gala will outline your treatment timeline for you and explain the process. Using clear, custom-tailored trays that are similar to retainers, Invisalign is able to straighten teeth and fix bite issues while remaining discreet, comfortable, and convenient.
Traditional metal braces are a tried and true treatment that allow teens and adults to straighten their smile, address bite problems, and fix rotated and crowded teeth. Using metal brackets and an archwire, Dr. Gala will create a strategic and gentle amount of pressure that helps shift your teeth into their ideal positions. Afterward, you’ll be able to enjoy a boost of confidence as well as improved oral health.
One of the most common reasons why patients are hesitant to invest in orthodontic treatment is because the first and only treatment that pops in their mind is metal braces that are highly noticeable. Fortunately, Dr. Gala offers clear braces that utilize clear brackets and a tooth-colored archwire instead of shiny, instantly recognizable metal. That way, you can continue smiling with confidence and maintaining your unique style throughout your treatment.
After any orthodontic treatment you go through, you’ll need to wear a retainer to maintain the beautiful results you were able to achieve. That’s because teeth have a kind of muscle memory that allows them to shift back into their original positions, even after having braces or Invisalign. Using our iTero digital impression system, we’re able to craft you a precisely-fitted, high-quality retainer so you can get the most out of all that time you were undergoing treatment.
Traditional orthodontics, like all of the treatments listed above, focus on moving teeth into their ideal positions. However, dentofacial orthopedics helps guide facial development and growth in children to minimize or even erase any orthodontic issues they’ll encounter as adults. To address the root causes of bite misalignment, crowding, and other common dental issues, Dr. Gala will make sure your child’s jaw bone is properly aligned and functional before moving on to braces treatment. This service is often the first step of phase 1 pediatric treatment.
Whether it’s an impact during your teen’s athletic event or a swift ball to the face at your company kickball tournament, orthodontic emergencies can happen anywhere, anytime. That’s why it’s crucial that you’re prepared to handle a broken aligner or bracket. If you ever find yourself in an urgent orthodontic situation, the first step you should take is to call our dental office. We’ll provide you with over-the-phone guidance and schedule an appointment for you as soon as possible.
In the past, getting a retainer, aligners, or other custom-tailored orthodontic appliances meant having to sink your teeth into gag-inducing putty. Not only was this something that no patient looked forward to, but it also didn’t provide the most precise mold for our dental laboratory to use to craft your appliance. At Dr. Glen’s Happy Teeth, we use an iTero digital impression system that’s comfortable, easy, and allows us to capture a detailed digital blueprint of your grin more quickly.