If you want straighter teeth for yourself or your child, Geneseo Orthodontics & Pediatric Dentistry in Geneseo, NY, can help! We offer a wide range of braces and treatment options to suit your unique needs and tastes. Braces today are more versatile, comfortable, and stylish than ever! Dr. Michael Molisani works with patients of all ages in our welcoming and family-friendly office. He will guide you on the best path to achieving a beautiful, functional smile. A smile that you will be proud to show off because it is never too late to create a smile you love!
Types Of Braces
We use Master Series™ braces, which help to straighten your smile in a reduced period of time! The brackets are small and comfortable. You will feel confident in your smile while wearing your braces. There is a large variety of color options for rubber bands, so you can personalize and have fun with your braces!
Radiance braces are clear brackets. You can achieve a beautiful smile without anyone noticing that you are wearing braces! These brackets are comfortable and undetectable. They protect your teeth from stains to ensure that you have a beautiful smile after the braces come off. Radiance braces, made of crystal, are extremely strong. They are resistant to breakage that can disrupt your orthodontic treatment.
Do you want to achieve straight and healthy teeth but without the braces? Invisalign® is a series of clear aligners custom-designed to achieve your desired smile! We use an Itero Scanner and 3D imaging technology to craft your series of aligners.
It’s easy! You wear each set of removable aligners for about two weeks and then move on to the next set. Every eight weeks, you will visit us for a checkup so we can ensure you are on the right track!
Types Of Appliances
Elastics are rubber bands we use to guide the teeth in a way that braces are not able to on their own. They help to improve your chewing function and the aesthetics of your smile. You wear them all the time, except when brushing, flossing, eating, or replacing them. If worn wrong, your teeth may not move in the correct direction. This can prolong your treatment time! Also, not wearing your elastics all the time can increase pain. This is because your teeth and jaws won’t be able to adjust to them. Wearing your elastics all the time will lead to better results all around!
The quad helix is an appliance custom-created to expand the upper teeth by increasing the size of the mouth arch. We use this to help create space for teeth that are overcrowded, to fix a crossbite, or to prevent thumb sucking. The helix is cemented to the first permanent molars. We adjust the appliance every four to six weeks. We do this until we reach the correct expansion. Then you wear it for about three months longer.
While wearing the quad helix, you should avoid hard and sticky foods. You should brush around the appliance every time you eat. You may experience discomfort after the quad helix is first applied. It will become more comfortable after a couple of days.
Call our office if your quad helix is loose or broken.
We use a palatal expander to expand your upper jaw by pushing out your upper molars. We will provide you with instructions on how and when to adjust your expander. Once we have achieved the correct expansion, the appliance will stay in place for a few months. This is to prevent the teeth from shifting back after removal.
Class II Corrector
The Class II Corrector corrects both the top and bottom teeth at the same time. It pulls back the upper teeth and pushes forward the lower teeth to align your bite. You may experience discomfort for a few weeks after the appliance is in place. You can take over-the-counter painkillers and eat soft foods to help. While wearing this appliance, you should stay away from sticky foods. You will need to be careful when eating hard foods. You should brush your teeth after each meal. This will protect your smile while wearing the Class II Corrector.
If the rod slides out of the spring in your appliance, don’t worry! Press down on the spring and slide the rod back in. Using a mirror can help when doing this. If you are having trouble putting the appliance back together, call our office for guidance.
Spacers are the small rubber bands that we place between the teeth. This creates the gaps needed to place some appliances or braces. Avoid trying to adjust or move the spacers because they can fall out. If you feel discomfort, avoid eating sticky or hard foods, and try eating something cold. Over-the-counter pain relievers can also be helpful. Spacers are usually removed after a couple of days. Any discomfort you experience is temporary! If a spacer comes out, don’t worry. It has already done its job, and we can address it at your next appointment.