Orthodontics Specialist

Community Smiles

Cosmetic Dentistry & Family Dentistry serving the areas of Elizabeth, Hillside, NJ, Union, NJ, & Newark, NJ

If crooked or misaligned teeth make you self-conscious, the expert dental team at Community Smiles in Elizabeth, New Jersey, has solutions. They offer a wide array of orthodontic treatments to give you the beautiful straight teeth you desire. Schedule an orthodontics appointment at Community Smiles by phone or online to learn more.

Orthodontics Q&A

What is orthodontics?

Orthodontics refers to dental treatments that slowly straighten your teeth over time. Some of the many benefits of orthodontics include:

  • Aesthetically pleasing smile
  • Straighter teeth
  • Improved bite alignment
  • Easier teeth cleaning

The Community Smiles team offers numerous orthodontic treatments to perfect your smile.

What are the different orthodontic treatments?

The team at Community Smiles reviews your dental history, examines your teeth and gums, takes dental X-rays, and discusses your preferences to determine which orthodontics treatment is right for you. They might recommend:


Invisalign uses clear, custom-fit aligners that fit over your teeth and move them into proper alignment over time. Because the aligners are clear, the majority of people won’t know you’re wearing them. Wear aligners 20-22 hours daily and switch to a new set of aligners every one to two weeks until you finish treatment, which usually lasts 12-18 months.

Traditional braces

Traditional braces consist of metal wires and brackets. Your orthodontist cements them to your teeth to slowly shift them into an ideal alignment. They tighten or readjust the wires periodically as your teeth begin to move.

Clear braces

Clear braces are almost identical to traditional braces but are made of ceramic or porcelain to better blend in with your teeth color.

Lingual braces

Lingual braces are similar to traditional braces, but your orthodontist places them on the back of your teeth instead of in the front. In doing so, the lingual braces are almost invisible when you smile.


Your orthodontic specialist might recommend you wear a removable retainer, at least for part of the day or at night, to keep your teeth in their new alignment after completing orthodontic treatment.

Which orthodontics treatment is best?

Everybody is different, which is why the Community Smiles team tailors each orthodontics treatment to the severity of your condition, your preferences, lifestyle, and desired results.

Don’t live with misaligned, crooked teeth that diminish your self-esteem and quality of life. Schedule an appointment at Community Smiles by phone or online to find out which orthodontics treatment is right for you.