With incredible improvements being made in dental technology, traditional braces aren’t your only option for straight teeth anymore. From Six Month Braces® and Ortho-Tain®, to Invisalign® and lingual braces, discover exciting ways to a faster, straighter smile today. For orthodontics in Tinton Falls, call our office today.
Many individuals need braces at some point in life. This can be for either cosmetic or functional reasons. The most obvious use of braces is to straighten crooked teeth and improve the appearance of your smile. However, there are also several more important reasons. Teeth that are crooked or misaligned are often harder to clean and therefore more likely to decay. Misaligned teeth can also wear down quicker and may also lead to pain in the head, neck, and face. Without braces, some patients may also experience jaw problems as a result of spacing or overcrowding.
Orthodontic procedures can be a significantly cheaper option than the additional care that may be required to treat the dental complications that arise from misaligned teeth. Crooked teeth can cause a host of oral health problems, including:
Orthodontic technology has improved in recent years and today’s braces are more comfortable and attractive than in the past. Patients can now receive braces made from metal, ceramic, or plastic in a variety of colors including transparent. Modern wires and brackets are also able to move crooked teeth faster and more comfortably than ever before.
Orthodontic treatment is a proven method of improving function and esthetics for patients of all ages. To learn more about braces in Tinton Falls, NJ, contact Dr. Bilow and schedule your consultation today!
The Cosmetic Six Month Braces® Technique is a fast, affordable way to give you the smile you always wanted in just six months – that’s right, six months! The Cosmetic Six Month Braces® Technique will move your front teeth to their most beautiful position giving you a great smile. Whether your teeth are crowded together, overlapped, or have spaces between them, the Cosmetic Six Month Braces® Technique will give you the smile you always wanted in just six months.
“I’m very happy with them, and glad I went with straightening instead of veneers.”
-Carezza, Tinton Falls, NJ
"I love my results! If you saw me six months ago, you wouldn’t believe it."
Jessica, Tinton Falls, NJ
“I’m getting married in May and I’m very excited to have nice teeth for the wedding.”
-Elizabeth, Tinton Falls, NJ
“It’s been quick and easy, and pain free believe it or not… now I’ll have a beautiful smile.”
Mary, Tinton Falls, NJ
The Cosmetic Six Month Braces® Technique utilizes the latest technology combined with time tested orthodontic techniques to move your teeth quickly and safely.
No. Actually the Cosmetic Six Month Braces® Technique is a low force technique. Many people think we just “tighten” the braces like crazy to get the teeth moving. This would actually slow down tooth movement. To reiterate, the Cosmetic Six Month Braces® Technique is a low force technique.
No, the Cosmetic Six Month Braces® Technique uses low forces to move the teeth not high forces that can cause pain.
Most appointments take about an hour from the time you arrive, but the exact time really depends on your specific needs and the procedure you’re getting. Be sure to confirm the length of your appointment at the time of booking.
Yes, we have both small metal and clear braces. The clear braces blend into your teeth making them nearly invisible. We can also use lingual braces which are placed behind your teeth so no one can see them.
No, actually since there are fewer visits, the Powerprox Six Month Braces® Technique is less expensive than Dr. Bilow’s regular braces.
We very rarely extract teeth using the Powerprox Six Month Braces® Technique.
Usually every four weeks for a 15 to 30 minute appointment, and a little longer for the appointment when we put the braces on. Usually treatment is completed in ten visits or less. Also, patients of this office are seen on time, so you will not be waiting long to be seated for your appointment.
Yes, as with any orthodontic procedure a retainer is necessary. If you do not want to wear a retainer very long you can have your teeth splinted together.
There are great variations in insurance plans. We will be happy to check into your insurance for you. We have many convenient payment options available to make the Cosmetic Six Month Braces® Technique affordable to you.
Lingual braces are a great option for those who want straight teeth and a beautiful smile without showing any braces. Lingual braces are placed behind the teeth so no one can see them, and yes, we can use lingual braces with the Powerprox Six Month Braces® Technique, so you can have the smile you always wanted both quickly and without anyone knowing you are wearing braces.
Yes, we can. Another common combination is upper lingual braces with lower clear braces.
Yes. Since the lingual braces have to be custom made to fit your teeth and the lingual braces treatment requires special training for the doctor, lingual braces are generally more expensive than regular braces.
Both regular braces and lingual braces require an adjustment period. The difference is that lingual braces will affect the tongue, whereas regular braces affect the lips and cheeks. Also your speech may initially be affected with lingual braces. We use various comfort aids to help you through this adjustment period. This period usually lasts from one to four weeks.
Yes. You will have straight teeth and a beautiful smile and no one will know you wore braces.
FDA approved Invisalign® is the “invisible” way to straighten your teeth without wearing conventional metal braces. Invisalign® uses a series of clear, removable, custom-made aligners to move your teeth. Because you remove your aligners before you eat and drink, there are no food restrictions or problems with flossing or brushing. This technology is also more comfortable, avoiding the mouth abrasions that can be caused by the metal and wires of conventional braces. And this technology is also more convenient, since you are likely to spend less time in our office getting adjustments.
Invisalign® uses 3D computer imaging technology to design the complete treatment plan, from the initial teeth positioning to the desired final positioning. This 3D imaging allows you to preview the final positioning of your teeth before you start treatment. Custom-made aligners are created based on the imaging information. Each of these aligners moves your teeth incrementally and is worn for about two weeks. Typically, you will visit Dr. Bilow once every six weeks for “progress reports.” Not every situation can be treated with Invisalign, so call the office to get an evaluation to see if you can be helped with this new technology.
Upon an initial examination, Dr. Bilow will decide if Invisalign® is right for you. He will write up a treatment plan and take an impression of your teeth, which is then submitted to Invisalign®. Using the latest advances in 3D computer technology, Invisalign® translates Dr. Bilow’s instructions into a series of nearly undetectable aligners. You wear each set of aligners for about two weeks, moving your teeth gradually, week by week, millimeter by millimeter until you’ve achieved the desired result.
Using the latest advances in 3D computer technology, Invisalign® translates Dr. Bilow’s instructions into a series of nearly undetectable aligners. You wear each set of aligners for about two weeks, moving your teeth gradually, week by week, millimeter by millimeter until you’ve achieved the desired result.
Thousands of doctors are treating patients with Invisalign®. It works for a wide range of people whose teeth are too crowded or have spaces between them, as well as for those whose teeth may have shifted after having worn braces in their youth.
Invisalign® only works while you are wearing the aligners. It’s recommended that you wear your aligners full-time, day and night, except to eat, brush, and floss your teeth.
The duration of your treatment depends on the severity of your case and the number of aligners you need. The average is about 12 months. Dr. Bilow ’s average time for lingual braces is six months.
The fee for Invisalign® is comparable to lingual and regular braces.
If you are not a candidate for Invisalign®, you may still be a candidate for lingual Braces. Both Invisalign® and lingual braces allow you to have the smile you always wanted and no one will know you are straightening your teeth.
Imagine. Straight, beautiful teeth without braces, in as little as two to 12 months, using an appliance worn one to two hours per day or while you sleep, at a price that’s more affordable than you ever would have imagined…
Ortho-Tain® offers doctors and patients the most advanced orthodontic treatment available today to straighten teeth without braces. More than two million satisfied clients ranging from children to adults, have used Ortho-Tain® to straighten their teeth without braces quickly and invisibly!
As an alternative to waiting weeks, months, or years for your beautifully aligned grin, consider Propel. By utilizing innovative micro-osteoperforation technology, Propel moves your teeth into their ideal position in 50% less time than traditional orthodontics, proving it to be more efficient (and far less painful) than traditional orthodonture. PROPEL stimulates bone remodeling, allowing the teeth to move faster and more predictably into their ideal position.
Don’t despair if you’ve already got braces! The PROPEL System can be used in combination with our other orthodontic treatments, such as Invisalign and traditional braces for faster and improved results.