Avenel Braces & Clear Aligners
The Right Fit for Every Smile
Discovering the right orthodontic treatment has never been easier, thanks to the advanced solutions at White Oak Dental & Orthodontics.
From Dull to Dazzling
Transform your smile from lackluster to luminous with our effective teeth whitening treatments at White Oak Dental & Orthodontics. Trust Dr. Aquino and Dr. Lai to safely and efficiently elevate the brightness of your teeth, giving you a dazzling smile you'll be eager to show off.
How We Fix Bad Bites
Few people are born with a picture-perfect smile, and orthodontic issues can affect anyone at any age. Whether it's a genetic predisposition or the result of habits and accidents, a misaligned bite can lead to difficulties chewing, maintaining oral hygiene, and speaking.
Dr. Lai combines top-notch expertise in tooth movement with the latest technology at White Oak Dental and Orthodontics. This powerful combo allows us to effectively tackle a variety of dental challenges, such as:
- Spaces between teeth
- Teeth crowding
- Overbites and underbites
- Teeth that stick out
- Impacted teeth
Choose us for a solution that fits your needs right here in Avenel.
Fixed Appliances Vs. Removable Appliances
At White Oak Dental and Orthodontics, we think you should be well informed about your treatment options. Knowledge is the first step toward a healthier smile.
For our Avenel community, knowing the distinction between fixed and removable dental appliances is useful. Dr. Lai applies fixed appliances, such as metal braces, directly to your teeth that will stay put until your treatment is complete.
On the other hand, when Dr. Lai recommends a removable option like clear aligners, you'll wear them for most of the day, but you’ll also enjoy the flexibility to remove them as needed.
Beyond these fundamental differences, we typically use clear aligners for milder orthodontic issues, while fixed appliances are reserved for more complex cases.
Retainers & Oral Appliances
Once your teeth are all lined up, the next step is keeping them that way. That's where a retainer comes in. Without it, your teeth might wander back to where they started.
Dr. Lai may also recommend specialized appliances for issues that braces or clear aligners can't quite tackle. Further treatment could include expanding your palate to make room for crowded teeth or adjusting your back teeth to perfect your bite.
Orthodontics focuses on shifting your teeth, but dentofacial orthopedics goes a step further by adjusting the position of your upper and lower jaws.
This approach can tackle more complex issues like noticeable overbites, underbites, or crossbites.
The result? A more balanced facial appearance, relief from TMJ-related discomfort, and, in many cases, a way to sidestep the need for surgical intervention.