Orthodontic Services in Levittown, NY

Orthodontic Services

My Town's Little Dentist provides orthodontic services for pediatric, teenage, and adult patients in Levittown, NY. Call 516-226-7337 to make an appointment.

Braces and other orthodontic treatments don’t just improve your smile. They also boost your overall oral health and self-confidence. Orthodontics may be used to fix overbites, underbites, crossbites, malocclusion, crooked teeth, as well as any other issues with the teeth or jaws. Here is what you should know.

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Early Treatment

Our doctors excel at recognizing the need for early, or interceptive orthodontic treatment. Early treatment can significantly improve the relationship between the upper and lower jaws and can even help create space for the future eruption of permanent teeth. By identifying and treating certain tooth and jaw problems early, interceptive orthodontics can help avoid future oral trauma and prevent much more complicated treatment later on which may include the extraction of adult teeth or even jaw surgery.

Interceptive orthodontics treatments include, but are not limited to:

Palatal Expander: A fixed or removable palatal expander is designed to gently widen the upper jaw, improving jaw alignment and reduce tooth crowding.

Habit Appliance: A habit appliance is used to stop bad habits such as thumb sucking, odd swallowing patterns, or correct and retrain improper tongue positioning. The habit appliance is typically attached to the back molars, and can only be removed by the dentist or orthodontist.

Space Maintainer: A space maintainer keeps the teeth from drifting into empty spaces that are created by the early loss of baby teeth. A stainless steel or plastic space maintainer may be removable or attached to the teeth.

Functional Appliance: A functional appliance is used to treat more moderate to severe jaw discrepancies. Functional appliances can either be fixed or removable.The ultimate goal is to help redirect and guide upper and lower jaw growth into the correct front to back relationship. This will then allow the teeth to erupt and function in their correct relationship with each other.

Distalizer: A Distalizer gently adjusts the molars to improve malocclusion or prepare for braces, significantly shortening the time required for full orthodontic treatment.

Metal Braces

Although there are numerous other options today, metal braces still remain very popular. Attached and adjusted by the orthodontist, metal braces use a system of brackets and wires to gently shift teeth into the desired position. Metal braces are now available in fashion colors for a bit of extra fun.

Metal Braces

Radiance Braces

Radiance Plus clear braces are made from pure grown sapphire, making them both extremely strong and highly stain resistant. They are an excellent choice for those who are seeking an option that is less noticeable than metal braces.


Invisalign® treats the same issues as braces in a whole new way. You will use a series of custom-made, smooth plastic aligners to gently shift your teeth without brackets or wires. The aligners are virtually invisible and are removed for both eating and oral hygiene. You will change aligners at home every one or two weeks or as directed by your orthodontist, minimizing the number of office visits that are required.

If you are in the Levittown area and your child needs orthodontic services, we invite you to call our office at 516-226-7337 for immediate assistance.


Additional Orthodontic Services

If you are in the Levittown area and your child needs orthodontic services, we invite you to call our office at 516-226-7337 for immediate assistance.

Frequently Asked Questions for Orthodontic Services

What happens if you don’t take action to stop thumb sucking?

If your child has a bad habit of thumb sucking, not addressing it can lead to dental concerns down the road - including a misaligned jaw or bite. However, with the help of a habit appliance in early orthodontic treatment, your child can have a happier, healthier mouth.

At what age should children seek early orthodontic treatment?

Parents should have their child assessed for early orthodontic treatment no later than 7 years of age. While it seems young, it is important to remember that this is not for braces, but rather for interceptive treatment to reduce the need for more complex orthodontic issues later on.

Does Invisalign work as well as traditional metal braces?

Yes, Invisalign does work just as well as traditional metal braces - as long as they are worn at least 20 to 22 hours every day. Because Invisalign aligners are removable, not wearing them for the length of time needed can actually cause a delay in treatment.

How long do braces need to be worn?

The length of orthodontic treatment involving braces will vary depending on the complexity of the treatment. On average, most patients wear braces between 18 to 24 months.

Is there an ideal age for braces?

Between the ages of 10 to 14 years old, on average, is ideal for getting braces. The reason for this is that the child will have most, if not all, of his or her adult teeth in place - yet the jawbone is still settling. Though keep in mind that anyone can get braces, this is just the most ideal time.

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