you are going to be happy with having a treatment
AT NEW YORK SMILE ORTHODONTICS
We are always super excited to meet our new patients!
Dr. Hyunjung Park spends a great deal of time getting to know you & her patients (relationships are important to us). Your first visit is a “consultation.” At this time Dr. Hyunjung Park will evaluate your situation, discuss your orthodontic needs & desired outcome.
Your orthodontic consultation is followed by a financial consultation where we discuss treatment fees, describe our financing options. When you decide to move forward with treatment we will proceed with diagnostic records and Dr. Hyunjung Park will develop her complete treatment plan.
Please help us prepare for your first visit by filling out the online form at Consultation menu, any panoramic x-rays or other orthodontic records taken in the past 6 months.
Fee & payment options
Orthodontic fees depend on the severity of the patients problem, type of appliances required to straighten the teeth & the length of treatment.
For us to give you your treatment fee over the phone, or online is sort of like giving a haircut over the phone…. you just can’t do it.
You will be presented with your treatment fee on your first visit. We have a variety of payment options for your convince. Orthodontic treatment is an investment in the future!
< Common Questions >
Q1. What is an Orthodontist?
After graduating from dental school, orthodontists go on for another three or more years of education just in orthodontics at an accredited orthodontic residency program. Orthodontists are dedicated to helping your teeth and jaws work in union so that you can speak, bite and chew comfortably and effectively and have a great confident smile!
Q2. What is the Duration of Orthodontic Treatment?
Braces may be on between 6 months to 30 months, or in rare instances longer. This depends on the development of the dentition, the severity of the problem, the patient’s cooperation and the degree of tooth movement required.
Q3. Is Orthodontic Treatment Painful?
Orthodontic treatment has improved dramatically. As a rule, braces make your teeth tender and sore for a few days. This annoyance can be relieved with an over-the-counter analgesic. Today’s braces are more comfortable and use technology that reduces any irritation.
Q4. Can Adults Have Braces?
Age is not a factor in considering orthodontic treatment. Any adult in good general health with healthy gums and good bone support for the teeth is a good candidate for orthodontic treatment. About 40% of our orthodontic patients are adults, and that number is still growing!
Q5. At What Age Should My Child See an Orthodontist?
We recommend that your child be evaluated by age 7. An orthodontic screening no later than this enables the orthodontist to detect and evaluate problems that exist, advise the parent on whether treatment will be necessary, and determine the best time for any treatment. Early detection of orthodontic problems is important so that early corrective action can be taken and more difficult treatment later can be avoided.
Q6. How Do I Know If My Child Needs Orthodontic Treatment?
It is usually difficult for you to determine whether treatment is necessary because many problems can occur even though the front teeth look straight. Also, some problems that look intimidating and complex will resolve on their own. Your general dentist is a good reference, but we are your best resource because orthodontics is all we do. Our initial exam is comprehensive and informative, and we would be more than happy to see your child and make any recommendations necessary.
Q7. What is the Difference Between Extraction and Non-Extraction Therapies?
Each treatment is a way to address crowding of the teeth. Extraction therapy is a technique in which one or more teeth are removed to make room for the other teeth in the mouth. This is in contrast to non-extraction therapy, in which the patient’s jaw is expanded and/or the shape and size of some teeth are adjusted to make them fit within the jaw. Our office’s treatment philosophy is very conservative, and we do make every effort to avoid extractions. However, for severe crowding and severe jaw discrepancy, extraction may be required.
Q8.What Causes Orthodontic Problems?
Most malocclusions are inherited, and some are acquired. Inherited problems include crowding of teeth, too much space between teeth, extra teeth, congenitally missing teeth and a wide range of discrepancies involving the jaws, teeth and face. Acquired problems can be caused by trauma, thumb or finger sucking, airway obstruction by tonsils and adenoids, dental diseases and premature loss of baby or adult teeth. Many of these problems affect not only alignment of the teeth but facial development and appearance as well.