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Phase I

It is never too late to begin orthodontic treatment, but when it comes to your youngster’s teeth, did you know that earlier may be better? The American Association of Orthodontists® recommends that children receive their first orthodontic screening by age 7, and we encourage you to bring your child to our office by this age to evaluate their need for orthodontic treatment.

Phase II

There are several good reasons why adolescence is the optimal time for orthodontic treatment:
  • There’s no set timetable for every adolescent, but generally by the age of 11-13 the baby teeth have all been lost, and the permanent ones have largely come in. This is the time when we can go to work correcting the problems that cause a bad bite (malocclusion), improper tooth spacing or poor alignment.

Adult Treatment

We’re seeing more and more adult orthodontic patients these days, and it’s not hard to figure out why. Appliances that are barely noticeable have been developed to give adults more discreet choices when it comes to orthodontic treatment. And many adults realize that investing in a smile makeover can have significant benefits, socially and professionally. Straightening teeth can be an important part of that confidence-boosting makeover process.

Invisalign |
Invisalign Teen

Invisalign is a clear way to straighten teeth without metal braces, using aligners. The Invisalign System is a series of clear overlay templates called aligners that have been generated by computer simulation to gradually move the teeth. This system is available to adult patients with certain orthodontic bite problems. Ask us if you are a candidate for the Invisalign system.
Invisalign Teen is specifically designed for teenagers. Aligners are removable and virtually invisible, which means you can straighten your teeth without anyone knowing; and you can still eat and drink what you want. With a Blue Dot Wear Indicator to show how long each aligner has been worn, six free replacement aligners in case some are lost or broken, and other changes designed to accommodate growing mouths, Invisalign Teen is the perfect teeth-straightening system for today's teens' busy lifestyles!

Types of Braces




Metal braces are the most common type. They are made of high-grade stainless steel. Today's metal braces are smaller, more comfortable and more attractive.
Clarity™ braces feature a comfortable design with a translucent appearance. Made from a hard ceramic material, these braces won't stain or discolor. With the same performance as metal braces, many patients are now choosing the clear option – Clarity!
Incognito lingual braces are placed behind your teeth so no one will know that you are wearing braces unless you tell them. These unique braces are created using state-of-the-art technology and are 100% customized to the shape of your teeth and your dental situation. Incognito have the unique prescription that your orthodontist creates for you built-in to ensure you get the results that you want. With Incognito, you get efficient, effective tooth movement and great aesthetics.

ADVanced Technology


Digital X-Rays


Arbitman Orthodontics uses the most state-of-the-art technology available to help create the smile you want, which is why we use the iTero® Digital Impression System by Align Technology. Our digital impression system replaces the uncomfortable, unpleasant-tasting, messy and sometimes inaccurate traditional putty impressions. No bulky trays or sticky putty needed!
Digital X-rays are one of the advanced diagnostic tools we use to provide you the best possible care. Digital radiography has changed the way we take dental X-rays by making the process faster, more comfortable and more convenient than ever before. Digital X-rays use significantly less radiation than conventional film X-rays and do not require the use of chemicals for developing the images. Dr. Arbitman can then instantly view the high-quality images on monitors right in the treatment room to provide you with efficient, accurate diagnoses and care.
One of the hardest parts of orthodontic treatment is all the waiting you need to do. It is like anticipating opening a birthday present, except rather than waiting minutes, you are waiting months, or even years. Wouldn’t it be great to speed things up?

Believe it or not, you can. No, we don’t mean applying more pressure with the braces than is healthy. What we are talking about is AcceleDent Aura. With this device, tooth movement can be sped up by 50 percent, and it is completely safe to use.

Surgical Treatments

Corrective jaw surgery (orthognathic surgery) treats and corrects abnormalities of the facial bones, specifically the jaws and the teeth. Often, these abnormalities cause difficulty associated with chewing, talking, sleeping and other routine activities. Orthognathic surgery corrects these problems and, in conjunction with orthodontic treatment, will improve the overall appearance of the facial profile. Sometimes surgery may be unnecessary if orthodontic treatment alone can correct the problem. With the latest advances in orthodontics, this is sometimes the case. We will determine if orthognathic surgery is the correct treatment option for you.


Hawley Retainer

Essix Retainer

Fixed Retainer

Removable retainers that consist of thin wires and clasps that are embedded in a piece of plastic covering the roof of the mouth for the top teeth and lying along the sides of the tongue for the bottom teeth. The wires on this retainer lye along the front surfaces of the teeth and are used to help keep the teeth in place and help to maintain their new alignment
Essix retainers are removable retainers that are made entirely of transparent plastic, which makes them less noticeable and more aesthetic than traditional wire retainers. Unlike some wire retainers, Essix retainers cover the entire arch of the teeth. But like the traditional Hawley, each one is uniquely molded to the shape of the patient's mouth.
This type of retainer- also know as a bonded retainer- is usually a thin wire cemented in place across the back of the lower or upper front teeth.. Because this type of wire stretches across several teeth, a floss threader or similar cleaning device must be used to clean/ floss between the connected teeth.. Despite the fact that this type of retainer takes a little more work to keep clean, it has the best outcome because the bonded wire will hold the newly straightened teeth in their new perfect alignment 24/7