Trusted Orthodontics in Highland
We are proud to orthodontics serve patients of all ages from Ramsey and Highland areas, as well as the surrounding communities.
19 Woodside Pl,
Highland, NY 12528
Phone: (845) 691-8330
Your Highland orthodontist
Dr. Martin Van Vliet attended the State University of New York at Albany, where he earned his Bachelor of Science degree. He continued his education at Fairleigh Dickinson University of Dentistry and received his Doctorate of Dental Medicine. After completing a two-year residency in specialty training in orthodontics, Dr. Van Vliet earned his Orthodontic Certificate from the State University of New York at Buffalo. He was elected as a Diplomate of the American Board of Orthodontics.
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Traditional braces continue to be one of the most effective and fast-acting orthodontic options available. The metal or ceramic brackets are attached to the teeth, then connected by wires and tiny rubber bands or elastics. Through regular adjustments with our doctors, these components will gradually move the teeth into the desired position as they work together to apply gentle pressure.
Highland braces are an excellent choice for correcting a number of simple and complex tooth issues. They can sometimes close gaps and aligner teeth faster than other options, so your overall treatment time can sometimes be shorter. Braces also don’t require some of the expensive equipment or more complicated technology that newer treatments can. This makes Highland braces a cost-effective orthodontic option for patients on a budget.
Invisalign aligners are made of a comfortable plastic material and designed to fit snugly over the patient’s teeth, rather than the brackets and bands that traditional braces use. The trays are virtually invisible and are usually switched out every 1-2 weeks for the next in the series. In order for aligners to do their job, they must be worn 20-22 hours per day throughout treatment. When you follow these instructions, your teeth will keep moving in the right direction. Patients who neglect to wear the aligners as directed can have a negative impact on the results and also add time to the orthodontic process.
Invisalign is at its most effective when used to correct many of the most common orthodontic issues. Invisalign may not be a viable option for complex cases. A free consultation with Van Vliet Orthodontics will be able to help determine your eligibility for Invisalign.
Highland Braces and Invisalign: find the right treatment for your smile
Our skilled doctor and staff excel at providing customized treatment plans for each patient we see. At our office, you’ll find that we focus on your unique orthodontic needs, along with your tooth shape, lip movement and face shape. You’ll be left with a beautifully aligned smile that is just right for your face when we use these as the basis for your treatment.