General and Family Dentistry located in Livingston, NJ

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Orthodontics services offered in Livingston, NJ

Consider orthodontics if you have crowded teeth, a malpositioned jaw, or a misaligned bite. At Dentistry With A Smile Inc. in Livingston, New Jersey, general and family dentist Maria Victoria Sebastian, DDS, offers orthodontic treatment to children, teenagers, and adults with clear (ceramic) braces and Fastbraces®. Call the office to request an orthodontic consultation for you or your child, or book an appointment online today.

What is orthodontics?

Orthodontics diagnoses and treats alignment problems affecting your teeth and/or jaw. If your teeth or jaw aren’t correctly aligned, they’re also more difficult to clean and care for. As a result, you’re more likely to have cavities and gum disease.

Undergoing orthodontic treatment at Dentistry With A Smile Inc. can correct misalignments while improving your oral health and quality of life.

What types of problems can orthodontics treat?

At Dentistry With A Smile, Inc., Dr. Sebastian uses orthodontics to treat various alignment problems, including:

  • Crooked teeth
  • Crowded teeth
  • Overlapping teeth
  • Misaligned jaw

Dr. Sebastian also uses orthodontics to fix bite problems, including crossbite, overbite, and underbite.

What kinds of orthodontics are there?

At Dentistry With A Smile Inc., Dr. Sebastian offers several types of orthodontic treatment, including:

Clear (ceramic) braces

Clear braces are ceramic brackets that Dr. Sebastian bonds to the front of your teeth. After the bonding material dries, she runs a white archwire through the brackets. The archwire places mild pressure on your teeth and jaw, slowly improving their alignment and position.


Fastbraces are similar to clear braces, the difference being that they use triangular brackets instead of traditional square brackets. The unique shape of the brackets allows more precise and accurate movement, speeding up the orthodontic treatment process.

What happens during an orthodontic consultation?

At Dentistry With A Smile Inc., an orthodontic consultation begins with a review of your dental records and an oral exam. Dr. Sebastian also takes digital X-rays to check the alignment of your teeth and jaw.

After gathering that information, Dr. Sebastian develops a custom treatment plan. The type of braces that most benefit you will depend on your budget and dental alignment problems.

How long does orthodontic treatment take?

The time that orthodontic treatment takes depends on various things, including your age, oral health history, and how severe your alignment problems are. Most people have a more balanced and symmetrical smile within 12-18 months*, but it can take longer. Follow Dr. Sebastian’s instructions, attend each checkup, and be patient.

Call Dentistry With A Smile Inc. or make an appointment online today to see if you qualify for orthodontic treatment with clear braces or Fastbraces.