Morristown, NJ–Many people might assume that having straight teeth is solely an aesthetic concern, but might not be aware of the positive impact straight teeth can have on oral health. Although teeth alignment procedures are typically associated with dental aesthetics, New Jersey cosmetic dentist Edward Romano, DDS and his partner Matthew Vaccaro, DDS say other than appearance, straight teeth have a substantial influence on overall oral health. At their practice, Aesthetic Smiles of New Jersey, they offer a variety of procedures to resolve common issues such as crooked teeth, crowding, or gaps in between teeth, which can all improve oral hygiene while helping patients achieve a smile they are confident in.
Dr. Romano says two specific advantages of having straight teeth is that they are naturally self-cleansing and support healthy gums. He adds that when teeth are straight, they will function as they are supposed to with less stress on the jaw. One of the procedures Dr. Romano offers his patients to correct teeth structure is Invisalign®. He says most patients are interested in Invisalign® because of the lack of brackets and wires involved, along with the convenience of being removable and virtually invisible. Dr. Romano adds that Invisalign® can also alter bite classifications and offer a more comprehensive orthodontic treatment than other orthodontic procedures.
At the New Jersey cosmetic dentistry practice, Drs. Romano and Vaccaro work with each patient to develop a customized treatment plan to help create the beautiful smile they deserve. He stresses the importance of compliance with the treatment regimen with systems such as Invisalign® or Six Month Smiles® to reach the full results in the fastest time possible. Dr. Romano says results from Invisalign® can usually be seen in six months; however, he adds the amount of time depends on the case and how many teeth need to be aligned:
“Most people choose to do Invisalign® versus other procedures such as porcelain veneers because they see it as an option that is less costly and more conservative. Additionally, we usually don’t have to remove any part of the tooth enamel with Invisalign®. We always inform patients that traditional orthodontics are no different than Invisalign® when considering the amount of time it takes to see results. If the process will take a year and a half with traditional braces, it will take a year and a half with Invisalign®.”
Drs. Romano and Vaccaro, along with the rest of the highly-skilled team at Aesthetic Smiles of New Jersey, stress the importance of straight teeth concerning oral hygiene, and strive to educate patients about how to maintain a healthy smile by encouraging routine check-ups. Regardless of the procedure he and his patients decide is right for their individual needs, Dr. Romano says he and Dr. Vaccaro strive to provide the highest quality patient-focused care while facilitating a comfortable, relaxing environment at their practice.
About Edward A. Romano, DDS
Dr. Edward Romano has been in practice for 20 years and graduated from Georgetown University School of Dentistry in 1987. He is a member of a number of dental societies, such as the American Dental Association, Tri-County Dental Society and the American Academy of General Dentistry. Dr. Romano was previously the president of the New Jersey chapter of the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry and has appeared on television programs on CNN, Dateline NBC, MSNBC and WPIX news. He has taught at the Aesthetic Advantage Continuum on cosmetic dentistry techniques and is an attending dentist at Morristown Memorial Hospital. Dr. Romano is certified in Six Month Smiles® and Invisalign® procedures.
About Matthew Vaccaro, DDS
Dr. Matthew Vaccaro has been with the practice for seven years and received a Bachelor of Science in Biology from Bucknell University. He earned his DDS from the State University of New York at Buffalo (SUNY) and he is an active member of professional organizations such as the American Academy of Dentistry, the American Dental Association, the Academy of General Dentistry and the Tri-County Dental Society. Dr. Vaccaro is certified in Invisalign® and CEREC® 3D restorations.
Located at 310 Madison Avenue in Morristown, NJ, Aesthetic Smiles of New Jersey can be reached at (973) 947-7716. The practice can also be contacted online via the website aestheticsmilesofnj.com or facebook.com/aestheticsmilesnj.