Meet Our Orthodontist…
Dr. Bobbi Peterson
Dr. Bobbi has been the orthodontist of choice, for numerous celebrities. Despite the many demands on her time and schedule, Dr. Bobbi still finds time to contribute and make her expertise and experience available to push the profession forward. She is an active member of the American Association of Orthodontics, a Fellow with the World Federation of Orthodontics, and a Distinguished Consultant and Advisor in Dentistry to the National Institute of Medicine.
Dr. Bobbi has extensively lectured on orthodontic procedures on African American children with the Boston Institute of Orthodontics and received the Award of Excellence from the National Board of Dental Sciences, in 2013. She’s also been named Top Orthodontist in New York City by the International Association of Dentists in 2014, and sits on the board of numerous foundations and corporate enterprises, including the Africana Festival, based on Key West, Florida and ESB Home and Healthcare LLC in, East Orange New Jersey.
Invisalign® and ClearCorrect®
Today, clear aligners such as Invisalign® and ClearCorrect® are the leading brands of clear, removable orthodontic appliances. An alternative to traditional braces, both Invisalign® and ClearCorrect® work by using a series of custom-fabricated transparent molds called “aligners” that gradually shift your teeth into proper alignment. Because they require no metal wires, no rubber bands, and no metal or white brackets, it’s virtually undetectable, making it the treatment of choice among adult patients seeking orthodontic treatment.
The aligners are to be worn at least 20 hours a day in order to reposition the teeth successfully and most adults complete their treatment in less than one year (usually 6-11 months). However, treatment time will vary depending on the specific alignment problem that is being corrected. Despite popular belief, Invisalign® and ClearCorrect® can be used to correct many of the same problems as traditional metal braces such as crowding, spacing, crooked teeth, open bites, teeth that protrude too far forward, reversed bites, and other jaw problems that may have been inherited. We can confirm if you are a candidate for these cosmetic braces during a consultation visit.
Conventional metal braces are the most well-known kind of braces and are more agreeable today than any other time in recent memory. Made of high-grade stainless steel, metal braces transforms your smile utilizing metal brackets and arch wires. With metal braces, you have the choice of designing your braces with cool, funky colored elastics rubber band when you are in the mood or keep it conservative with traditional rubber bands.
Virtually invisible, there are several advantages clear brackets have over traditional braces and aligners. Clear braces combine tieless braces with high technology archwires that are clinically proven to move teeth fast and comfortably with truly spectacular smile and facial results. Available from skilled orthodontists, clear braces combine the best of traditional clear braces and invisible aligners to deliver a discrete treatment experience with results that go beyond straight teeth.
Gold braces are like the conventional metal braces but are more of a specialty item. Like conventional brackets, they are made of stainless steel, however they are covered in gold. The gold covering on the brackets may be a great alternative for those who are looking for a more cosmetic upgrade from the silver metal look with braces. The extra cost for gold braces is shockingly reasonable.
Another strategy to hide being a “metal mouth” and to discretely improve your smile with braces is to consider lingual braces. Lingual braces are metal brackets that are placed behind the teeth and are “undetectable” when you smile. Because of the customization of the brackets and the additional efforts required to perform orthodontics from the back of the teeth instead of the front, the cost for lingual braces is usually a lot higher.