Trusted Orthodontics Near Clifton
Your Clifton orthodontists
After graduating from Brooklyn College, the University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine, and earning his Orthodontic specialty degree from UMDNJ, Dr. Bruce Ollins established Ollins Orthodontics.
He is constantly reinvesting in the practice by providing patients with the latest technological advances, including Damon self-ligating braces, customized Insignia braces, 3D imaging, and intraoral scanning. Through these innovative techniques and technology, Dr. Ollins is able to provide patients with an improved orthodontic experience that is more efficient, comfortable, and successful.
Dr. Gabriel Ollins is proud to have followed in his father’s footsteps in providing outstanding orthodontic care as part of Ollins Orthodontics since 2007. Dr. Ollins graduated from The George Washington University and University of Maryland Dental school where he earned both his dental degree and specialty orthodontic certificate.
He shares his father’s passion for always striving to improve the orthodontic treatment provided in the office through the incorporation of the latest technological advancements.
Traditional braces are one of the most efficient orthodontic tools we have for straightening smiles. These braces are generally made of metal or ceramic brackets that are attached to the teeth, then connected by wires and tiny rubber bands or elastics. Through regular adjustments with our doctors, the brackets, wires, and bands work together to apply gentle, continuous pressure that will gradually move the teeth into the desired positions.
Ollins Orthodontics also offers Damon self-ligating braces. The unique design is engineered so the wire is clipped into the brackets, not held down, so teeth are able to move more freely. We are able to use high tech archwires that move your teeth at much lighter forces, since they are not being tied down, resulting in a more efficient and comfortable tooth movement.
Clifton braces have a long history of successfully correcting a number of orthodontic issues. Because they can sometimes work faster at closing gaps and aligning teeth than other options, overall treatment time may be slightly reduced. Traditional braces also tend to require less of the complicated technology and expensive equipment that newer treatments rely on, making them a cost-effective option for straightening smiles.
Instead of using the brackets, wires, and bands traditional braces do, the Clifton Invisalign system uses a series of clear, removable aligners to gradually move the teeth into alignment. Invisalign aligners are made of a clear, comfortable plastic material and designed to fit snugly over the patient’s teeth. The trays are usually switched out every 1-2 weeks for the next in the series in order to keep the teeth moving in the direction we want them to. Aligners should be worn 20-22 hours per day throughout treatment. This treatment option is popular with both patients and orthodontists, and is currently the top alternative to traditional braces.
Patient compliance is key with Invisalign, since the system can only work if the recommended guidelines are followed exactly. Neglecting to wear the aligners as directed can impede the results and also add time to the overall orthodontic process.
Invisalign is at its most efficient when correcting many of the most common orthodontic issues. For some complex cases, Invisalign may not be a viable option. A COMPLIMENTARY consultation with Ollins Orthodontics will be able to determine your eligibility for Invisalign.
Clifton Braces and Invisalign: finding your perfect smile
Our doctors have many years of experience between them, and our entire team is skilled in providing customized treatment plans for every patient we see. When you visit our Nutley office for your FREE initial consultation, our skilled staff will pay special attention to your particular orthodontic needs, including your specific tooth shape, the movement of your lips, and the shape of your face. Using these as the basis for individualized treatment results in a beautifully aligned smile that’s just right for your face!