General Dentistry & Implant Dentistry located in Sheepshead Bay, Brooklyn, NY

Orthodontics services offered in Sheepshead Bay, Brooklyn, NY

Orthodontics makes it easy to correct tooth and jaw misalignments. At Trump Village Dental in the Sheepshead Bay neighborhood of Brooklyn, New York, general dentist Vyacheslav Ripa, DDS, offers several types of orthodontic treatment, including Invisalign® and OrthoSnap® braces. Call Trump Village Dental today to schedule an orthodontic consultation for yourself or your child, or book your appointment online. 

Is orthodontics only for children and teens?

Though orthodontic treatment is often prescribed to children and teens, it’s safe and effective for adults. 

At Trump Village Dental, Dr. Ripa offers orthodontic treatment with removable aligners. Removable aligners are just as effective as traditional metal braces but are less noticeable and more comfortable to wear.

What types of issues does orthodontics treat?

At Trump Village Dental, Dr. Ripa uses orthodontics to treat various alignment problems, including:

  • Rotated teeth
  • Crooked teeth
  • Crowded teeth
  • Gaps between the teeth
  • Overlapping teeth
  • Impacted teeth

You might benefit from orthodontics if you have overjet, a condition that causes your upper teeth to stick out over your bottom teeth.

What are the types of orthodontic treatment?

Trump Village Dental offers several types of orthodontic treatment, including:


Invisalign uses clear, removable aligners to put pressure on your teeth and jaw. The aligners are made of SmartTrack, a thermoplastic that doesn’t contain BPS, latex, or gluten. As a result, treatment is safe for pregnant women and people with allergies.

OrthoSnap Braces

OrthoSnap braces are similar to Invisalign oral aligners. The difference is they’re made from a different type of plastic. The plastic is similarly durable but generic, so the aligners are more affordable. Orthosnap is an excellent treatment option for budget-conscious individuals and families.

What happens during orthodontic treatment?

If Dr. Ripa determines you can benefit from orthodontics, he uses an intraoral camera to scan your mouth. Then, he uses a special software program to develop a custom treatment plan, mapping out the movements of your teeth and jaw.

After finalizing your treatment plan, Dr. Ripa sends the scans to an orthodontic lab. The lab then manufactures a series of custom orthodontic aligners specifically for your upper or lower dental arch.

During orthodontic treatment, you visit Trump Village Dental every three or four weeks. At each checkup, Dr. Ripa gives you new aligners and monitors your progress.

How long does orthodontic treatment take?

Orthodontic treatment with Invisalign or OrthoSnap usually takes 12-18 months.* You can speed up the process by following Dr. Ripa’s instructions and wearing your aligners 20-22 hours daily, only removing them to eat, brush, or floss. 

Call Trump Village Dental today to explore the benefits of orthodontics, or schedule your appointment online. 

*Individual results may vary.