Barry Sporer, DMD, PC -  - Dentist

80 Park Avenue Dental

Barry Sporer, DMD, PC

Dentist & Prosthodontist located in Midtown East, New York, NY

Orthodontics Specialist

At his Manhattan office, Dr. Sporer provides state-of-the-art orthodontic treatments for patients in the New York City area, including comfortable, removable, nearly-invisible Invisalign and Clear Correct alignment systems for straight teeth without the need for traditional braces.

Orthodontics Q&A

by Barry Sporer, DMD, PC

What are Invisalign and Clear Correct?

Invisalign and Clear Correct are two types of orthodontic treatments that may be used in place of traditional metal braces. Both use a series of clear plastic aligners custom-made to fit each patient's mouth. Over time, these aligners help shift the teeth into their correct positions.

Are Invisalign and Clear Correct better than metal braces?

Invisalign and Clear Correct are designed to treat the same types of issues as traditional braces, but they do offer several advantages:

  • made of clear plastic, they're virtually invisible while being worn

  • they don't have any sharp wires or metal parts that can irritate or cut into lips

  • they can be removed when you eat, brush or floss your teeth, or for dental visits

  • they can be removed when needed for social occasions

  • they're customized for your mouth and your specific issues, so they often work more quickly than traditional braces

What sorts of problems can be corrected by orthodontics?

Orthodontic devices can address a wide array of alignment issues, including:

  • overcrowding that causes teeth to come in at awkward angles or results in impaction (teeth that don't have room to fully emerge from the gum)

  • overbites which occur when the upper teeth “stick out” too far

  • underbites which occur when the upper teeth fall behind the lower teeth when biting down

  • crossbites which occur when only some of the upper teeth fall behind the lower teeth when biting

Having your teeth properly aligned also makes it easier to care for your teeth by eliminating odd angles and hard-to-reach crevices, which means you're less likely to have tooth decay and tooth loss. Plus, properly aligned teeth reduce the chances you'll have tempomandibular joint disorder (TMD), a condition that results in jaw pain, chronic headaches and uneven tooth wear.


Words from our patients

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    "His office is very clean and professional. His dental hygienists are very thorough. Dr. Sporer himself is very nice, friendly and competent."

    Steve K.
  • Vitals

    "Great disposition, caring, and will never do more than he absolutely needs to. I HIGHLY recommend Dr. Barry Sporer. You'll be in great hands!"

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80 Park Avenue Dental
80 Park Ave., Ste. 1C
Midtown East

New York, NY 10016
Phone: 212-697-5988
Fax: 212-986-8305
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