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For more information on Invisalign, traditional braces or retainers for children and adults, please contact Canarsie Cosmetic Family Dental.

We are proud to serve Brooklyn's residents and the surrounding areas with expert orthodontic care in a modern and friendly environment. We know how important having a great smile is to looking and feeling good. That's why Dr. Shin and the entire team at Canarsie Cosmetic Family Dental are committed to providing skilled treatment to children, teens, and adults. If you are unhappy with your smile's appearance due to misaligned or crooked teeth, please contact us today. We are specialists in fitting patients for conventional braces, Invisalign, and retainers.

Dr. Shin often advises patients to forgo conventional braces in favor of the clear aligners offered by Invisalign. If you've always desired a beautiful smile but dreaded having to wear braces, Invisalign is the answer. The transparent, removable aligners used by Invisalign straighten your teeth more quickly than you would expect. To get a more attractive smile, you'll wear a new set of aligners every two weeks for the duration of the treatment process. In contrast to traditional metal braces, these transparent aligners may be taken out while you eat and brush your teeth. Invisalign treatment typically lasts about one year. The benefits of orthodontic treatment will last a lifetime.

Our orthodontic practice is currently accepting new patients, and we would love the opportunity to serve you with the highest quality dental care. We accept almost all dental insurance plans, including PPO, HMO, DMO, and Union Plans.

Your treatment coordinator will work with you to determine the very best financial plan for you, based on your budget, credit history, and treatment plan.​ We offer flexible and affordable, interest-free monthly payment plans through LendingClub​ and CareCredit​, monthly payments as low as $150 for Invisalign clear aligners.

The Invisalign® Advantage Over Braces
When choosing an option for straightening your teeth, it's important to consider what works best for not only your appearance, but your lifestyle as well.
Effectively treats a wide variety of cases, including crowding, spacing, crossbite, overbite and underbite. X X
Straightens your teeth X X
Average cost is about $5,000* X X
Allows you to eat whatever foods you enjoy X
Lets you remove the device when you want X
Lets you enjoy virtually invisible teeth-straightening X
Allows you to brush and floss your teeth normally for better periodontal health X
Consists of smooth, comfortable plastic instead of sharp metal that is more likely to irritate your cheeks and gums X
Frees up your busy schedule, with office visits only every four to six weeks X
Invisalign® Teen: Provides up to six free replacement aligners if lost or broken.** X

* November 2010 Invisalign® Patient Survey

** Invisalign® Teen Only


A device recommended to you by your orthodontist to wear after your braces are removed. The retainer is attached to your upper or lower teeth and retains them in place. Wearing the retainer ensures that none of your teeth move while your jaw hardens and your teeth become securely bonded to your jaw.

Anterior Cross Bite

Anterior cross bites occur when the upper front teeth are inside of the lower front teeth. Over time, the lower jaw grows into a forward position abnormally, thus inhibiting the growth of the maxilla (roof of the mouth or upper jaw). Once the source of the interference causing the cross bite is eliminated, the appliance guides the maxilla back into position. The front of the appliance is moved outward through the tension of an expansion screw at the base of the unit while the back teeth are used for anchorage.

Closing Gaps
Orthodontic Closing Gaps

When closing a diastema (gap between teeth), differing amounts of movement of the two teeth is often needed. In this appliance, coil springs are placed to the side of each tooth. An arch wire acts as a guide and keeps the teeth from tipping as the space is closed.

Female Case
Orthodontics Female Case

This is a typical case of crowding. A palatal expander was used to create sufficient space in the mouth for the permanent teeth to fit properly. Braces were worn for approximately 15 months and retainers for another 3 years.

Space Maintainer
Space Maintainer

A space maintainer is a removable or fixed appliance designed to maintain an existing space. They are usually fitted to children when they have lost baby teeth early. The gap left from losing this tooth needs to be held open for the permanent tooth to erupt in its correct position.

Spring Hawley Retainer
Spring Hawley Retainer

After completing orthodontic therapy, it is not uncommon to still need a little fine tuning of tooth alignment. This is particularly true in patients who have undergone extensive orthodontic therapy and are simply 'burned out.'

This retainer is useful in correcting minor rotations and crowding. When worn, the spring action of the wires provide a light force to align the teeth. The appliance is constructed to the 'ideal' setting and the patient's teeth adapt to their new position.