Academy Dental -  - Cosmetic Dentist

Academy Dental

Cosmetic Dentists & General Dentists located in Hamilton, NJ & East Orange, NJ

Braces Specialist

Thanks to advancements in orthodontics - including Invisalign® and Six Month Smiles® – there have never been more or more efficient methods for achieving properly aligned teeth. Leading braces specialist Dr. Pankaj Puri of Academy Dental, with locations in Hamilton and East Orange, New Jersey, is versed in the array of orthodontic procedures available today. He’s beautified countless smiles throughout the greater tri-state area. To find out how Dr. Puri can help you with your orthodontic needs, call the office today or click online to schedule a consultation.

Orthodontics Q & A

Do properly aligned teeth offer benefits beyond a beautiful smile?

Yes. Proper tooth alignment not only creates a beautiful smile, but can prevent a wide range of oral health issues. This includes irregular wear and tear on your teeth and jaw pain. Properly aligned teeth are also easier to brush and floss, which reduces the likelihood of developing gum disease and cavities.

What is Invisalign®?

Invisalign is a breakthrough in orthodontic treatment. Virtually invisible, pain free and removable, the system uses a series of customized, clear plastic aligner trays to gradually move teeth into their proper position. Approximately every two weeks, you’ll receive a new set of customized aligners made from a mold of your teeth. Dr. Puri recommends wearing your aligners for 20-22 hours per day and removing them only when eating or brushing your teeth. Invisalign can correct many, though not all, alignment problems. The number of aligners and duration of treatment is different for each patient, and ranges for six months to two years.    

How does Six Month Smiles® work?

The answer is in the name: This treatment will give you a clearly defined, healthy smile in approximately six months. Dr. Puri uses the Six Month Smiles method to fit your mouth with virtually invisible, clear, adult braces that apply mild pressure to quickly remove spaces and gaps in your teeth. To determine whether you’re a candidate or this innovative orthodontic system, book a consultation with Dr. Puri. He will assess whether Six Month Smiles can work for you, as well as, answer any questions.

How do I know if I need metal braces?

While Invisalign and Six Month Smiles are excellent for treating many alignment issues, in some cases traditional metal braces are still the best option, especially if you require major alterations to your bite or have severe dental misalignment. Dr. Puri’s comprehensive experience in orthodontics has provided him with the insight to help you find the best option for your orthodontic needs.


Dr. Puri's NJ specialty permit number is 5192.

Insurance Providers

Our office accepts most major dental insurance providers. For additional questions regarding insurance, please contact our office.

Aetna
Aflac
AIG
Ameritas
Anthem Blue Cross
Assurant Health
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Careington Care Platinum
Cigna
Delta Dental
DenteMax
GEHA
GHI
Guardian
Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey
Humana
Testimonials

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  • Yelp

    "Dr. Thind is very straightforward and provides a clear, simple explanation of the treatment to be performed."

    James L.
  • "My family goes to this dentist, so I tried last summer when back from college. Have loved her work since, she is always running on time and courteous."

    Kristin M.
  • "I am an old patient of Dr. Thind. Keep up the great work!"

    Jamie L.
  • Healthgrades

    I give Dr. Thind 5 stars - my appointments with her are a breeze!

    Kim T.
  • Healthgrades

    Wish I met her sooner - she is a very gentle dentist and highly knowledgeable.

    Lorie G.
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