Treatment Options

Dr. Slavin has been treating children and adults for his entire career with consistently excellent results. Every individual’s orthodontic needs are different. Dr. Slavin will formulate a treatment plan that works best for you. Traditional braces, clear ceramic braces or one of the clear aligners like Invisalign, are all treatment options depending on your wishes and needs.  Dr. Slavin will work with you to find a solution that meets your expectations and budget.

Invisalign Clear Aligners

Dr. Slavin is Invisalign Certified.

Invisalign clear aligners are custom made especially for you. You wear the almost invisible aligners over your teeth for up to 22 hours a day. Invisalign essentially straightens your teeth the same as metal braces. Invisalign clear aligners are made of flexible plastic — specifically, a patented thermoplastic material called SmartTrack® created exclusively for Invisalign treatment. These clear aligners are FDA-approved and contain no BPA, BPS, latex, or gluten. They are thin, clear, and fit snugly over your teeth, making them virtually invisible.

These braces offer several exciting benefits, including:

  • Invisalign is comfortable.
  • The clear aligners are discrete, making them perfect for self-conscious people
  • You can remove the aligners to eat, drink and brush your teeth

These are excellent benefits, but it’s worth noting that Invisalign braces aren’t the right treatment for everyone. You need discipline when it comes to keeping your aligners in.

Every smile is unique, which is why your Invisalign treatment starts with a consultation. During your consultation, your doctor will help you determine what Invisalign treatment can do for your smile. We cannot guarantee a particular treatment outcome but encourage you to share your treatment goals with your doctor at your consultation. Also, Invisalign doesn’t treat more complex orthodontic cases.

What You Need to Know About Ceramic (traditional) Braces

Understanding the Differences and Advantages of Ceramic Braces:

If you’re considering having orthodontic treatment to straighten your teeth and beautify your smile but are a bit apprehensive about the look and style of traditional metal braces, you’re not alone. Many patients are not necessarily keen on the potential of having metal brackets, wires, and bands as a part of their smile, even for a short period of time. If this sounds like you, then we would like to tell you about other options that are available to help you get the smile you’ve always wanted, such as ceramic braces.

Advantages of Ceramic Braces:

  • Their discreet appearance appeals to many patients who would otherwise feel self-conscious about orthodontic appliances on their teeth.
  • In addition, since the process of undergoing treatment is virtually identical with ceramic or metal braces, you can be sure that you won’t be sacrificing results by choosing this more aesthetically subtle option.
  • At the end of your treatment, once your braces have been removed, you’ll be delighted with the look of your smile and how easy it was to get it.

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Slavin, Jackson & Burns, Comprehensive Dentistry. Offering a Full Range of Dental Services in the Utica, NY Area.

Family Dentistry • Pediatric Dentistry • General Dentistry • Dental Implants
Pain Free Dental Procedures • Orthodontics • Root Canal
Cosmetic Dentistry • Teeth Whitening • Veneers

HAPPY CLIENTS

No more jaw pain. No more ear aches or headaches. No more sleepless nights -All due to THIS. The orthodic you fitted me with has relieved all that and it was immediate relief! I had been in physical therapy, but no longer need treatment. My P.T. was very pleased also!

Joyce Schmidt

Slavin, Jackson & Burns DDS
2017-12-13T19:52:54-04:00

Joyce Schmidt

No more jaw pain. No more ear aches or headaches. No more sleepless nights -All due to THIS. The orthodic you fitted me with has relieved all that and it was immediate relief! I had been in physical therapy, but no longer need treatment. My P.T. was very pleased also!
I feel so lucky to have met such a wonderful, caring person like you. You touched our lives in such a positive way. I want you to know your kindness has inspired me to pay it forward in many ways to help others.

Deb Seifried

Slavin, Jackson & Burns DDS
2017-12-20T16:03:00-04:00

Deb Seifried

I feel so lucky to have met such a wonderful, caring person like you. You touched our lives in such a positive way. I want you to know your kindness has inspired me to pay it forward in many ways to help others.
My name is Amy Gorczyka and Wayne is my husband. Since replacing the CPAP with the new oral device, he is sleeping more restful and quieter. It is so much easier for him. We are grateful he found this product.

Amy Gorczyka

Slavin, Jackson & Burns DDS
2017-12-20T16:00:39-04:00

Amy Gorczyka

My name is Amy Gorczyka and Wayne is my husband. Since replacing the CPAP with the new oral device, he is sleeping more restful and quieter. It is so much easier for him. We are grateful he found this product.
Just wonderful! I am so pleased to get rid of my CPAP machine. I wake up well rested. No snoring. Both myself and my partner are extremely happy. I would highly recommend Dr. Slavin and his staff to anyone who has sleep apnea.

Linda Lewis

Slavin, Jackson & Burns DDS
2017-12-11T18:09:01-04:00

Linda Lewis

Just wonderful! I am so pleased to get rid of my CPAP machine. I wake up well rested. No snoring. Both myself and my partner are extremely happy. I would highly recommend Dr. Slavin and his staff to anyone who has sleep apnea.
The new imaging technology for designing and precisely measuring dental crowns is remarkable. Although I have had no major issues previously, the recent crown 'snapped' in perfectly and immediately became part of my dental landscape.

Keith Fenstemacher

Slavin, Jackson & Burns DDS
2017-12-20T16:04:02-04:00

Keith Fenstemacher

The new imaging technology for designing and precisely measuring dental crowns is remarkable. Although I have had no major issues previously, the recent crown 'snapped' in perfectly and immediately became part of my dental landscape.
Over the years I have had a number of crowns and bridges, and I always hated the gooey impressions. The iTero eliminates all that. It is so easy and, best of all, so accurate. I have never had crowns and bridges fit better. It is an amazing mechanism.

Dena Langdon

Slavin, Jackson & Burns DDS
2017-12-20T16:03:34-04:00

Dena Langdon

Over the years I have had a number of crowns and bridges, and I always hated the gooey impressions. The iTero eliminates all that. It is so easy and, best of all, so accurate. I have never had crowns and bridges fit better. It is an amazing mechanism.
I felt the need to go out of my way to applaud Dr. Burns who continuously goes out of his way to show kindness & compassion to his patients. He not only provides thorough & quality dental care, but he also establishes meaningful connections with his patients which creates a pleasant & calm atmosphere for everyone involved. As a young adult supporting myself through graduate school, I appreciate not only the reasonable prices at his practice but also Dr. Burns' complete honesty about which dental procedures are crucial - you can trust his opinion wholeheartedly as he gives advice like he is offering it to a family member. I found his practice online but you bet I recommend Dr. Burns to everyone that I know. Thank you for your support!

Nicole Guzman

Slavin, Jackson & Burns DDS
2018-10-22T12:06:42-04:00

Nicole Guzman

I felt the need to go out of my way to applaud Dr. Burns who continuously goes out of his way to show kindness & compassion to his patients. He not only provides thorough & quality dental care, but he also establishes meaningful connections with his patients which creates a pleasant & calm atmosphere for everyone involved. As a young adult supporting myself through graduate school, I appreciate not only the reasonable prices at his practice but also Dr. Burns' complete honesty about which dental procedures are crucial - you can trust his opinion wholeheartedly as he gives advice like he is offering it to a family member. I found his practice online but you bet I recommend Dr. Burns to everyone that I know. Thank you for your support!
Thank you for taking the time to come and answer questions at our Cavity Free Kids Training. The teachers who attended the training noted that they found your session to be particularly informative and useful. We hope you know how appreciated you are in our community!

April and The Cavity Free Kids Trainers

Slavin, Jackson & Burns DDS
2017-12-20T16:02:14-04:00

April and The Cavity Free Kids Trainers

Thank you for taking the time to come and answer questions at our Cavity Free Kids Training. The teachers who attended the training noted that they found your session to be particularly informative and useful. We hope you know how appreciated you are in our community!
My wife's happy, I'm happy. I don't wake up with headaches anymore and don't get tired during the day, because I am getting my full rest at night. I am very happy.

John Evans

Slavin, Jackson & Burns DDS
2017-12-20T15:46:35-04:00

John Evans

My wife's happy, I'm happy. I don't wake up with headaches anymore and don't get tired during the day, because I am getting my full rest at night. I am very happy.
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