Braces Specialist

Midtown Dental Care

Dentists located in Midtown Manhattan, New York, NY

Today’s braces are less obtrusive and more comfortable than ever. If you or your child needs to correct an overbite, underbite, or other alignment problem, the Midtown Dental Care dentists in Manhattan, New York, help you choose the best orthodontics to meet your needs. Whether you want traditional braces, plastic braces, or clear Invisalign braces, if you live in the Greater New York area — including Queens, Rego Park, Manhattan, and New York City — book a consultation online or call Midtown Dental Care to get started today.

Braces Q & A

Midtown Dental Care

What are braces?

Braces are an orthodontic system made of metal, plastic, or tooth-colored ceramic brackets that are affixed to your teeth with dental cement and strung with a wire that is tightened to correct your bite.

Braces are used to:

  • Pull gapped teeth closer together
  • Correct overbites, underbites, and crossbites
  • Fix rotated or crowded teeth

Can I get braces that aren’t noticeable?

Today’s braces are less noticeable than ever. You can choose mini brackets, colored brackets, or the clear Invisalign aligners. Braces move teeth more quickly than ever, the wires are less noticeable, and they are more comfortable than braces in the past.

When should I get braces?

Midtown Dental Care dentists recommend braces for children whose permanent teeth are growing incorrectly, teens who already have an alignment problem, and men and women who want to straighten their misaligned teeth to avoid functional difficulties and look more attractive.

Early braces help your child by:

  • Correcting thumb-sucking
  • Guiding the growth of your child’s jaw
  • Ensuring that permanent teeth grow into proper alignment
  • Creating proper width of the upper and lower arches
  • Avoiding tooth extractions later in life
  • Improving minor speech problems

Can you wear braces at any age?

Men and women of any age can get straighter, more attractive teeth and a healthier, more functional bite with orthodontic braces.

However, adult bones have finished their growth and so are more difficult to correct. Early braces can correct alignment faster and more efficiently than braces later in life.

How long do I have to wear braces?

Most men, women, teens, and children need to wear braces from one to three years to correct their alignment issues. The exact time varies based on your age, oral health, and the degree of correction needed.

You may need to wear a night brace when you sleep. After you have your braces removed, you probably need to wear a retainer during the day for the first six months. Your Midtown Dental Care dentist may advise you to wear the retainer at night for several years.

Do braces correct my teeth permanently?

As long as you follow your dentist’s instructions, your corrected alignment should last a lifetime.

There’s no need to wait for braces anymore. If you or your child needs staighter teeth, call Midtown Dental Care or book a consultation with the online form.

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