There’s a saying that goes “You’re never fully dressed without a smile,” and that expression is certainly true in New York. Whether you’re on your way to your Midtown office or you’re picking up the kids from school, feeling confident about your pearly whites is important. But, unfortunately, it’s impossible to let your personality shine through if you don’t feel comfortable with the appearance of your teeth.
One of the most effective ways to straighten your chompers and correct problems like underbites, crossbites, deep bites and other jaw and dental problems is by having a New York orthodontist apply orthodontic braces. Although there are certainly a number of ways to correct these dental and jaw problems, braces are one of the most common and effective treatments.
In fact, a recent research study indicated that about one in five adults in the United States have corrected their misaligned teeth using this method. If you’ve thought about getting adult braces for a while, why put it off any longer?
At Upper Eastside Orthodontists in New York City, Dr. Tanya Vaysman, a New York orthodontist who specializes in metal, ceramic and invisible, also known as lingual braces, can ensure you achieve a runway-ready smile with the right treatment.
At our Manhattan office, we offer various braces for teeth including those that are made with metal, ceramic, or plastic. Metal brackets are silver in color and are the most common type. An archwire holds the bracket in place and the wire needs to be periodically adjusted by our specialists.
Another option that you have is to select ceramic brackets. In most cases, they are clear and are appropriate for patients who want to minimize the appearance of this form of orthodontic treatment.
Many people choose clear braces for their aesthetic appeal, but it’s important to note that not only is there an additional charge for this type of bracket, the length of time that you have to wear them is increased compared to traditional metal-wired braces. Even if you opt for traditional metal braces, a New York orthodontic professional like Dr. Vaysman can use elastic ties to keep the clean brackets from being too noticeable.
However, although they have to remain on your teeth for longer, clear orthodontic braces are as durable and don’t require more care than metal bracket braces.
The newest and perhaps most innovative types of braces that are available in New York City are incognito braces, iBraces. These invisible braces, which are also known as lingual braces, are placed on the inside of your teeth so that they are completely inconspicuous.
Recently, iBraces have soared in popularity for multiple reasons. They are the only braces on the market that are 100 percent customizable to fit your teeth, which makes wearing them more comfortable than traditional braces and just as effective as the metal and ceramic brackets at straightening your pearly whites.
Dr. Vaysman also may suggest that you correct your smile with Invisalign. Custom-made aligners gradually straighten your noshers over time. Approximately every two weeks, the trays, which are made of clear plastic, are switched. Before you know it, you’ll feel confident about showing off your teeth in no time.
Choosing to get orthodontic treatment is a big decision. To receive an expert recommendation about which form of adult braces are right for you, it’s best that you schedule an appointment with Dr. Vaysman. As a dental professional, she will will help you decide which type of brackets suit your needs best based on various factors, such as aesthetics, cost and length of treatment.
Don’t put off smiling another day. Contact Dr. Vaysman’s office by calling (646) 844-2646 or by visiting our contact us page.