Orthodontic FAQs

What’s the difference between Invisalign and Nano-Braces?

invisalgin and nano-braces

No matter what, it’s proven in today’s technology of orthodontics that a perfect smile stimulates success. How do we know? Well, we have watched thousands of patience in New York City take the “6 Month Challenge” and find happiness with a perfect smile. Through the free consultation processRead More >

Should I visit my general dentist while I am wearing braces?

Most definitely, you must continue seeing your general dentist at least once in six months for dental checkups and cleanings! Additionally, if you have a tendency to accumulate tartar and plaque quickly, or are prone to developing cavities or experiencing periodontal problems, you should consider more frequent visitsRead More >

Will wearing braces interfere with the playing of musical instruments?

No. However, some patients can experience an initial period of adjustment. Moreover, it is possible to use brace covers to prevent discomfort.

Will braces interfere with the playing of sports?

No. however, it is advisable for patients to protect their cheeks, lips, teeth, and gums by wearing a special orthodontic mouth guard when taking part in sports and games. Mouth guards are available at our orthodontic office in New York City and are comfortable, inexpensive, and come inRead More >

Will the braces hurt?

The process of placing bands and brackets on the teeth does not hurt. However, once the braces are placed and connected with archwires, the patient is likely to feel some soreness on the teeth for up to a week. This soreness can normally be reduced by taking commonRead More >

What is the duration of orthodontic treatment?

Orthodontic treatment times depend on the complexity of the original problem and can take between one and three years (though a majority of patients now complete treatment in 6 months or less). Actual treatment time is a function of the rate of growth and the severity of theRead More >

What makes orthodontic treatment work?

In orthodontic treatment braces are used to apply steady gentle pressure on teeth to gradually move them to their proper positions. The main components of the braces are the brackets that are placed on the teeth and the archwire that connects them. The archwire that is placed inRead More >

Can an adult benefit from orthodontic treatment?

It is possible for orthodontic treatment to be successful on adults as well. Everybody desires to have a beautiful and healthy smile. Between a quarter and a third of current orthodontic patients are adults (more so after Invisalign appliances were introduced).

What are Phase I and Phase II treatments?

Phase I treatment, or early interceptive treatment, is a limited orthodontic treatment (that comprises expander or partial braces) that is administered before all the permanent teeth have erupted. Typically, this treatment occurs between the ages of six and ten. This treatment is recommended to ensure that more spaceRead More >

What is the right age for orthodontic treatment?

Orthodontic treatment can be provided at any age. Also, many orthodontic defects are easier to correct when detected early, before jaw growth has slowed down. Early treatment might mean that the patient can avoid more serious complications or surgery later. The American Association of Orthodontists recommends that everyRead More >