Broadway Family Dental isn’t just a family dentist; the practice includes services for cosmetic dentistry, dentures and orthodontics including dental braces. Your Brooklyn dentist can help your child get straighter teeth through clear braces, lingual braces, invisible braces, ceramic braces, metal braces, Damon braces and new diamond braces. In fact, if you want diamond braces in Brooklyn, come to Broadway Family Dental for the best options.
Orthodontists use dental braces to straighten teeth and help position them for a correct bite. A proper bite minimizes long-term wear and tear on your teeth, and straightening teeth helps eating, smiling, and self-confidence. Braces have played a major role in many lives over the past decades. To make it even more appealing, cosmetic dentistry continues to improve braces for health and aesthetics.
Types of dental braces:
There’s not one method that works for everyone, but your Brooklyn orthodontist tailors your treatment to your needs and your budget. Braces work by applying continuous pressure over time to slowly move your teeth to a desired position. The bone compensates as the pressure is applied so the changes can become permanent.
What to Expect When Getting Braces
You have many choices when choosing the type of dental braces for your teeth, but the process of getting them remains very similar no matter what your choice. Your initial consultation is routine. Your orthodontist or family dentist:
- Asks questions about your health
- Conducts a clinical exam
- Takes impressions of your teeth
- Takes photos of your face and teeth
- Takes X-rays of your mouth
After reviewing all the information and learning about the different types of braces, you and your dentist can make an informed decision. All braces have similar components, including:
- Orthodontic bands are stainless steel, clear or tooth-colored bands cemented around your back teeth to provide an anchor for the wires.
- Spacers, or small rubber rings, fit between your teeth to provide room for the orthodontic bands.
- Brackets are the squares bonded to each tooth. They hold the arch wire that moves the teeth during treatment. You can get stainless steel braces (like diamond braces), ceramic braces or clear braces made of plastic.
- Ties are the rubber or fine wires used to fasten the arch wire to the individual brackets on your teeth.
- Elastic rubber bands, springs and occasionally head gear are sometimes recommended to shorten the time you have to wear braces.
The amount of time you’re required to wear your braces depends on how much correction you need, the health of your teeth and gums, and how well you follow your dentist’s directions. Checkups occur about once a month to make sure the pressure on your teeth is steady and consistent. Your Brooklyn dentist makes adjustments to the wires, ties and bands to keep your teeth moving into the desired positions.
Some adjustments may make your mouth sore or uncomfortable, but over-the-counter pain relievers help. If you’re like most people, you have to wear your braces for one to three years. Then a retainer, worn at night, keeps your teeth in the correct position.
Ceramic Braces and Clear Braces
Braces previously were given primarily to teens and young adults whose mouths were still developing. But because your mouth, gums and jawline change as you age, some adults decide to wear braces to correct their bite. Adults may desire the cosmetic benefits of ceramic braces, clear braces or invisible braces. While invisible braces do the job just as well as normal braces, they’re placed on the backside of your teeth. Because the brackets and wires are next to your tongue, though, they can feel a little more uncomfortable.
Ceramic braces and clear braces are regular braces placed on the front of your teeth, except they’re made with ceramic or clear brackets. Some even use tooth-colored wires to reduce noticeability. They’re more expensive than normal braces, and you must keep them clean to reduce the chance of staining. If you’re in the public eye or just don’t want metal brackets showing on your teeth, you may prefer one of these options.
Diamond Braces in Brooklyn
Diamond braces, also called mini-diamond braces, use brackets that are smaller than traditional metal braces. They’re made of stainless steel like regular metal braces, however, so they’re less noticeable than normal metal braces. Because the brackets are smaller, they’re also more comfortable to wear.
Otherwise, these braces work the same as regular braces. If you’re looking to get diamond braces in Brooklyn, you don’t have to look any farther than your family dentist at Broadway Family Dental. They offer diamond braces for children and adults alike.
Aftercare Just as Important
Once your braces come off, you still have to maintain your teeth in their new position. Your dentist conducts an exam and takes X-rays to make sure your teeth are in the proper position. Then you get a retainer to wear, either all the time or just at night, for at least a year. It’s usually recommended that you wear a retainer equal to the amount of time you wore braces.
You’ll likely have to make follow-up appointments with your Brooklyn dentist, six to nine months later, to make sure your teeth are staying in position. Your dentist wants to make sure your smile is healthy and your teeth are straight for your continued dental health and positive self-image.
Do you have any questions for Dr. Ella Dekhtyar a Brooklyn dentist regarding dental braces, clear & invisible braces or diamond & ceramic braces? Would you like to schedule an appointment with the top rated Brooklyn cosmetic dentist, Dr. Dekhtyar of Broadway Family and Cosmetic Dentistry, please contact our office for a consultation.
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