Myth 5: Orthodontics are too expensive

2019-05-16T16:48:07-06:00

Compared to the alternative treatments of dental veneers, orthodontics are actually very inexpensive. A veneer for a single tooth can cost as much as $2,500, if not more. Patients generally [...]

Myth 5: Orthodontics are too expensive2019-05-16T16:48:07-06:00

Myth 4: Orthodontics are bad for my teeth

2019-05-16T16:47:44-06:00

Older, banded orthodontic appliances used to make cleaning one’s teeth more difficult, which resulted in tooth decalcification and decay. However, at our offices we use some of the most modern [...]

Myth 4: Orthodontics are bad for my teeth2019-05-16T16:47:44-06:00

Myth 3: Orthodontics hurt

2019-05-16T16:47:26-06:00

So many of the technologies that our orthodontist in New York, New York, uses feature far greater comfort to the patient than was historically achieved. Invisalign® is certainly one of [...]

Myth 3: Orthodontics hurt2019-05-16T16:47:26-06:00

Myth 2: Orthodontic treatments take too long

2019-05-16T16:47:04-06:00

At our offices our orthodontic treatment times average about 6-9 months in duration. We may even be able to shorten this treatment time! Our short treatment times are accomplished because [...]

Myth 2: Orthodontic treatments take too long2019-05-16T16:47:04-06:00

Myth 1: I am too old to receive orthodontics

2019-05-16T16:46:44-06:00

Actually, patients of all ages can benefit from orthodontic treatment. What really matters to the success of a straightening procedure is not age, but rather the health of your teeth [...]

Myth 1: I am too old to receive orthodontics2019-05-16T16:46:44-06:00

Discomfort with Braces and Orthodontic Treatment

2019-05-16T15:01:28-06:00

During the first week after your braces are placed, and after routine adjustments, you may feel some soreness or discomfort. This is normal and you do not need to worry. [...]

Discomfort with Braces and Orthodontic Treatment2019-05-16T15:01:28-06:00

Lost Separators

2019-05-16T14:59:34-06:00

Many patients lose a separator over the course of their treatment. If you lose a separator, call our office to see if it needs to be replaced.

Lost Separators2019-05-16T14:59:34-06:00

Poking Wires or Wire Irritations

2019-05-16T14:59:17-06:00

If the wire is irritating your cheeks or gums, you can move the wire away from the irritated area by using a cotton swab or eraser. If you cannot move [...]

Poking Wires or Wire Irritations2019-05-16T14:59:17-06:00

Loose Brackets or Bands

2019-05-16T14:59:05-06:00

If a bracket, band, or wire is loosened, please call our office immediately; the brackets may need to be refitted. If you need to cut a wire in case of [...]

Loose Brackets or Bands2019-05-16T14:59:05-06:00

What should I do if I experience an orthodontic emergency?

2019-05-16T14:58:51-06:00

If you experience an orthodontic emergency, such as a broken or lost appliance, we urge you to call our office as soon as possible. Even if you have a regular [...]

What should I do if I experience an orthodontic emergency?2019-05-16T14:58:51-06:00