Myth 5: Orthodontics are too expensive


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


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


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


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


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

Lost Separators


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


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


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