If you are thinking about getting braces to improve the look or function of your or your child’s smile, you will want to come to see us at Rosenberg Orthodontics. Our top-notch Greenpoint orthodontist, Dr. Phillip E. Rosenberg, will provide you and your child with the very best orthodontic care, as well as discuss whether treatment with clear or metal braces will work best.
Many people enjoy having their smile treated with clear braces, because it means they can receive orthodontic care without being embarrassed by being seen wearing metal wires and brackets on their teeth. At our orthodontic practice, our Greenpoint orthodontist uses Invisalign invisible braces when providing treatment with clear braces. Clear braces have several different advantages over metal braces. However, not everyone is a good candidate for treatment with clear braces because they may have a bite problem that cannot be corrected with the use of clear plastic aligners. Our orthodontist will evaluate your particular bite situation and let you know whether you are a better candidate for clear or metal braces. Treatment with clear braces takes about the same amount of time as treatment with traditional metal braces. However, our patients are able to eat anything they want during the entire treatment time with clear braces because the clear plastic aligners are removed during meals. Our patients also find that the clear braces are extremely comfortable to wear since they do not contain any metal parts. Also, you will probably need fewer trips to our orthodontic office when you wear clear braces, as the braces will not need to be adjusted. However, treatment with traditional metal braces will most likely cost less. In addition, just about all bite problems can be treated with traditional metal braces.
For an appointment to meet with our Greenpoint orthodontist to learn the type of braces treatment that will best help you, contact us today.