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Metal Braces

The Traditional, Effective Way to Straighten Your Teeth

In certain cases, traditional metal braces are the best option for aligning your smile and improving dental health. While they may not be the newest method of straightening teeth, metal braces have made real technological advances in recent years. The way that metal braces are used is not the same as it was 10 or even five years ago. While some of the experiences may be similar, the materials are now stronger and more resilient to standard wear and tear. Dr. Faust offers durable, effective metal braces in Manhattan and New York City, NY.

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Metal Braces - Tried & True

While there are highly advanced orthodontic treatments that give you faster treatment, nearly invisible treatment, and maintenance-free treatment, there is a reason that traditional metal braces are still around. Their process for aligning your smile and your bite is still incredibly effective. When discreet treatment isn’t a necessity, traditional metal braces are still a highly reliable and sometimes preferable treatment option for straightening teeth.

Mix & Match With Metal Braces

The colored bands used with braces are now stronger and stain-resistant. Whether you want to wear your favorite color, show school pride, or represent your favorite sports team, you will get a fun, new look every time you get an adjustment!

Metal Braces Are Sturdy & Effective

Traditional metal braces today are made from stronger materials and use a more effective adhesive. The end result is fewer broken brackets or bands that might otherwise extend the length of your treatment.

At your initial consultation, Dr. Faust will perform a thorough examination to determine if metal braces are the best option for your orthodontic needs. She will also take the time to fully educate you on your options and answer any questions you may have prior to beginning your treatment.

Frequently Asked Questions Regarding Metal Braces

Choosing the right orthodontic treatment option can be difficult, but we strive to streamline the process. That’s why we’ve taken the liberty of compiling some questions and answers regarding metal braces to help you determine if this is the best choice for you:

How Do Metal Braces Work?

Metal braces use brackets, wires, and rubber bands to apply gentle pressure which gradually moves teeth into the correct position over time. You will have appointments with your orthodontist every 4-6 weeks or so to review your progress and make adjustments.

How Long Do I Need Metal Braces?

Treatment duration varies case by case, but you can generally expect to keep your metal braces for 18 months to 3 years.

Do Metal Braces Hurt?

There may be minor discomfort or soreness when the braces are first fitted to your teeth and after each adjustment. This is a sign that the treatment is doing what it’s supposed to do, and the discomfort will decrease over time.

Can I Eat Whatever I Want With Braces?

Unfortunately, you must avoid certain foods during your orthodontic treatment with metal braces. Sticky candy, hard foods, chewing gum, and popcorn are a few of these. Your orthodontist can provide you with a complete list.

Will I Need a Retainer?

Yes, you will need a retainer when your braces are removed. Wearing a retainer after your orthodontic treatment serves to maintain the position of your newly aligned teeth and prevent them from shifting back. Your orthodontist will be able to tell you how often you must wear your retainer, as this depends on the patient.

Contact Us for Metal Braces in Manhattan & New York City, NY

To experience our 5-star-rated orthodontic care, schedule your New Patient Consultation today by calling (212) 262-2948. You may also use our convenient online form. Your appointment includes the following:

  • Discuss Your Goals
  • Digital X-Rays
  • Complete Exam
  • Discover Your Options
  • Get Started

During your appointment, we will take the time to explain our treatment process, flexible payment options, and answer any questions you may have. We look forward to helping you achieve your happiest, healthiest smile!

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