Welcome to Bayside Dental Group, where our orthodontist in Fresh Meadows provides braces such as Invisalign for straightening teeth as well as traditional orthodontics. Invisalign and other invisible braces allow patients to wear braces without the unsightly hardware that traditional braces offer. Come in and visit, so that we can recommend which types of braces are best for you.
Traditional braces are the most common types of orthodontics made by our orthodontist in Fresh Meadows. Traditional braces are the kind that use brackets, spacers, rubber bands, and other metal pieces that are placed over the teeth and align them into position with gentle force over time. Traditional braces are popular with kids because they can change the colors of the rubber bands, but some adults also like them. Those who do not want the visibility of traditional braces may like invisible braces like Invisalign. Invisalign uses a series of clear plastic aligners made using a 3-D computer graphics program. The aligners are customized to each individuals mouth. After a comprehensive exam to determine the degree of alignment needed, the information is fed into the computer, which creates a series of aligners that are given to the patient over the course of treatment. There can be anywhere from 12 to 48 sets depending on the level of alignment needed and the severity of misalignment.
The braces should only be removed for eating, brushing and flossing until the final phase is finished and the teeth are aligned. Many patients are very happy with their braces once they are completed. Learn more at the website of our orthodontist in Fresh Meadows. You can read about the different kinds of braces, see testimonials and learn more about our services. We try to accommodate walk in patients, but patients can also make appointments online through our easy to use website portal.