Which Type of Braces is Right for You?

BracesWant a straighter smile? Find out how you can get the results you want.

No matter whether you are a child, teen, or adult, it’s never too late to get the smile you want thanks to braces. Hate that crooked front tooth? Want to close gaps between teeth or treat overcrowding? Don’t worry; our Bay Ridge, Brooklyn, NY, dentists, Drs. Frank and Merryl Visintini, have several orthodontic options to cater to all of our patients.

Traditional Braces

These are the braces that you most likely imagine when you think about orthodontic treatment. Of course, don’t be fooled; these modern-day brackets and wires have been given a makeover over the years. Now metal braces are thinner, sleeker, and smaller, making them less cumbersome and more comfortable.

Who should consider traditional braces: Anyone dealing with a crooked or misaligned smile. It’s an effective (and cost-effective) option for everyone from young children to adults. It’s also the most effective way to fix more complicated dental problems.

Ceramic Braces

If you are a teenager about to approach high school then you may be a little nervous about having to get braces. Our Bay Ridge, Brooklyn, general dentists completely understand this mentality. You want people to notice you and not your braces first. This is why we offer tooth-colored braces. While we will still bond brackets and wires onto the front of your teeth, they will match your teeth so they won’t be as obvious when you smile or talk.

Who should consider ceramic braces: Since these work exactly the same way as traditional braces it’s still a great option for just about anyone with an uneven smile. It’s important that you are dedicated to properly and thoroughly cleaning your braces after each meal to prevent visible discolorations from forming on tooth-colored brackets.

Clear Braces

There is also a completely clear, removable aligner option, which we know is popular among adults who want to fix gaps or crowding later in life. While most people know of Invisalign, there are quite a few clear orthodontic treatments out there that offer a discreet, comfortable, and convenient way to get the smile you want.

Who should consider clear braces: These removable aligners are great for older teens and adults who have minor to moderate misalignments such as crowding, gaps between teeth, overbites, underbites, crossbites, and open bites. Children and young teens aren’t good candidates for clear removable braces because their teeth have not finished growing.

Are you ready to sit down with us in Bay Ridge, Brooklyn, NY, and chat about which orthodontic treatment will give you the smile you’ve always wanted? If so, then call Visintini Dental today to schedule your free consultation.