Why are Braces Needed?

Have you been thinking about braces, but aren't sure if the benefits are worth the hassle of straightening your teeth? Bay Ridge, NY,Braces dentists Dr. Frank Visintini and Dr. Merryl Visintini explain why orthodontic treatment is so important and share the benefits of clear braces.

How can braces help me?

Straighter teeth is the most obvious benefit of wearing braces, but not the only one. Orthodontic treatment also offers these benefits, depending on the type of problem you experience:

  • Reduced Risk of Cavities: When your teeth overlap, it's very hard to remove plaque from every surface. Unfortunately, the longer plaque lingers, the greater your chance of tooth decay and gum disease. Braces relieve crowding and make it easier to brush and floss.
  • Healthier Teeth: Some types of bite problems can damage your teeth. For example, you may have higher levels of wear and tear on your teeth if you have an overbite or crossbite. In some cases, your teeth may even fracture. Braces are effective at correcting bite problems and realigning your teeth.
  • No Biting Difficulties: When all of your teeth don't meet when you chew, mealtime can be frustrating. After orthodontic treatment, you'll be amazed at how easy it is to bite and chew.
  • Clearer Speech: Some bite problems can affect your ability to form words clearly. Braces offer a simple solution.

Are clear braces a good choice for me?

Most people in the Bay Ridge area can benefit from wearing removable clear braces. They can correct all types of bite issues, close gaps and relieve crowding. If your orthodontic issues are severe, you may need to wear metal braces.

How do clear braces work?

You won't see any metal wires and brackets when you wear clear braces. The brace system uses clear aligner trays to gently re-position and realign your teeth. Each set of aligner trays is worn for approximately two weeks. The trays are removed when you eat and when you brush and floss your teeth. If you've been putting off getting braces due to concerns about your appearance, you'll want to consider clear braces. The braces offer all of the advantages of metal and ceramic braces but are a more comfortable and attractive option.

Are you interested in learning more about the benefits of clear braces? Call Bay Ridge, NY, dentists Drs. Frank and Merryl Visintini at (718) 748-1710 to schedule an appointment.