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Clear Braces in Whitestone With Dr. Abraham Chahine

Modern-day Orthodontics has come a long way from the discomfort and cumbersome nature of braces from the past. Today’s selection of orthodontic treatments offers more options and versatility for the consumer. Amongst these options are a wonderful innovation known as clear braces. Many patients of Dr. Abraham Chahine and Dr. Eleni Michailidis are opting for the features and function of clear braces in Whitestone.

What are clear braces?

Clear braces are similar to traditional metal braces. Clear brackets are bonded to the surface of the teeth and wires are used to carefully adjust the position of the teeth in order to achieve a beautiful, straight smile. However, instead of the distinct metal bracket used with traditional braces, clear braces use a tooth-colored ceramic bracket that makes braces less visible.

Although commonly confused, clear braces are different from clear aligners like Invisalign. While clear braces are attached, clear aligners are removable, but do require more diligence to achieve the desired results.

Why are clear braces a good option?

Unlike traditional braces, clear braces are able to adjust a person’s teeth with more discretion. While still noticeable, clear braces are not as visible as traditional metal braces. Compared to clear aligner trays, clear braces have no removable parts that can be misplaced, nor do they require a patient to maintain a schedule for wear because they are attached in our office. For some orthodontic cases, the precision and effectiveness of braces is preferred over clear aligners. They are especially beneficial for patients seeking accelerated orthodontics.

Am I a good candidate for clear braces?

If you are in need of orthodontic treatment and would like to straighten your teeth with discretion, clear braces may be a good option for you. During your free consultation and initial exam, Dr. Abraham and Dr. Eleni can discuss your options for braces, including clear braces. They will be able to determine if clear braces are right for you and discuss any key factors during your appointment. If you are interested in accelerated orthodontics, Dr. Abraham and Dr. Eleni can provide information on this form of treatment.

What should I expect if I select clear braces for my orthodontic treatment?

Orthodontic treatment with clear braces is similar to traditional metal braces. A tool called a cheek retractor will be used to expose the teeth for treatment while maintaining a dry surface on the teeth. Teeth are then prepared to provide a good surface for the bonding procedure. The tooth-colored brackets are positioned on the tooth surface with a light-sensitive cement that is specially designed for braces. The retractor is removed and the arch wire is attached to the brackets.

Patients can expect an initial feeling of tightness as the arch wire adjusts the position of the teeth. This will subside and can be reduced using anti-inflammatory medications. Patients will need to return to Avenue Orthodontics for routine adjustments so that wires can be adjusted to achieve the desired results. During these adjustments, Dr. Abraham and Dr. Eleni will also replace the elastic ties used around the brackets. The length of treatment will vary based on your individual treatment needs.

The information provided in this article is not meant to be medical advice and is for educational purposes only. If you would like to learn more about this and other orthodontic-related topics, feel free to contact Avenue Orthodontics by clicking here or by calling 516-484-0234 to reach our Roslyn office or 718-767-8400 to reach our Whitestone office.

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“As a parent, I am beyond pleased with your professionalism (from front desk to follow-up care)… and my kids are happy too! When your kids say, ‘I’m glad we chose them,’ that speaks VOLUMES!

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“From the minute you walk through the door, you feel welcomed. Everyone you encounter is nicer than the first. Drs. Eleni and Abraham are not only professional, but warm, kind people. The atmosphere is always cheerful, and puts the patients at ease. I would very highly recommend visiting them for your orthodontics.

- Laurie B.

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“Dr. Grauer is extremely knowledgeable, kind and explains everything to the patient and parent/s. Everyone who works there is warm and accommodating. The office is well run and very efficient. We have had a wonderful experience with Dr. Grauer and his team and couldn’t be happier with our daughter’s smile!

- Ba-Nhi S.

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“My daughter said to me yesterday "thank you mommy" and I said for what? She said for bringing me to this dentist. She is very difficult and I was worried having to get an expander for her. But as it turns out Avenue Orthodontics is AMAZING!! I thank them for making this process with my daughter easy and my girl is so happy.”

- Michelle A.

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150-33 14th Avenue, Suite 100
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