In the past, patients who needed orthodontic treatment had limited options. . Recent advancements in orthodontics have resulted in many new types of treatment options for both children and adults. If you prefer the reliability of braces, our Avenue Orthodontics office in Whitestone offers metal braces and clear braces. Metal braces are the more common option, but clear braces are just as effective as metal braces. If you still cannot figure out which one you prefer, use our guide to help you make your choice.
Traditional Metal Braces
Metal braces continue to be a popular way to treat a variety of orthodontic conditions such as overbite, underbite, crowding and spacing. . Metal braces are an excellent option if you need orthodontic treatment but do not want to worry about wearing removable aligners. . Because the brackets are attached to the teeth, , you do not have to remember to wear an appliance. The metal braces we use are relatively small and discreet so that you can enjoy your life while your bite and smile improve.
Dr. Eleni Michailidis and Dr. Abraham Chahine use the newest technology to reduce some of the discomfort and irritation that may come with braces. We use low profile brackets that are smaller than regular brackets so that more of your smile shows. Our office also uses heat activated-archwires that are designed to move teeth slower over a longer period of time. With these new innovations, our braces are more comfortable than ever. In addition, Dr. Michailidis and Dr. Chahine use only the highest quality products that are made in the USA and meet all health standards.
For most patients, discreet treatment is an important factor. Our clear braces are made out of a clear or tooth-colored ceramic. They are attached in a similar manner to metal braces so that you do not risk losing them. Our clear braces are made with a material that resists staining and discoloration so that your smile continues to shine regardless of what you eat or drink. We use the h2est ceramic brackets so that you do not have to worry about breakage and treatment time is about the same as metal braces. The major difference is the visibility of your braces.
If you are trying to decide between metal or clear braces, allow our skilled orthodontists to aid you in making your decision. Dr. Michailidis and Dr. Chahine have undergone extensive training and education to assist you in creating your perfect smile. We believe that you deserve the best orthodontic care and will provide top care for your teeth.
Our Whitestone office provides orthodontic treatment using all of the available treatment options, including metal braces or clear braces to patients living in New York, Bayside, or any surrounding areas. Dr. Michailidis and Dr. Chahine can transform your smile using all the advances in modern orthodontics. . Call our office at (718) 571-8286 or visit our site to learn more.