Many patients imagine metal braces when they think of orthodontic care. While we still frequently use these types of braces at Avenue Orthodontics, we offer a wide range of braces, including clear, metal and lingual braces, all of which are made with superior materials. Drs. Eleni Michailidis and Abraham Chahine have years of additional training and education to provide patients of all ages with the most optimal appliances that meet their unique needs. Call 718-767-8400 today and arrange a complimentary consultation with our orthodontists to learn about our types of braces in Whitestone, New York, and to gain the best smile results possible.
“Lingual” means “tongue;” lingual braces are placed on the side of the teeth near the tongue, meaning the back side of the teeth. This type of braces use metal brackets and wires like traditional braces, but because they’re on the back of the teeth, they’re almost completely invisible from the outside. The main disadvantage of lingual braces is that they’re the most expensive type of orthodontic treatment, mainly because it takes more of the orthodontist’s time to work in the space behind the teeth. Some people feel that lingual braces are more difficult to get used to than regular braces because they are close to the tongue.
Which Braces Are Right For You?
Which type of braces you end up with depends on your personal choice, as well as what needs you have for your teeth. An orthodontic specialist can help you determine which of the options would be best to help you to achieve that perfect smile you’re hoping for.
At Avenue Orthodontics, we believe that our patients are entitled to have all of the information needed to make the best decisions about their orthodontic care. That’s why we offer a free consultation and initial examination. If you’re in the Whitestone area, come in and meet Dr. Eleni and Dr. Abraham. You’ll feel like you’ve known them for years, and you’ll also get to benefit from their extensive training in some of the top dental and orthodontics programs in the country.