Braces

Braces use constant, gentle pressure, applied to your teeth over time, to move them into proper position. Your braces are at work every moment of your orthodontic treatment. While braces are available in a variety of styles, including metal, plastic and ceramic, they all have the same goal: To correctly align your teeth and jaws for enhanced aesthetic appeal and for better oral health.

Metal Braces

Metal braces are popular with children and teens, and are smaller and more comfortable than ever before. Traditional metal braces feature two main components: the brackets that are placed on each tooth and the arch wire that is threaded through them. As the wire applies pressure to one side of the tooth, the jawbone on the other side gives way. This causes the tooth to move and new bone to grow behind it. Elastics (rubber bands) are used in conjunction with braces, exerting a constant force to move teeth. Elastics must be worn at all times and changed every day in order to maintain the proper force.

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Clear Braces

A smiling woman wearing clear braces

The invisible way to straighten your teeth without braces.

For information on Invisalign, please visit www.invisalign.com.

  • Invisalign uses a series of clear removable aligners to straighten your teeth without metal wires or brackets.
For more information about Braces or to schedule a consultation with Dr. Goldfarb, Dr. Rastogi, Dr. Rabizadeh, Dr. Hovsky, Dr. Lin, Dr. Gulati or Dr. Seedat, call our office in Bronx, NY at Fordham Plaza Dental Associates-Citident Phone Number (718) 365-4300.