Looking for traditional braces in the Bronx/Newburgh area? Northeastern Braces has what you need and much more. Offering orthodontic care for the entire family including braces, Invisalign, and Clear Braces. With two locations, Northeastern is convenient to the entire metropolitan area.

How Braces Work to Transform Smiles

Understanding how traditional braces work will help you determine if they are right for your smile. Although braces are among the oldest orthodontic appliances, they are also very effective. In fact, braces have been in use since as early as 300-400 BC! There have been a lot of improvements during the intervening years.

Traditional braces work on the principle of tension. The orthodontist affixes brackets to a patients’ teeth. An archwire connects the brackets to one another. The archwires are held in place with small rubber bands called elastics. Tightening the archwire creates tension which causes teeth to shift.

By guiding the shifting of the teeth, an orthodontist can straighten teeth and create a perfect smile. Although the process can take as little as six months, most treatment plans range from 12 to 18 months or longer. The duration depends on the initial degree of misalignment. More severe malocclusions do require longer treatment periods.

Each patient is unique, so every treatment plan is unique. The type of treatment also plays a role in the duration. Although traditional braces are the standard treatment for all malocclusions, other types of appliances are available. During your initial consultation, the doctor will discuss the recommended treatment plan that will provide the best results for you.

Finding the Right Orthodontist for Your Family

Now that you understand a little about how braces work, finding the right orthodontist is also important. Although every office will tell you they are the best, exploring those claims on your own will offer you the peace of mind of knowing you really have the best orthodontist.

Things to look for in a good orthodontist:

  • Years of experience
  • Good patient reviews
  • Association memberships
  • Awards and recognition
  • Offers more than one option for treatment
  • Accepts insurance and offers payment options

One thing you will notice with many orthodontic practices is the offer of a complimentary initial consultation. Although these vary with each office, most offer a diagnostic examination including x-rays, medical history evaluation, and an oral exam. The average savings from this offer can range from $250 to $350 depending on the offer.

 

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If you’re ready to find out more about traditional braces in the Bronx and Newburgh, contact Northeastern Braces to set up your initial consultation today!

Traditional Braces in the Bronx/Newburgh

To begin the process of transforming your smile, please use our Contact Form to arrange your appointment. Select the office nearest your location and complete the information, then submit the form. Our scheduling coordinator will contact you to confirm the arrangements.

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