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  • Writer's pictureDr. Brandon Huang DDS

The different types of braces available and which one is right for you

When you are looking to straighten crooked and misaligned teeth braces can be the best option. Dental braces have been around for a long time. However, some significant advancements in orthodontics have made different solutions available. New York Dental studio offers many of the best solutions at their upper east side dental office.

When Does Someone Need Braces?

Generally, you may require braces if you have any of the following issues:

  • Crowding: Your teeth can be crooked, twisted, or overlapped.

  • Gapped Teeth: Too many gaps between teeth.

  • Overbite: When your front lower teeth bite too closely to the gum.

  • Crossbite: When the top or bottom teeth touch the other teeth on the inside or outside.

  • Open bite: When the front teeth do not touch.

  • Overjet: When the top front teeth protrude too far from the lower teeth.

Some of the benefits of braces are:

Braces can improve the appearance of teeth, bite, and overall oral health. They can straighten crooked or misaligned teeth, close gaps between teeth, and correct issues with the bite, such as overbite or underbite. Additionally, braces can also help to improve the overall health of the teeth and gums by making it easier to clean and maintain good oral hygiene.

What Type of Orthodontic Care is Offered at New York Dental Studio?

Metal Braces

Traditional metal braces consist of metal brackets and wires that are bonded to the teeth and are tightened periodically by an orthodontist to gradually move the teeth into the desired position. The brackets are made of stainless steel and are attached to the teeth using a special dental adhesive. The wire is then threaded through the brackets and tightened, putting pressure on the teeth to move them. Metal braces are the most traditional type of braces and are still widely used today. They are often the best option for people who may not follow all the instructions that come with clear aligners. Metal braces can treat cases with the most complicated condition, especially movements on molars.

Ceramic Braces

Ceramic dental braces are similar to traditional metal braces, but they have brackets that are made of clear or tooth-colored ceramic material. These braces are less visible than metal braces, making them a popular choice for adults and older teenagers who are self-conscious about their appearance during treatment.

Ceramic braces work the same way as metal braces, using brackets and wires to move the teeth into the desired position. The bracket is made of ceramic material, which is less visible than metal, and the wire is made of the same material as metal braces. Ceramic braces can be more fragile than metal braces. They also tend to be more expensive than metal braces.


Invisalign clear aligners are a type of orthodontic treatment that use clear, custom-made plastic trays, called aligners, to gradually straighten teeth. These aligners are designed to fit over the teeth like a mouthguard and are worn for about 20-22 hours a day. The aligners are made of clear, medical-grade plastic and are virtually invisible when worn.

The aligners apply gentle pressure to the teeth to gradually move them into the desired position. Every two weeks, the patient will switch to a new set of aligners that are slightly different, allowing the teeth to continue moving. The treatment plan is created by an orthodontist and is digitally mapped out, so the aligners are custom-made for each patient. Invisalign clear aligners are a popular alternative to traditional braces for those who are looking for a less visible, more comfortable, and removable option for orthodontic treatment.

Lingual Braces

Lingual dental braces are a type of orthodontic treatment that uses brackets and wires, similar to traditional metal braces, but they are placed on the inside surface of the teeth (the tongue side), so they are not visible. These braces are custom-made to fit the individual teeth and are bonded to the back of the teeth. They work the same way as traditional braces, with the wire being adjusted by the orthodontist to apply pressure to the teeth in order to move them into the desired position.

Lingual braces offer the same benefits as traditional braces but with the added advantage of being hidden from view. This makes them a popular option for people who are self-conscious about their appearance during treatment. However, they are also more difficult to clean than traditional braces, which can make oral hygiene a challenge. They also tend to be more expensive and require more frequent adjustments than traditional braces.

Find the Right Braces Today!

These braces types can straighten misaligned teeth with proper care and application. However, you need to consult an orthodontist to choose the ideal option for you or your child. We use the latest technology and advancements at New York Dental Studio to offer all orthodontic treatments in Manhattan, NY. Schedule your next visit with us today to discuss your options with an orthodontist at New York Dental Studio.










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