Orthodontic Treatment in Manhattan, NY
At Goodman Orthodontics, our mission is to help patients of all ages throughout Riverdale, Manhattan, and greater New York achieve healthy, beautiful smiles through quality orthodontic treatment. We strive to make the treatment process as convenient as possible for our patients, and Dr. Goodman works individually with patients to create a comprehensive treatment plan that fits into your lifestyle. We’re proud to offer a variety of orthodontic treatment options to suit your needs, including a variety of different types of braces.
About Orthodontic Treatment
At Goodman Orthodontics, we offer both braces and Invisalign, and each treatment we offer comes with its own unique benefits and advantages. Orthodontic appliances use a variety of materials to straighten the teeth including metal, ceramic composites, and plastic, and depending on the treatment you choose, your appliances may be bonded to the teeth or removable.
Modern braces are designed to be smaller, lighter, and more comfortable than braces of the past, making them a more comfortable and discreet form of orthodontic treatment. Your Manhattan or Riverdale orthodontist will work with you to help you choose the orthodontic treatment that best suits your lifestyle.
How Long Does Orthodontic Treatment Take?
Treatment time can vary widely from patient to patient, and your specific treatment time will depend on the severity of your orthodontic condition and the type of treatment you choose. Orthodontic treatment can take anywhere from 6 months to 3 years to complete, although most patients undergo treatment for 18-24 months. That said, it’s important to follow orthodontic guidelines to ensure that treatment runs smoothly – so make sure to maintain a braces-friendly diet, wear your rubber bands or headgear as instructed, and keep up with regularly scheduled appointments at our Manhattan or Riverdale orthodontic office.
types of braces
Few people are lucky enough to be born with perfect teeth, but orthodontic treatment can produce beautiful results. With advancements in the orthodontic field, there are several braces options that generate great results. Here at Goodman Orthodontics, we provide personalized treatment plans that best suit your orthodontic needs. Below are the various types of braces or dental appliances to help correct your particular orthodontic problem.
Made from high-quality, durable stainless steel, metal braces use a series of brackets mounted to the front of the teeth and a long, springy archwire running through the brackets to guide teeth into position. Metal braces can treat virtually any orthodontic condition, and modern metal braces are smaller, more discreet, and more comfortable than ever.
Ceramic braces, or clear braces, work the same basic way as metal braces – the only difference is that instead of stainless steel, clear braces are made from a clear ceramic composite that blends in with teeth. This makes clear braces more discreet and aesthetically appealing, making them a favorite for adult orthodontic treatment. That said, clear braces are slightly more fragile and expensive than metal braces.
Invisalign uses a fundamentally different method from clear or metal braces to move the teeth. Instead of brackets and wires, Invisalign relies on a series of clear, removable trays called aligners to straighten teeth. The aligners fit directly onto the dental arch and are virtually invisible when worn, and because you can remove the aligners to eat, brush, and floss, they’re a highly convenient form of treatment. While Invisalign isn’t right for every patient, it’s one of the best options on the market for discreet, convenient orthodontic treatment.
Schedule a Consultation with Your Riverdale & Manhattan Orthodontist
No matter which orthodontic treatment method you choose, Dr. Goodman and our team of orthodontic specialists will work with you to make treatment as convenient as possible and help you achieve your dream smile. Contact us today if you’d like to learn more about the treatments we offer, or if you’re ready to get started, feel free to request an appointment online. We can’t wait to hear from you, and we’re excited to help you achieve a beautiful, healthy new smile!