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Many people think that braces are just for teenagers and children. However, more and more adults are straightening their teeth. Adults want to not only keep their teeth, but to have them be straight, beautiful, and healthy. Ask Dr. Ora Rosenfeld Canter about braces in Astoria, New York, if you yearn for a healthier, more attractive smile. Braces can correct your bite, space out crowded teeth, and close gaps in your smile.

Considerations
Before you decide to get braces, there a few things to consider. Straightening your teeth comes with some responsibility. Having braces means that you will need to make time for checkups. Your braces will need to be checked and adjusted at least every four to six weeks. Those who wear braces must watch what they eat. Avoid hard and sticky foods, as these could break your brackets. Also, be prepared to take extra care with your dental hygiene. Cleaning your teeth properly will take a little extra time with brackets.

Questions to Ask
Find an orthodontist that you are comfortable with before you begin treatment. Here are some questions to ask on your first visit:

– What treatment options will work for my teeth?
– How long will I wear my braces/aligners?
– How do I take care of my teeth while wearing them?
– How often will I need to come in for a checkup?
– How much will they cost?
– Do you offer payment plans?
– Does your office accept insurance?
– After I get them off, what’s the next step?

For more information and to schedule a consultation with our orthodontist, please contact our office today.