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Only the rare person is born with teeth that are aligned perfectly. Because of this, orthodontics can make a huge difference for the majority of people, adults and children alike. There are several types of braces available. Speak with Dr. Ora Rosenfeld Canter to discover which type best meets your needs and goals.

Traditional Braces
Made from quality stainless steel, traditional braces use brackets attached to the front of each tooth to hold the archwires in place. The archwires put pressure on the teeth to cause them to slowly move into their ideal positions.

Tooth-Colored Braces
Tooth-colored braces, which are also called ceramic braces, function in the same manner as traditional braces. However, the brackets (and often the archwires) are made of a ceramic material that is matched to the shade of the individual’s teeth. These braces are less visible to others, so they are a great aesthetic choice for the adult who wishes to get braces.

If you choose to straighten your smile with aligners, clear aligners will be made specifically for your smile to assist you at each stage of your orthodontic treatment. Clear aligners are worn over the teeth and are easy to remove. Because of this, you can eat, brush, and floss normally.

We welcome you to contact us at 718-278-2441 today to learn more about braces in Astoria, Queens, Long Island City, Woodside, Elmhurst, Corona, Jackson Heights, and Middle Village, New York, and to set up an appointment. Our orthodontist will happily discuss your goals and treatment options with you. The journey to your dream smile is underway!