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Clear Braces Midtown Manhattan

Braces are the most common form of orthodontic treatment. Dr. Jacquie Smiles and the team at Dr. Jacquie Smiles offer clear braces in Midtown Manhattan. Traditional metal braces aren’t the only option to choose from anymore.

Clear Braces in Midtown NYC

Clear braces are made from a ceramic material. The pieces are larger and more brittle requiring more oral hygiene care than other options. For those patients who live in or work near Midtown NYC who are uncomfortable about the appearances of their smile, clear braces are the answer. 

Schedule your no-obligation open bite treatment consultation in NYC today
by calling 212-972-3522 or fill out the contact form to receive additional information. 

Save up $1,000 on clear braces orthodontic treatments.
We accept insurance, financing HSA, and FSA.

Other Types of Braces

Lingual Braces

Lingual braces that are hidden behind your teeth. They are customized to fit the shape of your teeth perfectly. Since they are behind the shape of your teeth, they are difficult to see from the casual observer.

Self-ligating braces

Made from the same material as traditional metal, but don’t require the use of rubber-bands and wires. Instead, they use a specialized clip that holds your teeth in place.

Invisalign Clear Braces

Sets of Invisalign clear aligners that are comfortable and removable. They are made from plastic trays and are customized to mold to the shape of your smile.

Damon Braces

Damon braces are designed to be discreet, comfortable and easy to keep clean. Dr. Jacquie Smiles offers her patients in NYC with Damon braces. The Damon System is not just about revolutionary braces and wires, it’s a whole new way of treating patients.

MTM Braces

MTM® Clear Aligner is the virtually undetectable way to align your smile without traditional braces. MTM Clear Aligner uses clear, removable aligners to correct slight misalignments (such as crowding or gaps). “MTM” stands for “Minor Tooth Movement” – a process for aligning upper and/or lower teeth requiring minimal movement. 

Compare Braces

While both braces and Invisalign can help straighten your teeth, they both have pros and cons. Can’t decide between Invisalign vs braces? Dr. Jacquie Smiles has created a detailed brace vs Invisalign comparison chart below for her NYC patients.

Braces (irremovable) vs Invisalign (removable)
Metal Color Clear/invisible
24/7 for an average of 2 years, depending on patient needs Treatment time 22-24 hrs/day for 6 to 18 months, depending on patient needs
$1,800-$5,500 Cost Average of $5,000
Brush brackets and wires regularly while brushing teeth; water pick may be helpful. Maintenance Invisalign Cleaning system, or brushing and rinsing trays in lukewarm water
About every month Follow up visits Change aligner trays every 2 weeks; visits every 4 to 6 weeks
Positioner or retainer likely needed ongoing, maybe only at night Follow up to treatment Positioner or retainer likely needed ongoing, maybe only at night
  • More effective for more complex issues
  • No temptation to leave them out, so less self-discipline is needed for success
  • No extra cleaning steps required besides regular brushing and flossing
Pros
  • Invisible
  • Removable
  • No issues with food getting caught
  • No difficulty eating
  • No discomfort from wires
  • May have some pain, sores or discomfort from wires, brackets or tooth movement
  • May have tooth discoloration due to difficult hygiene, bracket breakage and tooth wear
  • May have difficulty eating sticky, hard foods
Cons
  • May have discomfort from tooth movement
  • Must remove before eating or drinking anything but water
  • Must brush after each meal to avoid staining
Patients who play rough contact sports on a regular basis NOT ideal for

Patients with:

  • back tooth bite issues
  • the need to rotate canines or premolars
  • the need to move teeth vertically
  • lack of discipline to keep trays in for at least 22 hours daily

Schedule a Consultation

Please contact Dr. Jacquie Smiles today to learn more clear braces in Midtown NYC by calling 212-972-3522 or filling out the contact form to receive additional information. Our office is conveniently located near 30 East 40th Street Park Avenue, New York, NY 10016.

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