Braces Bronx, NY

Metal braces are still commonly used today for one big reason – they are the simply the most effective treatment available. But the good news is, today’s metal braces are much sleeker and less noticeable than ever before!

Our metal braces are made of a high-grade stainless steel and are designed to be both low profile and more comfortable. You can even personalize your treatment with colorful rubber bands to show off your personality. 

How do metal braces work? Brackets are bonded to the teeth, and then a wire is inserted into the brackets, connecting all of the teeth. The wire then works to apply a gentle pressure to guide and align the teeth. You’ll visit our office throughout your treatment to have the wire adjusted. At the end of treatment, your bite will be corrected, and your smile will be straightened. 

Advantages of Metal Braces:

  • Can efficiently and effectively correct even the most severe malocclusion
  • Are the most cost-effective treatment option available
  • Are bonded directly to the teeth so you don’t have to worry about remembering to put them in (unlike clear aligners)

Metal braces do take a bit of time to get used to, however. Your mouth will be sensitive in the first several days to a week after having your braces placed, and then for the first day or two after an adjustment. Warm saltwater rinses and over-the-counter pain medication can help. You can also use orthodontic wax over any areas of your braces that cause irritation to the inside of your mouth.

Braces FAQ

Are metal braces the best option?

Metal braces are an excellent orthodontic treatment option; however, they aren’t the only option. Clear aligners, lingual braces, and ceramic braces are also available. To determine which treatment option is the best option for you, schedule an appointment with Dr. Woo. She will discuss the treatment options available and explain which she believes will be the best to meet your needs.

How much do metal braces cost?

Metal braces cost on average between $3,000 and $7,000. The exact cost of your treatment will depend on your specific case. There are several factors that go into the cost of treatment, including the age you are when you begin treatment and the severity of your malocclusion.

Are metal braces covered by insurance?

If you have dental insurance, metal braces will most likely be covered by your plan. However, this will need to be verified before initiating treatment. Riverdale Family Orthodontics will help you verify your insurance coverage.

How do I care for my braces?

Your metal braces are bonded directly to your teeth, so you will care for them as you do your teeth, by brushing and flossing regularly. It can take a bit of extra time, especially in the beginning, to get used to brush and flossing around the brackets and wires. A floss threader and a waterpik can be great helps during your treatment. You should also maintain all regular appointments with your dentist during the course of your treatment.
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