If you missed orthodontic appointments as a teen, it may not be too late to get the smile you’ve been dreaming of. Not only is getting braces as an adult a common procedure, but it’s also one that comes with oral health and hygiene benefits.

At Forest Hills Orthodontic Associates, Dr. Mizrahi and the rest of our team believe that you are never too old to obtain your perfect smile. That is why we offer several types of braces for adults and orthodontic treatment options to help you reach the oral health of your dreams when you decide it’s finally treatment time.

Braces Available at Forest Hills Orthodontic Associates

Forest Hills Orthodontic Associates offers a wide variety of quality adult braces. When you come to our Forest Hills, NY, clinic, you will be treated to the perfect dental aligner for you and your needs.

Our most popular options for braces for adults include the following:

Metal Braces

Metal braces, which are among the oldest dental aligners, have become the standard type of braces because of their effectiveness.

If you opt for metal braces, Dr. Mizrahi will affix a metal bracket to each of your teeth and affix the brackets together with a metal wire. Those brackets will secure your teeth as the wire slowly repositions them. From there, Dr. Mizrahi will tighten the wire slightly to continue aligning your teeth until the braces have achieved your desired results.

Damon Braces

Damon braces can improve your smile with minimal effort! Offering self-ligating technology, Damon braces will automatically adjust as your teeth move into place. Formerly, Dr. Mizrahi would have to manually adjust braces through multiple appointments over 4-6 weeks periods. Now, the braces slide into place with fewer appointments. This is a great option for anyone looking to improve their smile in Forest Hills, NY!

Ceramic Braces

Ceramic braces, which are made with porcelain or ceramic material, offer a discreet alternative to shiny metal braces. The brackets can be slightly larger, but the tooth-colored material blends in well to your teeth. This option is more inconspicuous compared to traditional metal braces!

Why Getting Braces as an Adult Is Beneficial

Braces are a great option for adults in Forest Hills, NY because they provide an effective solution for straightening teeth and can typically be removed in no longer than two years. Straight teeth can help build your confidence as you start to see your appealing smile slowly shape into the one you’ve dreamed of having. Adult braces have even more benefits.

Misaligned and misshapen teeth rank among the leading causes of poor oral health in adults. Though many people don’t realize it, these dental issues can lead to severe oral disorders, including jaw pain, disorders of the temporomandibular joint (TMJ), bone erosion, and even more.

In some cases, our patients come in with dental issues so severe that even brushing and flossing can’t be remedied. If there is severe crowding or impacted teeth, no amount of brushing is going to help clean 100% of the tooth surface. But braces for adults will help ward off painful dental issues.

If you have any questions about the benefits of adult braces, contact us today either online or at our Forest Hills, NY, clinic.

How Much Do Adult Braces Cost?

In general, adult braces will range from $3,000 to $6730. However, your braces will vary in price depending on the type you select and the severity of your teeth misalignment.

How Long Will I Need to Wear My Braces?

The length of time people spend with their braces varies on how much dental correction they want or needs. But, generally speaking, most people wear their braces for 18 to 24 months before the desired results are achieved.

Am I a Candidate for Braces?

Any adult who wants to improve their smile, restore their confidence or ensure their oral health is a candidate for braces, regardless of age.