Braces can correct crooked or crowded teeth, misaligned bites, and jaw discrepancies.
BRACES MAY ALSO ELIMINATE PROBLEMS WITH CHEWING, SPEAKING PROPERLY, AND MAINTAINING ORAL HEALTH. NOT YOUR GRANDMA’S ‘METAL MOUTH’- THANKS TO MODERN TECHNOLOGY TODAY’S BRACES ARE SLEEKER, SMALLER, AND MORE COMFORTABLE THAN EVER!
Traditionally, braces consist of small metal brackets that are placed on your teeth with a special adhesive and connected to each other by a wire. Braces require periodic adjusting to create light and steady pressure to gradually align your teeth and jaws.
Although conventional metal brackets are still the most commonly used in orthodontic treatment, we offer various other treatment options to fit your lifestyle.
Metal braces take on a fun twist at Forest Hills Orthodontists, color!
Small elastics called ligatures are placed around your braces to help straighten
your teeth. These ligatures come in many colors, which allows your to personalize your orthodontic treatment! Showcase your personality with your favorite colors, cheer on your favorite sports teams, show your holiday spirit or your school pride
just by opening your mouth! For those who prefer a more neutral and subtle look,
we also offer ligatures in clear, silver, and gray to blend in with your braces.
Ceramic or clear braces are an excellent treatment option for both teens and adults.
Made of a high quality composite plastic or ceramic, clear braces function exactly
like metal braces, but with an aesthetic advantage. Similar in size and shape to
metal braces, this alternative to treatment is far less noticeable, particularly when paired with tooth-colored wires and clear or white ligature ties.
Clear braces are a perfect alternative for our adult and teen patients who are looking for an aesthetic treatment option but are concerned about staying on track with the wear schedule of Invisalign. Clear braces can also be given a fun twist with ‘Neon Braces’ by choosing our brightly colored ligatures. Our colors pop on clear brackets to create a unique look for our patients!
Traditional braces also have a fun twist without any extra cost here at Forest Hills Orthodontists, color!
The elastics that fit around the brackets called ligatures come in tons of different colors and enable you to alter the look of the braces whenever you feel like it’s time for a change. Showcase your personality by picking your favorite colors, the colors of your favorite sports team, holiday themed or even your school colors! Silver, gray, and clear elastics are also available for adults or anyone seeking a more neutral, subtle look.
Ceramic braces, also known as clear braces, are an excellent option for teens and adults.
While they function in the same way traditional metal braces do, they offer a cosmetic alternative by using clear brackets. Ceramic braces are the same size and shape as traditional metal braces, but far less noticeable, especially when equipped with clear, white, or tooth-colored wires and elastic ties.
Ceramic braces are perfect for the adult patient who doesn’t want their braces to stand out but fears keeping up with clear aligners like Invisalign. We also have some teens and adults who prefer “Neon Braces”, a play on ceramic braces where colored elastics are used. The colors definitely give a nice neon pop off the clear brackets, creating a unique look that most people don’t commonly see.