Orthodontics in Astoria
Quality orthodontics is never an accident. It is the result of sincere
intention, diligent effort, purposeful direction, and wise decisions.
It often represents the prudent choice of different alternatives. In orthodontics
as in most sciences, changes occur rapidly as new techniques, methods
and materials are developed. Our responsibility to you is to keep abreast
of this progress with the highest degree of professional skill, ability
Straightening your teeth can drastically improve your appearance and self-esteem,
but it can also drastically improve your health. Having crooked teeth
or a misaligned bite can lead to many health complications later on in
life, including gum disease, bone loss, tooth decay, headaches, and jaw
pain. Fortunately, the team at Astoria Family Orthodontists provides the very best
orthodontic treatments in Queens to change the alignment of your teeth and give you the healthy, beautiful
smile you’ve always wanted.
Types of Braces
Our team of board-certified orthodontists provide an extensive array of
teeth alignment systems for the entire family. The best way to determine
which treatment option will work for you or your children is to come in
for an exam and consultation. In the meantime, here’s a quick look
at some of the types of braces we offer:
Invisalign: This revolutionary teeth whitening system will gradually shift your teeth
into place without anyone every knowing it. The invisible plastic aligners
are also completely removable, which means you can enjoy all of your favorite
foods during treatment.
Ceramic Braces: Another great option for individuals with cosmetic concerns are ceramic
braces, which are made to blend in perfectly with the natural color of
your teeth. These braces are also more durable and comfortable than traditional
Lingual Braces: This treatment uses metal braces but hides the brackets and wires on the
inside of your teeth rather than the outside. Lingual braces allow you to straighten
your teeth without having to compromise the appearance of your smile.
Metal Braces: Metal braces are the most affordable teeth alignment option, and new
technology and orthodontic processes have made standard metal braces smaller,
sleeker, less noticeable, and more comfortable than ever before.
Questions to Ask Your Orthodontist
Undergoing orthodontic treatment is a big commitment and an even bigger
investment, so it’s important that you feel comfortable with your
orthodontist and with the treatment he or she recommends. Here are a few
questions to ask during your initial exam and consultation.
- What exactly needs to be done to straighten my teeth and/or correct my bite?
- What are my options and what are the consequences of delaying treatment?
- How long will the entire process take?
- How much will this treatment cost, and what are the follow-up costs after
- Do you provide references from past or current patients?
Whether you’re researching orthodontics for yourself or your child,
the experts at Astoria Family Orthodontists can help. For over 25 years,
Astoria Family Orthodontists has been creating beautiful smiles in Queens
while ensuring that all of our patients are 100% satisfied before, during,
and after treatment. Call us at (347) 472-0661 to schedule your free initial exam.