Braces (Orthodontics)

Straighten your teeth at any age!

Not only do braces straighten your teeth, they can help improve your overall dental health.

Orthodontics is a specialty of dentistry focused on correction of malocclusion, or the improper relationship of the upper and lower teeth. Having malocclusion, however slight, can result in tooth movement, increased difficulty with hygiene, increased risk for cavities and breakage, TMJ pain, headaches, and many other serious dental complications.

The ideal age for braces for children depends on the child’s tooth development (usually between 10-14 years). If your child has crowded teeth or an unusual pattern of tooth eruption, it may be necessary to begin orthodontics earlier.

Adult braces can also greatly improve dental health. Clear braces, removable ‘invisible’ braces, cosmetic braces (tooth-colored braces) are some of the many convenient orthodontic options available.

The amount of time braces takes depends on each individual case. Please speak to your dentist or orthodontist at Manhattan Dentists, PC to find out more about braces!