CERAMIC BRACES – A TYPE OF BRACES OFFERED BY DR. RICHARD SCHECHTMAN, ONE OF NEW YORK’S (NY) TOP RATED ORTHODONTIST LOCATED IN JEFFERSON VALLEY, NY & Purchase, NY
A common alternative to metal braces is ceramic braces. In severe cases, Dr. Richard Schechtman will recommend using metal braces instead of ceramic braces because of issues with a difficult bite, but otherwise, ceramic braces might just be the way to go!
When the idea of invisible braces was brought to life in the 1980s, breakthroughs were made to align teeth in less-visible ways. Ceramic brackets were introduced, and contrary to popular belief, they are fairly strong and don’t stain easily, although often the ligatures will stain if you drink a lot of coffee or red wine.
In the past, a type of plastic bracket was used for invisible braces. Plastic is more porous than the ceramic composite they use today, making it easier for those invisible brackets to become stained and unsightly. However, those are no longer used, eliminating this particular issue.
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Sapphire Braces – Offered by Dr. Richard Schechtman
Braces that are crystal clear are also referred to as sapphire braces and they are recommended for people who have very white teeth. This allows them to “disappear” and blend in with the teeth. Sapphire brackets are very strong and do not stain, though the ligatures may stain.
If you find that metal braces aren’t your top pick, this is a great option for people who don’t want a metallic look in their mouth and are willing to pay a little more for their future smiles. As long as your teeth don’t require extensive or extreme work, ceramic braces are a great option.
As always, talk to your orthodontist about your options. Schechtman Orthodontics in Jefferson Valley, New York (NY) will be able to make the best recommendation tailored to your teeth and your needs.
Schechtman Orthodontics of Jefferson Valley NY and Purchase NY are the only orthodontic practices in Westchester and Putnam counties in New York (NY) that utilize SureSmile® technology. SureSmile® technology speeds up the braces process by as much as 35%, and provides the most precise treatment. We are also an Invisalign® provider and we offer our patients other alternatives to traditional braces. With many types of braces to choice from, we’re sure there is one that’s right for you.
Schechtman Orthodontics currently offers a complimentary Schechtman Smile Analysis. Schechtman Orthodontics is Westchester county and Putnam county’s top rated orthodontist for transforming smiles for over 25 years.
Financial considerations should not be an obstacle to obtaining your best smile with braces. We offer affordable payment plans with low monthly installments.
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At Schechtman Orthodontics, we want to ensure you are confident with your decision for not only your choice in orthodontic treatment, but also for the orthodontics office in New York you choose to start your braces and orthodontic treatment. To ensure you are completely confident in your decision, we offer a few no-obligation, no-pressure ways to get started!