Length of orthodontic treatment can vary from case to case. Typically you can expect to have your braces on for 1-2 years. If you want to have your braces on for less time – be sure to ask your parents about SureSmile! After your orthodontic treatment you can expect to use a retainer on a personally-designed schedule to keep your best smile.
The style and brand of braces you get will determine which foods you can’t eat. Hard and sticky foods are to be avoided because they can break braces. Don’t stop eating your fruits and veggies! Just prepare them differently: Apples and carrots need to be cut into wedges or strips. However, there are some types of braces that don’t limit your diet at all!
While you won’t usually experience any pain during appointments in our Jefferson Valley or Purchase, NY orthodontics office, there will be a period of discomfort after adjustments, typically for only 4 to 5 days. We do have treatments and care to keep discomfort to a minimum. Watch some of our video testimonials from patients as they describe their experience.
Dr. Schechtman has discovered that a lot of local “Best Smile In Class” recipients have been his patients! He is confident that your journey to your best smile will be a successful one.
At Schechtman Orthodontics of Jefferson Valley and Purchase, NY, 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 or your child's orthodontics. To ensure you are completely confident in your decision, we offer a few no-obligation, no-pressure ways to get started!