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Types of Invisible Braces By Purchase NY Orthodontist

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Yes, you read that correctly – invisible braces! Even more invisible than the ceramic and sapphire braces, which is intriguing to many people.

If you have concerns about your appearance or absolutely can’t alter the way you look because your appearance plays a role in your job (for example models, actors/actresses, TV news reporters, public speakers, etc.), these invisible braces might just be perfect for you.

Lingual Braces

A lesser-known and less common type of braces, lingual braces are attached to the backs of your teeth instead of the front. They look similar to conventional or traditional braces and the way the braces work are very similar; they’re simply attached to the inside (the tongue side) of your teeth instead of the outside.


  • They can’t be seen when smiling.
  • All brackets are custom-made.
  • Technological breakthroughs have allowed this method to be more easily manageable than ever.


  • They can be difficult to get used to.
  • They can cause tongue soreness.
  • They can cause speech impediments initially, and in some cases, for the duration of treatment.
  • They’re more difficult to clean.
  • Appointments take longer.
  • The braces are more difficult to access for the orthodontist.
  • Not all orthodontists offer lingual braces.

Though there are a number of challenges to overcome with this method, your Purchase, NY orthodontist can tell you more about lingual braces and whether they’re right for you. Lingual braces, like other invisible braces, are not recommended for those who need extensive treatment.

Invisalign® Braces

Because there were a lot of commercials on TV, Invisalign® is a well-known method for straightening teeth gradually without getting braces.  This method isn’t recommended for more complicated cases,  but it can be an excellent option for most patients.


  • Designed to be invisible.
  • Removable.
  • No issues with food getting caught in braces.
  • No sores.
  • No difficulty eating or food restrictions.


  • More expensive than braces.
  • Requires a great deal of self-discipline.
  • Must brush after every meal to avoid staining.
  • Must remove to eat or drink anything except water.
  • Must clean aligners separately from teeth
  • Not ideal for those who need extensive correction.
  • Edges may need to be filed down to avoid gum soreness or injury.
  • Some people reported feeling claustrophobic due to having a hard time taking their trays out to eat.

Is the Power of Invisibility Worth It?

That really depends on the person, their discipline, the amount of work they need done, and whether their budget allows for the treatment. Many people gave the process a positive review, but some had issues with various aspects of it.

If you’re the type of person who drinks mostly water, brushes regularly, and can incorporate new oral health habits such as brushing and flossing on the go easily, then Invisalign® is a great option for you. If you have a tendency to neglect your oral health responsibilities, it may not be so good.

If you don’t want all the hassle of cleaning trays and taking them out but want to avoid the look of wearing braces, lingual braces might be for you. Though harder to clean, these will help you keep your confidence up and your teeth looking great, as long as you brush and floss regularly.

No matter which kind of braces you prefer, your Purchase NY orthodontist will make recommendations based on your unique needs. Start smiling with confidence! Give us a call at 914-200-1569 and book your free, no obligation Schechtman Smile Analysis.

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.

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.

Book your free, no obligation Schechtman Smile Analysis today and start smiling with confidence!


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!

  1. Find out what the most important aspects are in choosing the right orthodontist in Jefferson Valley or Purchase, NY for you or your child by reading our free report, "The Top 10 Things To Know Before Choosing Your Orthodontist."
  2. Take this assessment to see if Dr. Schechtman is the right orthodontist for you or your family!
  3. Click here to fill out the form to receive your complimentary Schechtman Smile Analysis, a $250 value!
  4. Call 914.962.9600 to speak with a Schechtman Orthodontics team member right away!
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