What Are the Different Types of Braces Available?

There are more options for braces in Midtown Manhattan than in year’s past. Options were limited to traditional metal braces. Today, new advances in orthodontic technology, however, have successfully created alternatives to metal braces that are becoming more popular among patients. Dr. Ingrid Barillas and Dr. Rodolfo Sanchez of Dental Specialists of New York is a leading orthodontic health care provider in Midtown Manhattan and can help you determine which treatment approach is most appropriate for you, your needs, and your treatment goals.

Different Types of Braces in Midtown Manhattan

Traditional Metal Braces

Traditional metal braces are indicated in the treatment of almost all oral misalignments. They are made of metal brackets and archwires that are affixed to the front surfaces of the teeth. They can be customized to include colored bands, and some brands have found ways to slim down their bulky appearance. The cost of treatment with traditional metal braces is comparable to other orthodontic treatment approaches.

Ceramic Braces

Similar to traditional metal braces, ceramic braces attach to the front surfaces of the teeth and are worn for a prescribed period of time. They are, however, made from ceramic and not metal. Ceramic braces are less noticeable than metal; they are made to blend in with the color of the patient’s teeth.


Invisalign aligners are sets of clear plastic tray aligners that are an alternative to more obvious metal or ceramic braces. Comfortable to wear due to their sleek material, they are comparable in cost and treatment time to other alternatives. Invisalign aligners are removable by the wearer, making eating and brushing much easier. The popularity of Invisalign clear aligners in Midtown Manhattan has increased over time.

The Dental Specialists of New York team offer the most advanced and professional orthodontic treatment in Midtown Manhattan. Dr. Barillas and Dr. Sanchez treat their patients with the most appropriate approach for them; traditional metal braces, ceramic braces, and Invisalign clear aligners. Each treatment has their own benefits and advantages. To learn more about which best suits you, contact Dr. Barillas, Dr. Sanchez, and the team at Dental Specialists of New York at (212) 661-2192.

Dr. Ingrid Barillas, Dr. Rodolfo Sanchez, and the team at Dental Specialists of New York are experts in braces. If you have any questions pertaining to Invisalign, Invisalign Teen, braces and clear braces in Midtown Manhattan, 10155, NYC, Midtown East NYC, and Midtown NYC, or would like to schedule an complementary consultation with Dr. Barillas or Dr. Sanchez, contact Dental Specialists of New York at (212) 661-2192.

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