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Types of Braces

Thanks to today’s advances in orthodontic technology,  Sunshine Orthodontics in Wappingers Falls, New York can provide our patients with more options when it comes to wearing braces than ever before. While regular metal braces are still widely used, invisible and clear braces in New York are becoming increasingly popular along with removable appliances that can be used for mild cases of misaligned teeth.

Please see below to find more information for traditional, clear, or invisible braces. You can also ask us to learn more about the types of braces we offer at our office. You need to speak with your New York orthodontist to determine which appliance is right for you.

Invisible Braces in New York

Clear appliances, such as Invisalign, use a series of invisible, removable, and comfortable aligners to straighten your teeth. And, no one can tell you are wearing those aligners because they are invisible! Not only are the aligners invisible, they are removable, so you can eat and drink what you want while in treatment, plus brushing and flossing are less of a hassle. The invisible aligners are comfortable and have no metal to cause mouth abrasions during treatment. If you are interested in getting more information about invisible braces in New York, call our office today!

Invisible Braces in New York

Clear Ceramic Braces in New York

Clear ceramic braces are made of clear materials and are therefore less visible on your teeth than metal braces. For this reason, clear ceramic braces are used mainly on older teenagers and adult patients who have aesthetic concerns. While clear braces are visually less prominent, they do require more attention to oral hygiene as ceramic braces are larger than metal braces. The only drawback to ceramic brackets is that they are more fragile, and the elastic ties can discolor between orthodontic visits with certain foods and smoking. If you want more information about clear braces in New York, feel free to call our office today!

Clear Braces in New York

Traditional Metal Braces

Traditional metal braces are the most common type of braces and are smaller and more comfortable today than ever before. Made of high-grade stainless steel, metal braces straighten your teeth using metal brackets and archwires. With metal braces, you have the option of adding colored elastics (rubber bands) for a more unique and colorful smile.

Metal Braces in New York

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All About Braces

Brushing and Flossing

It’s more important than ever to brush and floss regularly when you have braces, so the teeth and gums are healthy during orthodontic treatment. Patients who do not keep their teeth clean may require more frequent visits to the dentist for a professional cleaning. Adults who have a history of gum disease should also see a periodontist during orthodontic treatment. Watch the two videos below on the proper care of braces during orthodontic treatment.

Eating with Braces

What can you eat? Let’s talk about what you shouldn’t eat! For the first day or so, stick to soft foods. Avoid tough meats, hard breads, and raw vegetables. Before long, you’ll be able to bite a cucumber again. But you’ll need to protect your orthodontic appliances when you eat for as long as you’re wearing braces.

Foods to Avoid

  • Chewy foods: bagels, hard rolls, licorice
  • Crunchy foods: popcorn, ice
  • Sticky foods: caramels, gum
  • Hard foods: nuts, candy
  • Foods you have to bite into: corn on the cob, apples, carrots

Chewing on hard things (for example, pens, pencils or fingernails) can damage the braces. Damaged braces will cause treatment to take longer.

In order to help our patients maintain good oral health throughout treatment many products from Philips SONICARE are offered for purchase in our offices

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Easy Financing

Sunshine Orthodontics - Easy FinancingAs a father of children himself, Dr. Ahmed Mansour has a special interest in providing affordable orthodontic care for families.

As a courtesy to patient families, Dr. Mansour offers a variety of payment options to meet their needs, including:

  • Full-payment discount
  • No-interest financing with a low down payment and low monthly payments
  • Multi-family member discount

As a matter of convenience to patients, Dr. Mansour also offers an automatic draft from checking accounts or credit cards.

Your treatment fee includes:

  • Records and X-rays
  • All appliances
  • All orthodontic visits including emergencies
  • One set of retainers
  • Follow-up retention visits for two years

We will review all the financial plans during your initial complementary consultation. It is our goal to provide the highest quality of treatment that is affordable to you!

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What To Expect

Sunshine Orthodontics - First VisitUpon your arrival at Sunshine Orthodontics for your complimentary exam, please notify our receptionist. We can’t wait to welcome you to our office.

Dr. Ahmed Mansour will conduct a thorough clinical orthodontic examination and explain all aspects of treatment himself.

The purpose of the initial examination is to answer:

  • What sort of problem is present, if any?
  • When is the proper time to begin treatment?
  • What type of treatment is indicated?
  • How long will treatment take?
  • How much will the treatment cost?

What’s Next?

If orthodontic treatment is indicated at this time, an appointment for Diagnostic Records is scheduled. If time allows, these diagnostic records can be taken at the initial visit.

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Why Choose Us

Our goal at Sunshine Orthodontics is to create beautiful, healthy smiles for our patients that will be valued for a lifetime!

  • Sunshine Orthodontics - Why Choose UsLeading edge orthodontic care with traditional braces, clear ceramic braces, and Invisalign
  • Dr. Ahmed Mansour works closely with your general dentist and encourages routine dental care as well as good oral hygiene at home.
  • Flexible scheduling!
  • Affordable treatment options with flexible no interest payment programs available.
  • We accept direct payment for most insurance plans.
  • We communicate openly with our patients!
  • Safety and comfort are of the utmost importance in our practice.  Our sterilization procedures brings a whole new level of protection to our patients. We deliver the highest standard of sterilization in dentistry.