Questions about Braces

Getting braces is a tough decision. There are many factors to consider when you are thinking about braces. When you are looking in New York for braces, it is even more challenging because of all the dentists populating our area.

Also, the technology of braces has improved dramatically in the last 10 years. You want to make sure that the dentist you choose is up on the latest technology.

10 Questions to ask Before Choosing a Dentist:

  1. Do you take x-rays when necessary?
    It is important in getting the right treatment with braces to get an accurate diagnosis and treatment plan. X-rays are an important part of the evaluation.

  2. Do you run on time?
    In busy orthodontic offices, it is not uncommon to have long waits. You want to be sure that the dentist you choose will take you on time and get you out on time.

  3. How long will my treatment take?
    The new technology often gets very quick results. Many adults can be completed in 6 months or less.

  4. How many times will I need to come back in to complete treatment?
    The old braces needed to be adjusted every 2-4 weeks. The newer braces need far fewer adjustments- often 8-12 weeks apart.

  5. Do you have payment plans available?
    It used to be that you had to pay for braces entirely before treatment or give a large down payment. User friendly dentists have payment plans that can be extended over time with small monthly payments.

  6. Will you guarantee my satisfaction?
    The best dentists stand behind their work and will promise you satisfaction!

  7. Do you take photos and can I have a copy?
    It’s neat to have starting pictures that you can always look at to see how you are progressing.

  8. Can you show me before and after cases similar to mine?
    Before you get braces, you should have a clear visual picture on what you will look like when you are done. Experienced dentists should be able to show you cases similar to you and how they turned out.

  9. Is anyone else using this technology?
    Braces technology is changing at lightning speed. You want to be sure the technology is reputable and state-of-the art.

  10. Do you offer free consultations?
    You should have a risk free opportunity to meet the dentist, find out your treatment choices and costs.


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New York, NY 10016
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