Harbor Family Orthodontics

Orthodontics and Traditional Braces

Traditional braces enhance beauty & functionality. Create a brighter smile with comprehensive orthodontic care.

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Orthodontics and Traditional Braces

Traditional braces enhance beauty & functionality. Create a brighter smile with comprehensive orthodontic care.

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Orthodontics and Traditional Braces

Orthodontics and traditional braces not only improve your smile, but also help you stay on top of your dental health. Braces straighten one’s teeth, making them easier to maintain and clean. Patients have a reduced risk of gum disease and tooth loss. Orthodontists recommend this treatment because people do not have to worry about remembering to wear clear trays and treatment could take less time.
Have you dreamt of having the perfect Hollywood smile? Make it a reality by visiting Dr. Perry Iacovetti at Harbor Family Ortho. He provides top-notch orthodontics and a variety of braces such as metal braces, ceramic braces,, and clear aligners for people in the Long Island and East Patchogue areas of New York. Call the office at (631) 289-3990 to schedule a free consultation and learn which option is best for you.

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Benefits of Metal Braces

Many people get traditional braces when they are young, but adults can wear them too. People choose orthodontics and braces for well-aligned teeth because it:

Results vary per patient depending on their specific issues and dental treatment needs. *On average, patients wear braces for 18-24 months to see the full effect, but straighter teeth are visible throughout the treatment process. However, results vary per patient depending on their dental treatment needs and can take as little as 6 months.

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Benefits of Metal Braces

Many people get traditional braces when they are young, but adults can wear them too. People choose orthodontics and braces for well-aligned teeth because it:

Results vary per patient depending on their specific issues and dental treatment needs. *On average, patients wear braces for 18-24 months to see the full effect, but straighter teeth are visible throughout the treatment process. However, results vary per patient depending on their dental treatment needs and can take as little as 6 months.

Traditional Braces Before and After*

The best way to envision what traditional braces can do for you is to see our patients’ before and after photos. Every patient will see different results due to their unique dental circumstances and the initial severity of the malocclusion.*[1] These images display our patients’ authentic and dramatic transformations.

Before and after photos for braces treatment showing crooked teeth before and straight teeth after.
Before and after photos for braces treatment showing crooked teeth before and straight teeth after.
Side view before and after photos for braces treatment showing crooked teeth before and straight teeth after.
Before and after photos for braces treatment showing crooked teeth before and straight teeth after.
Before and after photos for braces treatment showing crooked teeth before and straight teeth after.
Before and after photos for braces treatment showing crooked teeth before and straight teeth after.
Before and after photos for braces treatment showing crooked teeth before and straight teeth after.
Before and after photos for braces treatment showing crooked teeth before and straight teeth after.
*Results may vary. Before and after images reflect real results from real patients, although individual results may vary.

How Do Braces Work?

Braces are a common treatment for correcting teeth alignment. Before the procedure, your orthodontist examines your teeth and mouth to create an appropriate and customized treatment plan. Then, an orthodontic assistant takes x-rays, photos, and digital models of your teeth.

Regarding the treatment procedure, brackets attach to the front of the teeth. Wires run through them to gradually shift teeth into place. Your bone and gum tissue fill in the gaps as the teeth shift.

At the end of the treatment, your orthodontist will advise you to wear retainers. This is crucial because it ensures that the teeth do not shift with time. The exact timing can vary depending on individual progress and needs.

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Traditional Braces Results

On average, it takes about two years to see the full orthodontic results. Treatment times vary widely depending upon your individual treatment needs and the complexity of your case. During this time, you will visit the orthodontist at regular intervals for adjustments and checkups. You should also go to your dentist for regular cleanings.

Wearing traditional braces will give you an improved smile and improve your dental health over time. The results can be permanent if you take proper care after the treatment ends. Be sure to wear your retainers as advised by your orthodontist for best results. As with any treatment, results may vary per person.

How Much Do Braces Cost?

The exact cost of traditional braces varies depending on a variety of factors like:

Since braces can be medically necessary, dental health insurance may cover some or all of the cost. Either way, if you have dental insurance, our insurance coordinators will check coverage and help maximize your benefits. You can also find out more about pricing by booking a free consultation with an orthodontist near you.

At Harbor Family Ortho, we offer in-office payment plans with 0% interest to make traditional braces more accessible.

Side Effects of Traditional Braces

It is normal to feel some discomfort when wearing braces, especially when you first start treatment. Common side effects that you may experience (but should not worry about) include:
To make these effects more tolerable, take over-the-counter pain relievers like ibuprofen or acetaminophen. These help most patients feel less tension so that they can focus on daily activities. As with any medical, cosmetic, and dental treatment, there may be unusual complications resulting from traditional braces. If you have any concerns, reach out to your orthodontist for professional advice. While unexpected risks can happen, the more likely scenario is that you will experience mild side effects and get a radiant new smile.

Orthodontist Near Me

Your teeth are your most important asset when it comes to your smile’s appearance. Most know how to brush and floss, but many people do not realize that using braces is just as important for good oral health. Orthodontics and traditional braces have made it easier for people to maintain their teeth while exuding confidence everywhere they go.
If you are considering getting traditional braces, look no further than Dr. Perry Iacovetti. Part of the ADA association with an Orthodontics Association badge, he is an orthodontic expert dedicated to helping people on Long Island, NY, get their dream smile. Contact us at (631) 289-3990 to book a consultation and learn how we can help you achieve a beautiful, straight smile.

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Super friendly office! Dr Perry takes plenty of time explaining all treatment options and answered all inquisitive questions from the kids and parents. Fun and bright office, very welcoming and not intimidating to kids!
Jill L.
I love everyone and everything at this office. Everyone is always so nice and helpful. And the results for my kids have made me decide to do it for myself.
Stacy N.
From Dr Perry to all of the staff everyone here is top notch! Highly recommend to anyone looking for braces or Invisalign to straighten their teeth!

Lisa M.

Dr. Perry and his staff are great! I really like how they interact with my son. I also appreciate that he was more conservative then the previous orthodontist and started him with a pallet expander instead of pulling out 4 teeth.

Jessica D.

My son has started the orthodontic process with Dr. Perry, and we cannot be happier! The consult was very thorough, including high-tech imaging. Dr. Perry met with us, reviewed my son’s images told us my son’s orthodontic plan during the initial consult. The office staff is always friendly and accommodating!

Crissy E.
Dr. Perry and his staff are kind, friendly, knowledgeable and professional. Would highly recommend for all orthodontic needs!
Anushka P.

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