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Teenage girl smiling with conventional braces

Standard Braces

A proven method of teeth straightening technique that has been around for over 100 years.

What is it made of

Conventional braces are metal or ceramic brackets placed on the outside surface of teeth. This method of teeth alignment has been around for decades and is very effective. The downside is it is often less esthetically appealing for most people seeking orthodontic treatment. 


While we specialize in clear aligners and lingual braces, our studio offers conventional braces when patients request them.


Our conventional braces come in 3 different types - silver metal, champagne gold, and clear ceramics (tooth colored). 

If you want to straighten your teeth with some dazzling material, we recommend our Iconix champagne gold braces that will certainly add some pizazz to your treatment!

  • What is Invisalign and how does it differ from traditional braces?
    Invisalign is a modern approach to orthodontic treatment that involves computerized tooth movement design. Gone are the days of wires and brackets! The treatment involves a series of aligners that create gentle pressure on your teeth to guide them into the correct positions. Unlike braces that are visibly stuck on your teeth, aligners, when worn, are nearly invisible to others and can be taken out when you enjoy food or when you brush and floss. In other words, you continue to enjoy life while we work hard to straighten your teeth discreetly.
  • How much is Invisalign?
    The cost of the treatment depends on the complexity of bite problem and the treatment time. The good news is at Fellow Orthodontist, our Invisalign treatment fee is up to $2000 less than the average Invisalign cost in Manhattan. With decades of experience, we have optimized our clinical efficiency to lower the cost of treatment and pass on the savings to our patients! For more information on price transparency, see our affordable options page.
  • Do you have Invisalign before & after photos?
    Our practice specialize in Invisalign treatment for almost all types of dental bite and cosmetic problems. With our decades of experience, we have successfully helped many patient achieve beautiful and healthier smiles. See our success stories page to witness our happy patients and their smile transformations photos.
  • What is Invisalign attachments?
    Invisalign attachments are specially designed tiny tooth colored bumps that are temporarily placed on your teeth during treatment. It is designed to guide teeth movement and improve clinical efficiency. Attachments are vital for predictable outcome and shorter treatment time.
  • What conditions does Invisalign treat?
    This is a very common question we get asked all the time. In general, Invisalign does not treat your bite problem, your doctor does. In other words, the experience and skill level of your doctor determines if he or she can treat your bite problem with the modern Invisalign method. Our board certified orthodontists have years of experience treating all kinds of crowding and bite problems. In general, we can treat most problems that are traditionally treated with braces. These include severe crowding, crossbite, spacing, overbite, gummy smile and even skeletal disharmony. And of course, if your teeth shifted because you didn’t wear your retainers like your mom told you to, we can take care of you with Invisalign.
  • What does getting Invisalign involve?
    The Invisalign process involves creating a computer model of your teeth. At Fellow Orthodontist, we use an iTero scanner to make a digital “impression” of your teeth, without the need for the messy impression trays of the past. We use 3D x-ray that creates a full 3D model of your mouth, giving our orthodontist vital information when designing your treatment. With the help of AI algorithm, we will design the proper tooth movement sequence to create a series of aligner trays customized to your unique condition. Once your aligners are ready, you will be periodically provided with one or two sets to wear for an assigned period. Our orthodontist then carefully monitors your progress either in our office or by virtual appointments through the Grin app. During your treatment, the aligners may be removed for meals and in order to brush and floss. However, they need to be worn for 20 hours per day, minimum. This means that successful treatment relies on the patient to follow the orthodontist’s instructions and wear the aligner trays as required.
  • Is Invisalign right for me?
    Candidates for Invisalign are adults and teenagers who can commit to following the instructions required for treatment. As the clear aligners can be removed for eating, drinking, brushing, and flossing, the process heavily relies on the patient being dedicated enough to wear the trays for the required minimum of 20 hours a day. Invisalign is not suited for all situations. In severe bite problems such as extraction treatments or severe spacing problems, hybrid treatment involving Invisalign and partial braces may be required. Alternatively, BRIUS or traditional braces can be used to address severe problems.
  • How is Invisalign Teen different from Invisalign?
    Teenagers live hectic lives and are still at a point where they’re learning how to be responsible adults. With this in mind, Invisalign Teen has a few small differences intended to help make orthodontic treatment easier for them. The first difference is a color indicator on the aligner trays that makes it easier to track whether or not they’ve been wearing their trays for the proper amount of time each day. The indicator starts as a blue dot, progresses to clear, and eventually turns white, based on how often the tray has been worn. This makes it easier for the teen to be sure they’re staying on track. Also, because it’s easy for trays to get lost or broken in the busy life of a teen, the Invisalign Teen treatment program includes additional replacement aligners to account for this.
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