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Orthodontic patients in Brooklyn Heights are requesting that the team at Brooklyn Heights Orthodontics treat their orthodontic issues with Invisalign clear aligners. Dr. Susan Liebman knows that the appropriateness of treatment with Invisalign must be based on the individual patient’s needs and treatment outcome goals. If Invisalign is the right choice for you or your family, here is what you’ll need to know before choosing an Invisalign treatment in Brooklyn Heights, NY.

  • Traditional braces cannot be removed. Traditional braces are comprised of brackets and wires that are affixed to your teeth. These are worn by the patient for 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Because they can’t be taken out by the patient, proper precautions must be made for eating to avoid damaging the appliance.  Physical activity, like participation in sports, may also expose the braces to damage.
  • Invisalign can be removed. Invisalign clear aligners are removable by the wearer for eating, brushing, and flushing and for cleaning the appliance. Invisalign needs to be worn so that it can work, however, and not wearing the aligners can cause complications and delays in treatment.
  • Traditional braces are made of metal brackets and wires. Metal braces are stable and effective for orthodontic treatment. They are not easily broken and can withstand much wear and tear. However, the sides (or wings) of the brackets can irritate the soft tissues of the mouth.
  • Invisalign aligners are made of plastic. They are strong, medical-grade, thermoplastic trays that are made to fit snugly around your teeth and move them into the precise positioning they require. They cause less discomfort than traditional braces, although they might not be as effective as traditional braces in more serious cases.

Brooklyn Heights Orthodontics in Brooklyn Heights, NY helps all their patients make the best decisions about their conditions and their treatment. To schedule an appointment, call Dr. Susan Liebman and the team at Brooklyn Heights Orthodontics today at: 718-622-6741

Finding the perfect braces provider in Brooklyn, NY can be a time-consuming and oftentimes difficult process. Dr. Susan Liebman of Brooklyn Heights Orthodontics has come up with a few tips to help ensure that you choose the right orthodontist for you, and that you end up with the beautiful smile you’ve been dreaming of.

Orthodontists are specialists who treat oral health care issues related to misaligned jaws and teeth. Most people think of orthodontists when they need braces, so it is best to research the orthodontists in and around your area, and then choose an orthodontist wisely.

A board certified orthodontist is committed to the highest level of patient care, having successfully completed a voluntary, rigorous examination process involving hundreds of additional hours in preparation to be examined by their professional peers through the American Board of Orthodontics. Less than 40% of orthodontists actually take this voluntary step to achieve certification.

Ask Your Dentist

Your dentist is usually the first to spot any orthodontic issues, and they should be able to recommend a professional, certified orthodontist in your community. You trust your dentist to recommend the best treatment provider he knows about, but also ask around among your friends and family members. Candid feedback from actual patients will give you a better idea about the types of orthodontic treatment providers out there.

Research Recommendations Online

You may also want to conduct some online research on braces providers in Brooklyn, NY before ultimately choosing an orthodontist.

Evaluate Their Expertise and Knowledge

While looking for an orthodontist, you must consider the education, experience, and certifications that each service provider has. All orthodontists have to complete an additional two-to-three years of training after dental school to be certified.

The orthodontist that you choose should be able to offer you a variety of choices for your orthodontic treatment. At Brooklyn Heights Orthodontics we offer braces and we offer alternatives to braces, such as Invisalign clear aligners. Dr. Susan Liebman is a certified Invisalign provider and has been helping patients achieve their dream smile for years now!

First Consultation

Be sure to schedule an initial consultation to get an idea about the practice and the provider that you will ultimately choose to work with. Most orthodontists provide a free initial consultation and some even provide free X-rays. If the orthodontist has a large practice, you may have to talk to the manager or patient liaison during an initial consultation.

Cost of Treatment

Another point to consider during your search, is how much the orthodontic treatment is going to cost. Orthodontic treatments with braces can be expensive. Beyond your insurance coverage, payment plan options are often offered by practitioners, and you will want a payment plan that you can manage and afford (i.e., monthly installments that are spread out over the period of treatment). Inquire about the different payment plans that are offered before you make a decision on an orthodontist for your treatment.


Orthodontic technologies have progressed considerably during the past decade.There are now several types of orthodontic braces to consider. When you’re choosing the orthodontist, make sure you have access to all the latest treatment options. No orthodontist should try to sell you the most costly product, but rather your proposed provider should discuss the advantages and disadvantage of the different treatment options available to you that you can make an informed and suitable choice.


If you’re ready to start treatment or want to learn more about Dr. Susan Liebman of Brooklyn Heights Orthodontics in Brooklyn, NY, then call us today at: 718-622-6741