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Orthodontics services offered in Canarsie, Brooklyn., Brooklyn, NY

Do you or a loved one have misaligned or crooked teeth? If so, you can take advantage of the advanced orthodontics treatments available at Flatlands Dental Care in the Canarsie neighborhood of Brooklyn, New York. Skilled dentist Oksana Zak, DDS, and her outstanding team provide Invisalign® and braces to straighten your teeth and create a perfect smile. Call the office to get started, or use the online booking tab today.

Orthodontics Q & A

What is orthodontics?

Orthodontics care at Flatlands Dental Care includes various methods of straightening crooked teeth and improving their alignment to make your smile functional and beautiful while minimizing the risk of future dental problems. Invisalign and braces are both highly effective treatments for moving your teeth into the most desirable position.

What are the benefits of orthodontics?

Choosing orthodontics at Flatlands Dental Care offers numerous advantages, including:

  • Less pain with chewing
  • Bite improvements
  • Straighter teeth 
  • No tooth gaps
  • Improved facial contours
  • Self-confidence
  • Flattering smile

The results of orthodontics care are aesthetically pleasing and long-lasting, offering you the gorgeous smile of your dreams.

Is orthodontics right for me?

The Flatlands Dental Care team determines if you benefit from orthodontics after going over your oral health history, examining your gums and teeth, looking at the results of your dental X-rays, and asking about your desired results. They also evaluate your bite before tailoring a treatment plan best suited to your needs.

What happens during orthodontics treatment?

What to expect during orthodontics care depends on the type of treatment you need. Your dentist scans your teeth and mouth to begin the process.


A dental lab develops custom-fitted clear plastic aligners. You wear the aligners over the top of your natural teeth to make them straighter or improve your bite. You should wear the aligners most of the day and at night, except when eating and brushing your teeth.


Braces consist of metal wires attached to brackets bonded to the surface of your teeth. Your dentist tightens the wires periodically to continue shifting your teeth into an ideal position over time. They remove the brackets and wires after you complete the treatment.

How long does orthodontics treatment take?

While everyone has different needs, orthodontics treatment might take six months up to a year or two. Afterward, you may need to wear a retainer to keep your teeth in their new alignment. Your dentist lets you know what to expect during and after orthodontics care.

To find out which orthodontics treatment is best for you or your child, schedule a consultation at Flatlands Dental Care by phone or online today.