Middletown Dental
Dr. Pradeep Sukumar, DMD, MPH

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs): Orthodontics

How can we help you?

At Middletown Dental, we want you to be an active participant in achieving and maintaining your oral health, and we understand that you may have questions about your treatment. We welcome your questions, and we’ve included answers here to some of the questions we hear most. If you find that your question isn’t answered here, please feel free to contact our office.


orthodontics | middletown dental | middletown njIt’s too bad that many people avoid orthodontics in Middletown, NJ because they think they have to wear a mouthful of metal brackets and wires. Today we are fortunate to have access to updated materials that allow us to create discreet braces that don’t mar your appearance.

Clear Braces, No Metal

Instead of using metal which is very conspicuous, at Middletown Dental, we can use brackets made of tooth-colored ceramic or plastic. When we combine the brackets with tooth-colored wires, the result is braces that are not as noticeable.

Our aesthetic braces look great and move teeth using the same principle as traditional metal braces, so they are just as effective. If you are an adult or older teen who wants to straighten crooked teeth without impacting your appearance, our tooth-colored braces may be the right choice for you.

Going through orthodontic treatment is a big commitment, and we want you to be happy and comfortable throughout the process. Feeling good about the way you look when you smile can boost your confidence and help keep you motivated during treatment.

Schedule an Appointment Today

Dr. Sukumar would be happy to talk to you and explain how we customize your orthodontic treatment in Middletown, NJ. Please call us, and we will be happy to arrange a dental appointment for you with Dr. Sukumar

invisalign | orthodontics | middletown If you’ve been living with teeth that overlap, you know how it affects your confidence; however, you may not find the thought of wearing metal braces attractive either. The good news is that modern orthodontics offers solutions for adults who want to straighten their teeth with discretion, and Dr. Sukumar is well qualified to help!

The benefits of Invisalign

At Middletown Dental, we offer Invisalign, which uses clear plastic aligners to move your teeth instead of brackets and wires. The aligners are comfortable to wear, and virtually invisible so no one will know you are straightening your teeth. They’re also removable, so you won’t have to change your diet or home care routine during your treatment. Patients appreciate the efficiency and discretion that Invisalign offers.

Do you require another option?

If Invisalign is not right for your needs, Dr. Sukumar offers clear brackets that can help disguise orthodontic treatment for adults. He can help you determine what type of treatment is best for you during a consultation and examination. There may be other cosmetic options available to you as well. No matter your situation, your team at Middletown Dental will help you achieve a smile that you’ll be proud to share with the world again! Contact us today.

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