Why should I choose braces?

Just about any orthodontic concern can be treated with braces. Thanks to the rapidly-advancing technologies and training Dr. Peikidis has invested in, orthodontic treatment via braces is now more discreet, comfortable, and obtainable than it ever has been. Gone are the days of large brackets, painful adjustments, and bulky elastic bands. Her goal is to provide you with treatment that will allow you to maintain your active lifestyle while achieving the beautifully straight smile you deserve!

Who are braces for?

Everyone! It’s that simple. Braces are a great option for anyone who needs orthodontic treatment. You are never too old to get the beautiful smile you deserve. Peikidis Orthodontics proudly offers orthodontic solutions for all ages and all smiles! Different ages and unique individuals may have specific care requirements, but orthodontic care with braces can generally be broken down into three groups:

Children and Pre-teens

Peikidis is an expert in interceptive orthodontic treatment, meaning she can successfully treat young children, even when they don’t have all of their adult teeth, setting them up for a lifelong healthy smile!


For many teens, braces are seen as a right of passage. Comedic images of large wires and heavy headgear have become a common pop culture image. The truth is, thanks to advanced technologies, braces are smaller and more discreet than they ever have been, making treatment less intrusive and more comfortable. Set your teen up for a lifetime of smiling confidently today!


You are never too old, and it is never too late to achieve the smile you deserve. If you are concerned about the appearance of braces in adulthood, more discreet options such as Invisalign© and in-house clear aligners may better accommodate your lifestyle. Dr. Peikidis will need to perform an evaluation to determine if clear aligners are an appropriate treatment path for your corrections.

No matter your age, Dr. Peikidis is eager to help you achieve the best outcome. She knows first hand that a confident smile is possible, and you deserve it! She thrives on helping  her patients discover a new source of confidence and establish a healthier and more fulfilling lifestyle.

What does treatment at Peikidis Orthodontics look like?

Just the mention of the word “braces” is enough to make some folks cringe. Maybe you’ve had an anxiety-inducing or painful experience at the dentist that makes you apprehensive about seeking treatment. Dr. Peikidis is here to be a gentle and calming guide on your journey of self-improvement and better health. She makes the process of getting braces simple and easy to understand. Your course of treatment can be broken down into 5 main steps:

  1. Initial Consultation: Dr. Peikidis begins the braces process with an initial appointment, during which she will perform a comprehensive examination of your teeth and bite, and take digital 3D scans of your teeth to properly and efficiently map out a customized treatment plan. During this appointment, she will spend time with you discussing your goals and expectations for your treatment.
  2. Review and Discuss: After compiling all the data and information she collected during the initial consultation, Dr. Peikidis will work with the latest 3D printing technology to create a personalized orthodontic treatment plan. She will then meet with you to discuss the plan, present multiple options for treatment, provide a general timeframe for the corrections, and discuss financing. Dr. Peikidis is a compassionate dentist and listener. She is here to hear your concerns and accommodate you in any way she can, and she will make herself available to answer any questions you may have.
  3. Bracket placement: The big day! Dr. Peikidis will masterfully and gently adhere brackets to your teeth using an ultra-strong, but safe, adhesive. These brackets serve as the attachment points for the arch wire, the wire used to apply force gently and steadily to your teeth and jaw–this is the wire that actually moves your teeth.
  4. Adjustments: After having your braces placed, you will be required to periodically visit Dr. Peikidis for a series of pre-planned adjustments to your braces and arch wire. These adjustments ensure that the forces applied by the braces are moving your teeth in the correct pattern at the desired rate. Additionally, she will use these opportunities to check the overall condition of your braces, gums, and tooth health, ensuring your smile will be in perfect shape and health! She will work with you to ensure the appointment times for these adjustments are convenient and work with your schedule.
  5. Retainers: After your teeth are finally where they need to be, every patient’s favorite day comes: the day you get your braces off! Most of the hard work is done at this point. Dr. Peikidis will give you a customized removable retainer. Your retainer will help to ensure your teeth do not move after treatment has concluded and make sure you have a beautiful and healthy smile for years to come. Dr. Peikidis may use a fixed retainer to prevent relapse if she feels there is a significant chance of post-treatment movement.

Dr. Peikidis aims to make the process of getting braces approachable and attainable. She happily makes herself available to her patients when they have questions and will always provide you with honest answers. She strives to make sure that every patient who chooses Peikidis Orthodontics is treated with the respect, dignity, kindness, and understanding they deserve.

Types of braces available at Peikidis Orthodontics

We know that no two people are going to benefit from the same treatment. That’s why we offer ceramic and metal braces to truly customize your orthodontic treatment. While neither material is objectively better than the other, Dr. Peikidis will work with you or your child to determine which material is best for you and your treatment plan.


Metal braces

Metal braces are made of ultra-durable stainless steel, and thanks to modern technologies, they are more comfortable, discreet, and customizable than ever. Metal braces offer a chance to alter the color and appearance of the brackets using elastomeric ties!

Ceramic braces

Ceramic braces provide all of the benefits of metal braces in a more discreet package! Ceramic braces are made of a tooth colored or clear material, allowing it to blend in well with your natural tooth color, and does not stain or discolor. Ceramic braces have smooth, rounded corners ensuring an efficient, comfortable, and less noticeable treatment experience, all while still providing the strength required to safely and efficiently move your teeth.

What are the benefits of braces?

When it comes to orthodontic correction, braces are sure to give you the results you need. Dr. Peikidis is confident she can help you to experience the many benefits of braces including:

  • Preventing tooth decay and gum disease
  • Help with speech improvement
  • Correction of incorrect bite and alignment of teeth
  • Improvement of self esteem and confidence
  • Reduces risk of wear and damage of teeth

How long does braces treatment last?

The time you’ll spend in braces really depends on your specific case. That said, you can typically expect to be in your braces anywhere from six months to three years. At the very beginning of your treatment, Dr. Peikidis will give you a realistic timeframe for your treatment that is based upon the corrections you need.

Dr. Peikidis knows you’re anxious to show off your new smile. Her goal is to ensure that you are out of braces and into your new smile within the timeframe she quotes. She takes pride in giving you the time you need to ask any and all questions regarding the specifics of your case, timeframe, and what outcome you can expect from her treatment. At no point will you feel unheard, unseen, or like just another set of braces.

Why you really should commit to orthodontic treatment

Getting braces isn’t just about a more beautiful smile. Did you know that there are very real health benefits to orthodontic treatment? If you’re struggling to make the investment in yourself, remember that orthodontic treatment is an investment in your self-confidence, quality of life, and your health.

  • Oral hygiene will be easier
  • Your bite and teeth will be properly aligned
  • Prevent tooth decay and gum disease

Schedule your consultation with Dr. Peikidis, your board-certified orthodontist, today if you are ready to begin your journey to improved self-confidence and better health!

How much do braces cost in Bellmore, New York

Dr. Peikidis is happy to work with you to make orthodontic correction affordable by offering low down payment and flexible payment options.

We are also more than happy to help you leverage any benefits you may have through your dental insurance carrier and reduce your out-of-pocket cost! We accept coverage from all major dental insurance carriers, and are happy to work with them prior to your consultation to determine exactly what benefits they provide. Dr. Peikidis understands how important it is to love your smile. That’s why she is committed to offering orthodontic treatment at a price you can afford.

Putting your health, safety, and privacy first

There is no doubt that COVID-19 changed the dental industry and will have lasting impacts upon the mindset of patients and providers alike. For some, it has made the simple act of visiting your orthodontist an anxiety-inducing experience. However, Dr. Peikidis and her team take every step possible to protect you and her team. Peikidis Orthodontics rigorously adheres to the highest CDC (Centers for Disease Control), OSHA (Occupational Safety & Health Administration), and the ADA (American Dental Association) sterilization guidelines to ensure the safety of you, your loved ones, and the Peikidis Orthodontics team. You can also rest easy knowing that your personal safety, information, and privacy will always be protected.

What sets Peikidis Orthodontics apart?

First and foremost, Dr. Peikidis is a board-certified orthodontist, meaning she has achieved the highest certification available to orthodontists. See out About Page to learn more about this achievement. Unlike larger practices and chains, at Peikidis Orthodontics, you can expect to build a caring and long-term relationship with us. Dr. Peikidis gives every patient the high level of skill, quality of care, and careful exercise of judgment that she would give her own family. Your comfort and quality of care will never be compromised. Every patient is met with compassionate care designed to create a positive impact on their lives.

Ultimately, the entirety of your braces treatment will be completed by Dr. Peikidis. All placements, adjustments, repairs, and any other treatments will be completed by the board-certified orthodontist you know and trust. You will see the same orthodontist throughout your experience, ensuring a continuity of care and a personalized experience that is unmatched in the Bellmore, New York area. Peikidis Orthodontics pledges to be available whenever you may need us, be it an emergency or simply having a question you would like answered!

Why choose Peikidis Orthodontics for your braces

At the end of the day, you’re going to get a beautiful smile. Dr. Peikidis knows you have options when it comes to your orthodontic care, and she knows that the determining factor of where you choose to receive treatment isn’t just about the end result. When you choose Peikidis Orthodontics, you’re choosing someone who will become your partner in your oral health and offer you an experience that will make you feel prioritized and cared for.

If you are ready to invest in your smile and your health and you think Peikidis Orthodontics is right partner on your journey to better health, call (516) 360-0520 today to schedule a complimentary consultation for the best braces in Bellmore, New York.