NYC orthodontist
Braces for kids & adults

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Metal Braces

Traditional braces. Effective for all ages. Brighten up your metal braces with colored bands

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Clear Braces ceramic

Ceramic braces are a common alternative to metal braces. Comfortable.

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Ceramic braces are a common alternative to metal braces. Comfortable.

The process start to finish

What will the orthodontist do? How long does the process take? Does it hurt?

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When and why to get braces

What conditions to braces treat? Does your child really need braces? The best age for braces.

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Life with braces

How do you take care of braces? What you can eat? What food you need to avoid?

Hello and welcome to our website!

Here at Advanced Dental NYC we have specialized in children dentistry for many years, working with Orthodontic and Pediatric dentistry for braces and children ages 0 to 16. We are home exclusively to orthodontic and pediatric specialists, not any general dentists. Find out more about our practice at our website!

At Advanced Dental NYC we strive to give our young patients the best possible experience and service, including available locations within reach. We have several offices located in Bronx, NY, Scarsdale, NY, and Manhattan, NY, to make our offices accessible for everyone.

Along with the numerous incredible doctors working at our locations, our Chief Orthodontist, Doctor Zeynep Ulku, graduated from Harvard University with many years of experience. Doctor Zeynep Ulku believes in providing the best service to the patient and quality work every time. As a New York State licensed specialist, Doctor Zeynep Ulku is a member of the following professional organizations:

  • American Dental Association (ADA)
  • New York State Dental Association (NYSDA)
  • Suffolk County Dental Society (SCDS)
  • World Federation of Orthodontists (WFO)
  • European Orthodontic Society (EOS)
  • American Cleft Palate-Craniofacial Association (ACPA)

  • The following is a short list of Dr. Ulku Zeynep' s many areas of expertise:

  • Standard Edgewise Technique
  • Orthodontic and orthopedic treatment in mixed dentition
  • Segmental Arch Technique
  • Straight Wire Technique
  • Tip-Edge Technique
  • Lingual Technique
  • Orthodontics for orthognathic surgical treatment
  • Orthodontics for cleft lip and palate patients
  • Invisalign®
  • Temporary Anchorage Device (TAD) Mechanics

  • We at Advanced Dental NYC firmly believe in offering personalized treatment for each patient, ensuring the best experience and treatment for everyone. Our team is eager to serve the community, specializing in providing the best service to better the well-being and happiness for each of our patients.

    Why choose us?

    Experienced orthodontist dr. Zeynep Ulku

    - Harvard University – Doctor of Medical Science (DMSc) and Specialty Certificate in Orthodontics - Harvard School of Dental Medicine, Department of Growth and Development, Advanced Graduation Education Program and The Forsyth Institute - Columbia University – Doctor of Dental Surgery (D.D.S.) Columbia University College of Dental Medicine.

    Advanced Dental NYC located at 231 East 106 Str. NY, NY 10029 You can call to schedule your appointment at (212) 427 2237

    Idividualized Care

    Our team is passionate about individualized treatment for each patient, and taking care of each of their orthodontic needs. We understand and are able to work with the patient’s personal goals, or timing issues that can arise, by offering a large array of orthodontic treatment options to fit each patient. Our Chief Orthodontist, Doctor Zeynep Ulku offers each patient her complete attention in order to achieve the best results.

    All-digital office

    Because of our advanced technology at Advanced Dental NYC, we are able to give our patients the highest quality care possible and give our full attention to their needs, without tracking paper files. Our technology for digital imaging and digital radiography is able to provide our patients with a thorough understanding of their treatments and give them a safe and comforting experience. With our advanced technology we are able to have better communication with other dental professionals, have highly accurate health records, and give our patients the highest quality care.

    We focus on people

    Good Communication

    Our team values communication with the patient above all; we know that good communication is essential to creating a comfortable and safe atmosphere for each patient. Each step of the treatment process, from evaluating options with Doctor Zeynep Ulku to finding the perfect treatment for the patient, is discussed between our team, the patient, and the patient’s family to ensure the best quality experience and treatment. Patient questions are encouraged!

    Friendly & Fun environment

    We strive to give our patients a comfortable and relaxed atmosphere, and enjoy getting to know our patients on a personal level to create a schedule perfect for them. We know that keeping up with school activities and athletic teams is incredibly important, and are able to offer many individual treatment plans to make the time for our patient. Our team does their absolute best to create a relaxed environment for the comfort of our patients and their families.

    Focus on Health

    Doctor Zeynep Ulku ensures each of her patients will have beautiful smiles and healthy teeth after the treatments at Advanced Dental NYC. Doctor Zeynep Ulku improves each patient’s aesthetic of their smile, as well as bad bites, which result from tooth or jaw misalignment. After a patient’s treatment, our team works with the patient’s general dentist and provides regular updates on the oral hygiene and overall health of the patient. Together with routine dental care, our high-quality orthodontic treatment will give each patient a beautiful smile and healthy teeth!

    We accept all insurances, unions and locals.

    For our uninsured patients we are offering flexible “in office” payment plans which will not affect your credit scores. We are conveniently open late evenings and weekends.

    Am I qualified for braces?

    We have detailed the five main signs that your child may need braces below. If any of these signs apply, we would be happy to help you. Starting with booking a consultation with one of our orthodontists, we will help you begin your journey to a great smile and healthy teeth.


    Crowding in the mouth results from not having enough space in the mouth for all the teeth, and is one of the most common reasons for orthodontic treatment. With not enough space in the mouth for teeth, the teeth crowding often results in crooked teeth, which may get worse with time. As the crowding progresses, it becomes increasingly difficult to floss or even brush the teeth. With severe crowding, it becomes almost impossible to clean certain areas of the mouth and can lead to tooth decay, gum disease, or bone loss around the teeth. However, orthodontic treatment beginning from a young age will help straighten and align the teeth to avoid such consequences. With proper treatment the risk for cavities, gum disease, and health issues is greatly reduced.


    While the severity of an overbite can vary in each person, overbites occur when there is a vertical and horizontal overlap of the front teeth. An overbite is most noticeable when the front teeth stick out far over the bottom jaw. No matter the severity of the overbite, it may cause several health problems such as an increased risk of fracturing the front teeth during an injury, a risk of trauma to the front teeth, as well as complications during dental restorative work (such as fillings, crowns, and veneers). With the proper orthodontic treatment, these risks will be reduced and will leave your teeth looking beautiful and healthy.


    A crossbite refers to the upper teeth sitting inside the lower teeth, rather than on the outside. A crossbite is most often found in children and does not correct itself over time. If a crossbite is not treated properly it can lead to teeth being worn down or fractured, an asymmetrical jaw growth, and can leave you with an inability to restore the fractured and worn teeth.


    An underbite is an abnormal condition where the lower teeth extend further outward than the upper teeth. Left untreated, an underbite may lead to an imbalanced facial appearance and difficulty biting and chewing.


    An openbite results from when the front teeth do not touch the bottom teeth, and are not properly aligned when the jaw is closed. Such a condition may cause difficulty biting and speech problems.

    Who can be treated with braces?

    Both children and adults may need orthodontic treatment such as braces. However, children should begin seeing an orthodontist when their permanent teeth begin coming in.

    What insurances accepted?

    We have provided a list of some of the most common PPO plans and state insurances we take:

    Do you have payment plans?

    At Advanced Dental NYC we pride ourselves in having affordable payment plants for each patient, with plans available for as low as $150 per month.

    What are conditions We treat?

    Because there are no patients alike, we offer consultations with our Orthodontists to discuss the best treatment plans for everyone. The most common conditions treated are open bites, overbites, crowding, extraction cases, impacted teeth, and gaps between the teeth. For more information, please visit

    Can I change/choose The colour of my braces?

    You can change the colour of the rubber bands on your braces at any appointment you have to get your braces tightened. With a large variety of colours, you can choose colours based on eye colour, clothes, shoes, headbands, nail polish, or colours of your favourite colleges or sports teams.

    Metal or Ceramic braces?

    Both metal and ceramic braces work to straighten and correct your teeth. It is advisable that for children, metal braces are the way to go, while adults opt for ceramic braces due to their almost invisible like appearance. Learn more about metal and ceramic braces below.

    What are metal braces?

    Metal braces are one of the most effective treatments available. Metal braces straighten teeth and correct any issues through the use of stainless-steel brackets and thin wires or rubber bands. Because of how long they have been around, metal braces have become increasingly effective as a treatment, making metal braces an incredibly popular choice for everyone.

    What are ceramic braces?

    Although ceramic braces are similar to metal braces, instead of using stainless-steel ceramic braces are made from a natural coloured porcelain material. This material is used with clear brackets, making the ceramic braces blend right into the teeth. Because of their similarity to metal braces, ceramic braces function the same way, although treatment may take longer as a result of extra friction in the system. Ceramic braces are often referred to as clear braces due to their almost invisible appearance.

    What is average braces treatment?

    The average time for the braces treatment is around 18 to 24 months, which may vary depending on the patient.

    What are retainers?

    Retainers are small, usually removable, appliances that keep teeth straight after the removal of braces. Retainers are available in many styles for everyone and provide the same protection and retaining power. Because the needs of every person are different, your orthodontist may ask you to wear the retainer at different times, such as only at night or all day and all night. After removing your braces, it is important to maintain the shape of your teeth with a retainer to keep them from moving back to their original positions.

    Do I need to wear retainers?

    Most often, patients are asked to wear their retainers every day for 4 to 6 months, however, this depends on each patient and their orthodontist. After the initial 4 to 6 months, your teeth will settle into place and the time may be reduced to only 8 hours a day. Because of the variety of retainers, each one is designed to be worn for a varying amounts of time to properly maintain your teeth.

    What is Invisalign?

    Invisalign is another option for patients who do not want to undergo the braces procedure, but still want a beautiful smile and healthy teeth. Invisalign uses a set of clear, removable plastic trays which shift your teeth over time. These aligners are almost invisible and may be removed during meals. Without any brackets or wires, Invisalign allows the patient to clean their teeth without any difficulty. In order to determine if Invisalign is the best treatment option for you, please schedule a complimentary consultation with our doctors.

    What should I know when I wear braces?

    It is important to avoid and sticky or hard candy when you are wearing braces, as it can damage your teeth and your braces.

    What age should I bring my child for braces?

    It is recommended that children get an orthodontic check-up as their permanent teeth begin to grow in- around age 7.

    At Advanced Dental NYC, we ensure the best possible experience for everyone with our latest technology, weekend and evening appointments, and convenient office locations. With highly experienced orthodontists and relaxed atmosphere, we are sure we can find the best orthodontic treatment for you. Book a complimentary consultation today and begin the journey to a beautiful and healthy smile.

      Advanced Dental NYC

      My Braces NYC
      231 East 106 str., New York, NY 10029
      Call Us: (212) 427-2237

      Advanced Dental Scarsdale

      130 Garth Road,Scarsdale, NY 10583
      Call Us : (914) 874-5757

      Advanced dental NYC orthodontist dentist (braces doctor) serving the following areas:
      Manhattan, East Side Manhattan, Harlem, and the following zip codes
      Orthodontics treat adults and kids start age 7.

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