Getting Used to Braces

Tuckahoe, NY – Getting your braces placed is a big day – patients have spent time anxiously awaiting and probably wondering what to expect. While getting your braces on is a pretty painless experience, there are some tips and tricks to follow to help get used to your new life in braces. Tuckahoe Family Orthodontics… Read more »

Tips for Caring for Braces While Traveling

Tuckahoe, NY – This summer, we hope you have exciting vacation plans scheduled. Whether going on a quick weekend getaway or a weeks long journey, we hope you adventure and have fun, but don’t forget about caring for your braces! “Orthodontic treatment doesn’t have to get in the way of travel plans, as long as… Read more »

Don’t Forget to Wear Your Rubber Bands

Riverdale, NY – To get the smile of your dreams, you have to put in a bit of work to ensure that your treatment stays on track. To brushing and flossing frequently, to avoiding certain foods, to maintaining all follow-up appointments, you are an active participant in your treatment. One important facet of treatment to… Read more »

Can Early Treatment Mean No Braces in High School?

Tuckahoe, NY – In the past, and even still today, the teen years are often spent hiding smiles filled with metal braces. Today, orthodontic treatment has become more sophisticated, and when started earlier, can often lessen and sometimes eliminate the need for braces in the teen years. The American Association of Orthodontists recommends that children… Read more »

Do I Really Need to Wear My Retainer?

Tuckahoe, NY – The happiest day in an orthodontic patient’s journey is often the day the braces are removed. But, just because the braces come off doesn’t mean that treatment is completely finished. Once your braces are removed, or you’ve finished your last set of clear aligners (such as Invisalign or Clarity aligners), you enter… Read more »

What Are My Aesthetic Braces Options?

Tuckahoe, NY – Today when you learn you have to wear braces, you no longer have to be worried about being called a metal mouth. While metal braces are still a popular option, they are more discreet than ever before, and there are more aesthetically pleasing braces options than ever before. “Orthodontic technology continues to… Read more »

What Are the Benefits of Metal Braces?

Bronxville, Tuckahoe and Eastchester NY – Over the years, we have seen great strides in orthodontic technology, including high tech appliances such as Invisalign clear aligners. While several more inconspicuous options exist, metal braces are still popular for one very important reason – they work. And they work very well. “Traditional metal braces may not… Read more »

A Few Things You Need to Know About Retainers

Tuckahoe, NY – We love celebrating with our patients on the day braces are removed. But, as our patients know, this doesn’t mark the end of the orthodontic journey. “Retainers are a crucial part of your orthodontic treatment,” says Dr. Sam Polan of Tuckahoe Family Orthodontics. “Your smile will be straight when we remove your… Read more »

Back to School Orthodontics Tips

Tuckahoe, NY – Summer is almost over, and school will be starting before you know it. Tuckahoe Family Orthodontics wants to offer a few tips for patients in braces who are heading back to school. Make a braces care kit. Keeping a care kit with you in your backpack or in your locker can help… Read more »