What Are Invisalign Attachments?

Tuckahoe, NY – Patients of all ages love the discreet orthodontic treatment option provided by Invisalign. Not only are Invisalign aligners clear, they’re also removable, so you don’t have to adjust your diet while in treatment. Invisalign offers a discreet and comfortable way to get the smile you’ve always wanted. However, there are some things that… Read more »

Your Braces Are Finally Being Removed – Now What?

Bronxville, NY – You’ve no doubt been waiting for your braces to be removed since the day they were placed. But when that day finally comes, besides being ready to celebrate a beautiful new smile, what should you expect? Dr. Sam Polan of Tuckahoe Family Orthodontics explains what will happen at the appointment and what you… Read more »

Why Does My Child Need a Palatal Expander?

Bronxville, NY – A palatal expander is a device that creates more room in the mouth by working to widen the upper palate. That may sound a little bit scary, but palatal expanders are a very commonly used appliance and can provide your child with their perfect smile.  “We recommend the use of palatal expanders for… Read more »

Tips for Getting Used to Wearing Invisalign Aligners

Bronxville, NY – Invisalign treatment is a wonderful way to get the smile you’ve always wanted, but just like any other orthodontic treatment, it can take a bit to get used to. Dr. Sam Polan of Tuckahoe Family Orthodontics explains Invisalign treatment and offers his top five tips for getting used to wearing your Invisalign aligners…. Read more »

Why Do I Feel Like My Teeth Are Shifting?

Tuckahoe, NY – Have you looked in the mirror recently and thought your smile doesn’t look quite as straight as it once did? You aren’t alone – as you age, it is natural for your teeth to shift over time, whether you’ve had previous orthodontic treatment or not.  “Many adult patients come in seeking orthodontic treatment after they’ve… Read more »

Post COVID Protocols

To all our amazing patients and families, Thank you so much for your continued patience and understanding while our offices have been closed as we collectively navigate this challenging time.  We hope you and your families are all doing well.   We would like to provide an update on our plans to begin resuming patient care…. Read more »

Navigating the Holiday Season While in Braces

Tuckahoe, NY – It’s hard to believe, but November is already here, and holiday season is upon us. While others may be searching for the perfect turkey recipe or pulling out their sweaters and boots, if you wear braces you may be wondering how you can enjoy the treats of the season. Wearing braces means… Read more »

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 »