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 »

Tuckahoe Family Orthodontics Earns Trust of Bronxville Families

Bronxville, NY – Tuckahoe Family Orthodontics prides themselves on maintaining a professional environment, that offers a fun and comfortable orthodontic home for everyone. And Bronxville families have noticed. So, what sets Tuckahoe Family Orthodontics apart? “Our team goes above and beyond, and we strive to be the best we can possibly be,” says Dr. Sam… Read more »

Everything You Need to Know About Lingual Braces

Tuckahoe, NY – Lingual braces offer patients a way to straighten their teeth, but without anyone knowing they are doing it. The braces are placed on the lingual, or tongue side, of the teeth, hiding them from view. Dr. Sam Polan, of Tuckahoe Family Orthodontics, explains everything you need to know about lingual braces. What… Read more »