What Are the Benefits of Traditional Metal Braces?

Tuckahoe, 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 be the most… 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 »

Everything You Need to Know About Invisalign Teen

Tuckahoe, NY – Orthodontic treatment is a typical part of many teenagers’ lives, but now the options available are better than ever. “Invisalign Teen has become a great option for many teenagers for getting a great looking and healthy smile,” says Dr. Sam Polan, a Tuckahoe orthodontist. “Patients not only love the look, but also… Read more »

Don’t Slack on Your Braces Care This Summer

Tuckahoe, NY – Summer is upon us and we know many of you are looking forward to kicking back and relaxing. While summer is a time for carefree fun, Dr. Sam Polan wants to remind his orthodontic patients that it isn’t a time to slack on their braces care.

Clear Braces or Metal Braces – What’s Better?

Tuckahoe, NY – If you’re looking for braces, but want a more discrete look than standard metal braces, Dr. Sam Polan and Tuckahoe Family Orthodontics have your answer. “We know that many patients, especially our adult patients, want a more aesthetically pleasing way to straighten their smiles,” says Dr. Polan, who treats patients throughout the… Read more »

How Long Will I Have to Wear Braces?

Tuckahoe, NY – How long will I have to wear my braces? That’s probably the most common question orthodontic patients ask their orthodontist. But the answer might not be as simple as what you expect. “Quite frankly, I don’t know exactly how long each patient will need to have their braces on,” says Dr. Sam… Read more »

Tips for Getting Used to Braces

Tuckahoe, NY – There can be a lot of anticipation leading up to having your braces put on. Will they hurt? What will they feel like in your mouth? How long will it take to get used to them? Dr. Sam Polan, a Tuckahoe orthodontist, offers some tips for getting used to wearing braces. Many… Read more »

Everything You Need to Know About Invisalign

Chances are you’ve heard about Invisalign, and how the system’s aligners can straighten your smile, without anyone else even realizing what’s going on. It may sound too good to be true, but orthodontist Dr. Sam Polan explains all you need to know about Invisalign. What is Invisalign and how does it work? Invisalign is a… Read more »

Braces Friendly Recipes for Summer

Tuckahoe, NY – If you wear braces, chances are good you are familiar with the list of foods you should avoid. Hard, sticky and chewy foods can damage your braces, so it’s important to avoid things like caramels, toffee, bagels and anything else that might pull on the brackets and wires. But that doesn’t mean… Read more »