Will Braces Stain My Teeth?

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Tuckahoe, NY – Taking proper care of your teeth and gums is always important, but never more so than when you are undergoing orthodontic treatment. You’re working hard to follow your orthodontist’s directions in order to keep your treatment on track. Don’t let that work be wasted by slacking on your oral care routine.  Impact of… Read more »

Your Braces Are Finally Being Removed – Now What?

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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 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 »

Navigating the Holiday Season While in Braces

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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

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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

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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 »

Can Early Treatment Mean No Braces in High School?

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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 »

What Are My Aesthetic Braces Options?

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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?

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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 »