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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 »

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 »

Don’t Slack on Your Braces Care This Summer

Braces Care 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. “I know that many of my… Read more »

Clear Braces or Metal Braces – What’s Better?

Metal braces vs clear ceramic braces

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?

how long in 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

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 »

Braces Friendly Recipes for Summer

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 »