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 »