Orthodontics Blog Post

What Invisible Aligners can do for You

By Montefiore Medical Center
February 15, 2018

Studies show that those with a white and straight smile are perceived as more professional, capable, and more likely to get a job advancement. Plus, having a straight smile can help you feel more confident and sociable. But what if you have to have braces as an adult? For many, this can be a huge ... read more

Early Orthodontic Care Adds Value to a Young Smile

By Montefiore Medical Center
May 15, 2017
Orthodontics Bronx, NY

Conscientious dentistry is all about early treatment. We would rather treat a small cavity than a need to treat the deep infection. By that same token, we prefer to help young patients avoid the pitfalls of misalignment and malocclusion than having to correct severe abnormalities after the jaw has fully developed. The field of orthodontics ... read more

Good Oral Hygiene and Braces

By Montefiore Medical Center
December 15, 2016

Wearing braces is a rite of passage for many teens. It signals the transition from adolescence to adulthood. This can be an exciting time because it means the promise of straight teeth and a healthy looking smile. But having braces can also create some concerns. Food and plaque can get lodged in and behind braces, ... read more

Bracing for Braces

By Montefiore Medical Center
April 15, 2016

Getting braces on has become something of a rite of passage for most adolescents. It’s the precursor to a beautiful smile and, if taken care of, healthy teeth. To better prepare for this milestone, here are some things you should know: The Process It takes about two hours to have most types of braces put ... read more

Older Adults and Braces: It Isn’t Too Late

By editor
December 15, 2015

You’re only as old as you feel, as the saying goes. And having a great smile can make you look and feel younger and more attractive. Studies suggest that as many as three-quarters of adults have some form of malocclusion (or “bad bite.) This may include crowding teeth or the drifting of teeth after an ... read more

Do I Need Braces?

By admin
March 30, 2015

Having a properly aligned, healthy smile is an essential part of every person's well-being. This is not simply a cosmetic issue: misaligned teeth, known as malocclusions, can cause chewing issues, tooth decay, speech problems, and other difficulties. What Age Should Someone Get Braces? Braces are a common and effective treatment for many types of malocclusions. ... read more