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How Can I Make Wearing Braces More Fun for my Child?

The idea of having to wear braces to correct an orthodontic issue is not a fun prospect for a kid near Yorktown Heights NY. For parents, getting your child to look forward to their treatment may be a tough sell. But braces are often a necessary step in helping a child’s teeth to grow in strong, straight, and functional. They can be, however, visible, uncomfortable, and limiting for the child wearing them. Dr. Barry Glaser and the team at Glaser...

Do Braces Hurt?

Orthodontic treatment with braces can hurt occasionally, but most often, the “hurt” reported by a patient is more of a “discomfort.” The best way to avoid and reduce any possible pain or discomfort is to keep a conscientious care schedule. Dr. Barry Glaser of Glaser Orthodontics knows that a patient who is consistently experiencing pain or discomfort associated with their braces near Montrose, NY should be examined for any problems with their orthodontic appliances. Why do braces hurt? The mouth...

Dr. Glaser Teaches the Best Way to Clean Invisalign in Cortlandt Manor

Dr. Barry Glaser and the team at Glaser Orthodontics deliver straight teeth and healthy smiles to patients using the treatment of clear aligners called Invisalign in Cortlandt Manor. Invisalign has become a more popular alternative to traditional metal braces. Because they are made of a clear thermoplastic, the Invisalign trays are nearly invisible. They can be stained, however, and must be cleaned conscientiously to continue to be discreet and effective for the wearer. Well-maintained aligner trays promote cleaner teeth and...

The Importance of Wearing Your Retainer in Westchester County NY

The office of Dr. Barry Glaser understands that after a treatment has been completed, it is very important for his patients to wear the retainer in Westchestery County NY in order to maintain the beautiful smile that your orthodontist has helped to create. However, as we all know, it is easy to neglect your retainer. Many people forget to put it in or misplace it. The very unlucky retainers become a pets next meal. However, there are many reasons why...

When Will I Get My Braces Off?

Many people are concerned about the length of orthodontic treatment, and want to learn how to quicken their treatment. It is true that orthodontic treatment is often a long, time consuming process. Whether you are a child, teen, or adult, treating a mild or severe case, orthodontic care takes some time to get it just right. Every patient’s treatment length will vary, and most patients are eager to complete their treatment and begin living life with a beautiful smile. Luckily,...

Braces and Invisalign with Mouthguards

Dr. Glaser and the team at Glaser Orthodontics recommends to their patients who play sports in the Montrose, NY area that they wear a mouthguard so that their teeth and braces stay protected while undergoing orthodontic treatment. What do mouthguards do? Mouthguards help prevent injuries to the teeth and jaws when patients get active in sports or physical activities. They are mandatory in collision sports such as football, hockey, and boxing where the risk of injury is likely. Children and...

Five Reasons Why Invisalign Teen Is a Good Choice

Dr. Glaser and the team at Glaser Orthodontics are experts in treating their patients in Montrose, NY, especially teens, with Invisalign clear aligners as an alternative to traditional metal braces. Invisalign Teen aligners are clear, removable, thermoplastic trays that a exert a gentle pressure to shift teeth to their optimal positions within the mouth. These benefits are especially important to teens who need orthodontic treatment. Why Invisalign Teen is Great for Teens in Montrose, NY Easy to Wear. Invisalign Teen...

How Do I Floss With Braces?

Dr. Barry Glaser and the Glaser Orthodontics staff take the time to instruct each of their orthodontics patients in the Jefferson Valley, NY area how to floss while they are being treated with braces. Wearing braces on the teeth can make good oral hygiene habits difficult to perform, can create spaces where food debris can collect, and they provide an environment for bacteria to thrive. Good brushing and flossing techniques and habits while undergoing orthodontic treatment with braces is often...

What Does an Orthodontist Do and How They Differ From a Dentist

 Dr. Barry Glaser of Glaser Orthodontics has some tips to help patients near Croton-on-Hudson, NY to distinguish between a dentist and an orthodontist. The difference between an orthodontist and a dentist may be indistinguishable to some people. Something that many folks don’t know is that all orthodontists can be dentists, but not all dentists can be orthodontists. They are both certified oral health care professionals, both treat and maintain the health of your teeth and gums, and both have the...

Braces vs Invisalign: Which is the Real Winner?

 Of all of the treatment plan options Dr. Barry Glaser of Glaser Orthodontics near Jefferson Valley, NY, most patients choose treatment with either traditional metal braces vs Invisalign clear aligners. When considering a plan for orthodontic treatment, it can be difficult to decide which plan is best for you or your child’s needs. So many factors need to be considered (price, length of treatment, comfort and convenience, visibility). It can be difficult to divine which pros outweigh which cons. No matter...
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