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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...

Adults Can Get Braces, Too!

 Today, adults wearing braces make up about half of all orthodontic patients in the United States. It is never too late for an adult to attain a healthier mouth, straighter teeth, and a perfect smile. Dr. Barry Glaser and the team at Glaser Orthodontics near Croton-on-Hudson, NY are experts in adult orthodontic treatment. There is a general misconception that braces are worn only by children and teenagers. But, orthodontic treatments with braces have evolved considerably in recent years. Braces have become...

Orthodontic Treatment for Crooked Teeth

 Dr. Barry Glaser of Glaser Orthodontics works every day with patients who are looking to fix their crooked teeth (malocclusions) and other orthodontic issues. An orthodontist is a dentist that has received special education and training after graduating from dental school. They deal mainly with the diagnosis, prevention, and correction of the malposition of teeth and jaws. The professionals of Glaser Orthodontics near Jefferson Valley, NY can help you better understand the benefits of orthodontic treatment for crooked teeth. Treatment Process...

Does Invisalign Hurt?

 Dr. Barry Glaser and the team at Glaser Orthodontics near Croton-on-Hudson, NY are knowledgeable and experienced orthodontic professionals. They are sensitive to their patient’s lifestyles, needs, and treatment goals when undergoing orthodontic treatment with Invisalign. A concern that patients express when considering orthodontic treatment is the amount of discomfort they may experience throughout the course of treatment. Different treatments have different pros and cons. Braces Can Be Uncomfortable. The clear aligner trays are an effective and convenient alternative to traditional braces. Treatment...

Do Braces Hurt?

 Orthodontic treatment with braces can be uncomfortable occasionally, but most often, the “hurt” reported by a patient is more of a feeling of pressure and can be more accurately described as “discomfort.” The best way to avoid or reduce any discomfort that may be associated with braces 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 Yorktown Heights, NY should...

Dentist or Orthodontist? What’s the Difference?

Dr. Barry Glaser of Glaser Orthodontics near Peekskill, NY has some tips to help patients 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 education...
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