Invisalign great Alternative to Metal Braces

Invisalign is a great alternative to traditional orthodontic treatment or metal braces. If you’ve been apprehensive about the thought of metal braces then Invisalign is the perfect choice. During your initial visit at our office near Peekskill, the team will take an impression of your teeth as they are now and digitize it. Using special software called iTero, Glaser Orthodontics will look at the current positioning of your teeth and compare it to the way your teeth should look after Invisalign.

Invisalign treatment, which consists of a series of aligners that you switch out approximately every two weeks, can help patients with crowded teeth, crossbites, overbites, underbites and almost all orthodontic needs. Invisalign gradually shifts your teeth into place, creating the dazzling smile you’ve always wanted. During your orthodontic treatment with Glaser Orthodontics, patients wear their aligners approximately 22 hours a day and take them out during meals and when they’re brushing and flossing. With Invisalign, cleaning your teeth and eating is a snap since you can easily remove your aligners! In addition, since the aligners are clear, people will barely notice that you have them on and that your teeth are steadily getting straighter!

Want to find out if Invisalign is the right orthodontic treatment plan for you? Give Glaser Orthodontics a call at 914-739-6400 and our office is conveniently located near Peekskill. Schedule a consultation today and find out about Invisalign.

“Orthodontist” – Cortlant Manor, NY

When someone hear the word “orthodontist” they automatically think of someone who applies braces to a 10-year-old child, but orthodontists are so much more than that. Orthodontists treat and/or prevent many different dental problems people of all ages may have including: malocclusion, bruxism, diastema, TMJ, and other misaligned bites, and Dr. Barry J. Glaser of Glaser Orthodontics in Cortlandt Manor, NY is no exception to this.

Contact Dr. Glaser at 914.739.6400 TODAY if you believe that you or someone you know might need orthodontic treatment.

Dairy products may help Your Smile

Say cheese to improve your smile. Glaser Orthodontics near Yorktown Heights wants to know if dairy is a part of your diet. If not, it should be because it can help your overall oral health! According to the American Academy of Periodontology (AAP), regular consumption of dairy products such as milk, cheese and yogurt, can actually lower your chances of contracting periodontal disease (gum disease).

Gum disease is caused by a bacterial infection in the mouth that affects the gums and jaw. Gum disease results in a loss of teeth and bone, and has been connected to certain cases of heart disease, stroke, diabetes, respiratory disease and osteoporosis.

Eating dairy is not just healthy for building strong bones, but it’s essential for maintaining a strong, healthy mouth. Did you know that cheese is one of the healthiest snacks for your teeth? In addition to providing large amounts of much needed calcium and phosphorous that reduce and/or prevent decreases in the plaque’s pH level and work to remineralize the enamel of your teeth, cheese disrupts the development of cavities, especially when eaten as a snack or at the end of a meal. Cheddar, Swiss, Mozzarella, and Monterey Jack cheese, for example, stimulate the body’s salivary glands to clear the mouth of debris and protect them from acids that weaken them.

The next time you reach for a quick snack get creative with some dairy products, and remember with each bite and every sip you are preserving your teeth for a lifetime of smiles and good oral health!

For more information about keeping your mouth healthy, please contact Glaser Orthodontics, or stop by for a visit at our office near Yorktown Heights!

Invisalign in Croton on Hudson, NY

Are you a resident in the Cortlandt Manor, NY area who has been thinking about straightening your teeth but don’t want the hassle and/or appearance of traditional metal braces? Stop by Glaser Orthodontics in Cortlandt Manor, NY to ask Dr. Barry J. Glaser about Invisalign®.

Available for both teens and adults at Glaser Orthodontics, Invisalign® provides the same quality, reliability and durability as metal braces, but with the convenience of removing your aligners which is encouraged before eating, brushing and flossing, and the luxury of straightening your teeth discretely. Contact Dr. Glaser TODAY to see if Invisalign® is right for you, he can be reached at 914.739.6400.

Did you Know Teeth are the Hardest Substance in Human Body

The first thing we do every morning is brush them, and besides being essential for chewing, the teeth also play an important role in speech. Learn the different parts of the teeth and how they all come together to give you your unique smile with Dr. Glaser and the team at Glaser Orthodontics near Croton, NY.

Enamel is the hardest, white outer part of the tooth. Enamel is mostly made of calcium phosphate, a rock-hard mineral.

Dentin is the layer underlying the enamel. Dentin is made of living cells, which secrete a hard mineral substance.

Pulp is the softer, living inner structure of teeth. Blood vessels and nerves run through the pulp of the teeth.

Cementum is a layer of connective tissue that binds the roots of the teeth firmly to the gums and jawbone.

Periodontal ligament is tissue that helps hold the teeth tightly against the jaw.

Incisors (8 total) are the middlemost four teeth on the upper and lower jaws.

Canines (4 total) are the pointed teeth just outside the incisors.

Premolars (8 total) are the teeth between the canines and molars.

Molars (8 total) are the flat teeth in the rear of the mouth, best at grinding food.

Wisdom teeth or third molars (4 total) erupt at around age 18, but are often surgically removed to prevent displacement of other teeth.

Often times these things don’t grow in exactly the way we’d like them to and that’s where Dr. Glaser step in. Contact our practice at 914-739-6400 near Croton to schedule your initial orthodontic consultation.


Options for Adults in Cortlandt Manor, NY

If you are an adult living in the Cortlandt Manor, NY area that is experiencing Temporomandibular Disorder (TMD) symptoms, adult braces may be a solution to your problem. Symptoms can include:

  • Pain in the jaw area
  • Pain, ringing or stuffiness in the ears
  • Frequent headaches or neck aches
  • Clicking or popping sound when the jaw moves
  • Muscle spasms in the jaw area
  • A change in the alignment of top and bottom teeth
  • Locked jaw or limited opening of the mouth

If you are experiencing any of the symptoms listed above, and may be concerned that you’re a candidate for TMD treatment, please contact Dr. Barry J. Glaser of Glaser Orthodontics at 914.739.6400 TODAY.

Clear Braces in Cortlandt Manor, NY

The team at Glaser Orthodontics understands that every case is different, and everyone has different priorities when it comes to orthodontic treatment. That’s why we happily offer treatment with clear braces in Cortlandt Manor, NY. If you’re looking for the perfect smile, let Dr. Barry J. Glaser help you regain your confidence and obtain a radiant smile with clear braces.

How Do Clear Braces Work?

Clear braces are the preferred teeth straightening system for many adults, allowing you to maintain a clear smile while straightening your teeth. Regardless of the kind that you use, they straighten your teeth as effectively as traditional metal braces, all while looking virtually invisible. You can have the confidence to smile not only after, but during, your treatment. But what kinds of options are there, and how do they work?

  • Ceramic/porcelain braces: clear braces like these function the exact same way as traditional metal braces. The only difference is that they use tooth-colored ceramic or porcelain brackets instead of metal ones, creating the effect of being “clear”.
  • Clear aligners: clear aligners, like Invisalign, are another popular form. Instead of brackets and wires, aligner trays are made of a clear, smooth plastic that is molded to your individual teeth. Invisalign is not only virtually invisible, but they are also removable for eating, brushing, and flossing, and the smooth plastic makes them very comfortable.

How Do I Get Started?

Whether you are interested in clear ceramic braces or clear aligners, like Invisalign, Dr. Glaser and the team at Glaser Orthodontics can help. To find out more information or to schedule your complimentary consultation, don’t hesitate to contact Glaser Orthodontics today!

Dr. Barry Glaser and the team at Glaser Orthodontics are the experts in clear braces. If you have any questions pertaining to braces, clear braces, Invisalign, or Invisalign Teen in Cortlandt Manor, NY, Cold Spring, NY, Croton-on-Hudson, NY, Westchester County, NY or the 10567 zip code area, or would like to schedule a complimentary consultation with Dr. Barry Glaser contact Glaser Orthodontics at: 914-739-6400

Say No to Nail Biting warns Orthodontist

Glaser Orthodontics cautions his patients about the danger of nail biting on your teeth. Nail biting is one of the so-called “nervous habits” that can be triggered by stress, excitement or boredom. Experts say that about thirty percent of children and fifteen percent of adults are nail biters, however most will stop chewing their nails by the time they turn thirty.

Here are four dental and general reasons to stop biting your nails:

  1. It’s unsanitary. Your nails harbor bacteria and germs, and they are almost twice as dirty as your fingers. Moreover, swallowing dirty nails can lead to stomach problems.
  2. It wears down your teeth. Biting your nails can put added stress on your pearly whites, which can lead to crooked teeth.
  3. It can delay your orthodontic treatment. For those wearing braces, nail biting puts additional pressure on teeth and weakens roots.
  4. It can cost you; literally. Our friends at the Academy of General Dentistry estimate up to $4,000 in extra dental bills over a lifetime.

Glaser Orthodontics recommends the following to kick your nail biting habit:

  1. Keep your nails trimmed short; you’ll have less of a nail to bite.
  2. Coat your nails with a bitter-tasting nail polish.
  3. Ask us about obtaining a mouth guard, which can help prevent nail biting.
  4. Put a rubber band around your wrist and snap it whenever you get the urge to bite on your nails.
  5. Think about when and why you chew your nails. Whether you are nervous or just bored, understanding the triggers can help you find a solution and stop the habit.
  6. If you can’t stop, behavioral therapy may be an effective option to stop nail biting.

If you are interested in more information about nail biting or would like to assess your oral health, please contact Glaser Orthodontics or stop by his office near Shrub Oak!