What Questions Should You Ask During Your Orthodontic Consultation?

When you visit Glaser Orthodontics for your orthodontic consultation, you’ll probably have a lot of questions. We want you to be prepared for your appointment and feel in charge of your orthodontic treatment decisions, so keep these questions in mind to ask when you come in for your appointment:

  • How long will I have to wear braces?

  • Will getting braces hurt?

  • Will I have to wear additional appliances to correct jaw problems while I have braces?

  • What can I eat when I have braces?

  • Are there certain things, like playing sports or playing an instrument, which I won’t be able to do?

  • How can I make sure my teeth stay clean and healthy while I have braces?

  • How often will I need to come in for appointments?

  • How much will my orthodontic treatment cost?

Dr. Glaser and his team are here to answer all your questions and concerns, and we’re happy to explain all aspects of your treatment plan and expected outcome. We believe your orthodontic experience should be comfortable, hassle-free, and most importantly, leave you smiling! If you have not scheduled your appointment yet, please contact us or just stop by for a visit!

How Kids Can Maintain Braces at Summer Camp in Cortlandt Manor NY

Sending kids away to summer camp for weeks or even months is, for many, a yearly tradition. Camp in Cortlandt Manor or even out of the state is something fun and exciting for your kids to look forward to, and we at Glaser Orthodontics are here to make sure your braces or Invisalign treatment isn’t hindering the summer fun.

It is important to maintain the same oral care and routine kids have at home while away, so their braces stay in shape. Dr. Glaser recommends giving your child a “braces camp kit” filled with all the necessities related to their teeth. The kit can include plenty of extra toothbrushes and wax in case a wire breaks. The important thing is to maintain clean teeth while you are away. If anything were to happen to the braces or Invisalign, inform the counselors so the camp can arrange for them to see a local orthodontist who can help. The main thing is for your camper to be comfortable until you resume your regular schedule with your family orthodontist. Just like at-home eating habits, the same instructions are given while away at camp; avoid sticky, chewy, or hard foods.

Our main goal at Glaser Orthodontics is to make sure your Westchester camper is completely prepared to maintain braces during the summer months. If you want to schedule a visit before they leave, feel free to stop by or call us! Last but not least, while away at camp, have fun and see you when you return!

Important Signs to Look For When Preparing For Treatment in Westchester County

Deciding to seek orthodontic treatment can be a big decision. Many children, as well as adults, often unknowingly begin to see many oral issues that may be associated with an orthodontic treatment. These problems are less obvious than just simply crooked teeth, and they do need attention. Dr. Glaser recommends to look for the following signs when assessing if and when you will need treatment.

 

– Difficulty chewing or biting

– Misaligned top and bottom rows of teeth

– Under- or overbite

– Uneven wearing on the teeth

– Difficulty speaking

– Thumb sucking

– Grinding or tooth clenching

– Jaw pain

– Tooth crowding

– Jaw shifts when biting

– Excessive spacing between teeth

 

Each of these problems can be a signal of the necessity of braces. When looking for treatment options, Dr. Glaser offers many different options that can solve any and all of the issues. Invisalign is a clear alternative to braces that can solve many of these cases. Clear braces, as well as traditional braces, can also be a solution. There are also many orthodontic appliances such as permanent retainers and palate expanders that can play a role in solving oral difficulties. For more information, contact the Cortlandt Manor offices of Glaser Orthodontics at (914) 739-6400 or email us at info@glaserortho.com.

Adult Orthodontic Treatment for Patients in Cortlandt Manor NY

Orthodontic treatment is a field that has advanced considerably over the last few decades. New techniques and options have led to a surge in adult orthodontics; in fact, 1 in 5 orthodontic patients are now adults. Lots of times adults have many reservations about getting treatment. Often, an adult patient’s major concern is the length of time in treatment, or the appearance of having orthodontic devices on the teeth. Luckily, there are treatment options that fit both of these concerns for patients of Westchester County NY thanks to Glaser Orthodontics

Adults can now choose to wear the highly popular ‘Invisalign’ braces. Invisalign is a series of clear, removable plastic aligners that are custom made for each person’s teeth. They are much more comfortable than traditional braces as there are no wires or brackets. They are also much more convenient than the fixed metal braces as it is possible to take them out while eating and for cleaning. We at Glaser Orthodontics are experts in the processes that come with Invisalign from start to finish, and are able to help you reach your goals with the help of Invisalign.

The quicker option includes traditional brackets. Unlike Invisalign, these kinds of braces are fixed to the teeth. However, once they are on they are extremely unobtrusive. These braces have an added advantage in that they tend to move the teeth quicker and more effectively than the Invisalign braces. Dr. Glaser has expert experience in this field as well, and is able to apply, adjust, and remove braces with confidence and ease. He and his team know all the proper timing for braces from beginning to end, and are aware of all the responsibilities that come with these braces. They are able to guide you throughout the whole process and provide insights as to how to care for braces.

Both options are wonderful to consider as smile repairing options. Don’t shy away from treatment just because of age. At the offices of Dr. Glaser, these treatment options are available with ease and expertise to people throughout the Westchester NY area. Visit glaserorthodontics.com for more information.