Braces Yorktown Heights

braces near yorktown heights

Braces are the most common form of orthodontic treatment. Dr. Barry Glaser and the team at Glaser Orthodontics offer different types of braces near Yorktown Heights for our patients to choose from. Luckily, traditional metal braces aren’t the only option to choose from, anymore!

Braces Yorktown Heights

  • Clear/ceramic braces which are made from a ceramic material. The pieces are larger and more brittle requiring more oral hygiene care than other options.
  • Lingual braces are hidden behind your teeth. They are customized to fit the shape of your teeth perfectly. Since they are behind the shape of your teeth they are difficult to see from the casual observer.
  • Self-ligating braces are made from the same material as traditional metal, but don’t require the use of rubber-bands and wires. Instead they use a specialized clip that holds your teeth in place.
  • Invisalign are a set of clear aligners that are clear, comfortable and removable. They are made from plastic trays and are customized to mold to the shape of your smile.

Why Pursue Braces?

Most people decide to pursue braces near Yorktown Heights because they have crooked teeth or a misaligned bite. Dr. Glaser and the team at Glaser Orthodontics know that beautiful teeth can have a profound impact on a person’s confidence. Be sure to contact us, today, to begin the journey to your most beautiful smile!

Dr. Barry Glaser and the team at Glaser Orthodontics are the experts in braces near Yorktown Heights. If you have any questions pertaining to braces, clear braces, Invisalign, or Invisalign Teen in Yorktown Heights NY, Cortlandt Manor, NY, Cold Spring, NY, Croton-on-Hudson, NY, Westchester County, NY or the 10598 area, or would like to schedule a complimentary consultation with Dr. Barry Glaser, contact Glaser Orthodontics at: 914-739-6400.

Teeth Straightening in Yorktown Heights, NY

Have you been lacking confidence in your smile for a while now and are tired of the way you look with unstructured teeth? Then look no further than experienced orthodontist in Yorktown Heights, NY, Dr. Barry Glaser, to help you make the necessary changes to straighten your teeth and obtain that winning, radiant smile. You may be experiencing issues such as crowding of the teeth, overbite, spacing of the teeth, etc. All of these problems and more are highly common and usually easy to correct with the right treatment at Glaser Orthodontics. Fortunately, if you are suffering from one or more of these complications, Dr. Glaser and his dedicated and caring staff are more than qualified and willing to accommodate your every need; catering to your comfort levels in order to ensure customer satisfaction and loyalty. At Glaser Orthodontics, we will be sure to correct and straighten your teeth in the most efficient and feasible way possible, no matter what issue you may be experiencing. Whether you are a child that just needs a simple retainer for adjustment lining or a teen or adult that needs braces, we offer many different treatment options and packages that are both reliable and affordable. Don’t hesitate to start building the smile of your dreams! Please contact Glaser Orthodontics at (914) 739-6400.

Westchester Orthodontist Wishes Happy Thanksgiving Chanukah

2013 is a unique year for American Jews. A once in eternity overlap with Chanukah and Thanksgiving:. This year it may mean that some of our patients at Glaser Orthodontics in Westchester will be replacing their sweet potatoes with latkes.

The first day of Chanukah/Hanukkah starts at sunset on Wednesday November 27 the night before Thanksgiving, which falls on November 28, 2013.  It turns out that this has never happened before . . . and it will never happen again.

Thanksgiving is set as the fourth Thursday in November, meaning the latest it can be is November 28. November 27 is also the earliest Chanukah can be.

The last time this would have happened was 1861. However, Thanksgiving was only formally established by President Lincoln in 1863. So, the overlap has never officially occured before.

Why won’t it ever happen again?

The next time Chanukah falls on November 27 is 2146 (which happens to be a Monday). Therefore, 2013 is the only time Chanukah will ever overlap with Thanksgiving.

Of course, if the Jewish calendar is never modified in any way, then it will slowly move forward through the Gregorian calendar, until it loops all the way back to where it is now.

So, Chanukah will again fall on Thursday, November 27 . . . in the year 79,811.  At Glaser Orthodontics, we would like to wish all our patients in the Westchester area a Happy Thanksgiving or Chanukah or both!! Enjoy your holiday.

Northern Westchester Orthodontist Gives Thanksgiving Teeth Tips

Glaser Orthodontics, in Northern Westchester, sees Thanksgiving as a time to get together with family and take a day to remember all of those things that we’re thankful for.  It’s a time to gain perspective on what’s really important in our lives, as well as a time to gain perspective on the fact that we normally don’t consume 7,000 calories in a day nor eat for eight hours straight as we sometimes do during Thanksgiving. With all of the non-stop nibbling that most of us do on this holiday, it’s almost impossible not to have one of the worst days for our teeth that we may have all year.


Here are a few tips from Dr. Glaser on things you can do Thanksgiving Day to help your braces stay damage-free and your teeth stay clean and healthy:


  • Drink water while you eat — One of the worst things you can do to your teeth is to nibble on food all day. The reason being is that when you do this, your saliva doesn’t have a chance to ever really get your teeth clean throughout the day, and therefore bacteria just continues to breed. But, if you drink plenty of water during and in between meals, the water helps to wash away many of the food particles that would otherwise lay stagnant on your teeth. If left, these stagnant food particles will breed more and more bacteria that can erode your enamel throughout the day.
  • Stay away from teeth staining foods — Eating some Thanksgiving Day staples, such as cranberries and many types of pies, can be some of the worst teeth staining foods that you can possibly eat.  So try and steer clear of foods that may have strong coloring to them.  These same colors will eventually end up on your teeth. Also look out for sweet and sticky foods, such as pecan pie, which can stick to and erode away your enamel, unless you brush to get that sticky deliciousness off. The stickiness of certain foods can also damage the brackets and wires of your braces, so be extra careful.
  • Be kind to your teeth and braces — Don’t crack nuts or open bottles with your teeth!  Use a nutcracker or bottle opener to do the hard work. An example of a classic Thanksgiving hard food to avoid is caramel popcorn. Although it’s a favorite of many, a single caramel popcorn kernel has the ability to crack a tooth, making caramel popcorn best to keep away from, for both people who do and don’t wear braces.
  • Pilgrims didn’t drink soda and neither should you — If you’re like the rest of us, Thanksgiving is going to have more than enough sugar without adding soda into the mix. The sugar in soda is unkind to your teeth and can cause decay around your brackets.  Drink milk and water instead… they’ll spare your teeth the stains and decay caused by soda.


Please follow these four simple tips for your Thanksgiving Day feast and then you can give thanks for many more years of white, healthy teeth, and most importantly, fewer trips to the dentist office and our office. If you do need to see Dr. Glaser, you can contact him at his Ossining area office at (914) 739-6400.  Happy eating!