• Discover More Information About Orthodontic Treatment By Clicking Through These Links From Around The Web

    Orthodontic care can be life-changing. Imagine having a healthy smile that you are confident about showing off. Your personal and professional life could be forever altered. Learn more about how orthodontic treatment can help you achieve a great smile by reading the information in these links. To find out which kinds of treatment could help you, schedule an appointment with Seligman Orthodontics. You can reach our Park Avenue orthodontics office by calling (212) 988-8235.

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  • Dr. Seligman’s Lecture at the Damon Forum was a Success!!

    Below is a photo of Dr. Seligman with a few of the other lecturers from the event!

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  • A Look at Your Aesthetic Braces Options

    When it comes to straightening your teeth, you have lots of options. Your orthodontist will help you narrow down your choices based on the issue you’re trying to fix. It’s important to note that orthodontic care no longer means obtrusive brackets and tender teeth. Here are some of the options that can help you achieve the smile you’ve always wanted:

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    Damon Bracket System
    Though the Damon Bracket System looks the most like traditional metal braces, they are anything but old-fashioned. These braces achieve results faster and more comfortably than any other type of metal braces. They also use a special mechanism to hold the wires in place. This mechanism is far less prone to attracting bacteria than older metal braces, which translates into better oral health and a reduced risk of tooth discoloration. Patients often get their Damon Bracket System braces off 20 percent faster than traditional metal braces.

    Invisalign
    If you want a straighter smile, but can’t bring yourself to wear metal braces, then Invisalign could be right for you. Treatment with Invisalign involves a series of clear, plastic aligner trays that gently shift your teeth. The trays are removable and should be taken out when you eat, drink, brush, or floss. They are also virtually undetectable. Invisalign is a great choice for adult patients who worry about the impact traditional braces can have on their professional and personal lives.

    Ceramic Braces
    Ceramic braces  combine the benefits of Invisalign and traditional braces into one simple, effective orthodontic treatment. Ceramic braces have clear brackets, so they are far less noticeable than metal braces, but deliver the same powerful results. If you have bite problems that Invisalign can’t treat but still want an understated cosmetic option, ceramic braces could be a good solution.

    At Seligman Orthodontics, we’ll work hard to  find the right braces for you . Visit our Park Avenue orthodontist clinic and see how we can help you achieve a beautiful smile. Call (212) 988-8235 if you have any questions. 

  • Is Orthodontic Treatment Painful?

    Do you wish your teeth were a little straighter, but worry that seeking orthodontic treatment will only cause you pain? Not knowing what to expect from orthodontic care can be unnerving, but there is good news. Orthodontic care is far easier than you may imagine, and in the end, you’ll have a smile you’ll love to show off.

    In this video, you can learn the facts about orthodontic treatment. Although you may experience a little bit of tenderness after getting braces, it will only last a day or so. Over-the-counter pain medications can help relieve what little pain you may experience.

    Don’t put off getting your best smile.  Park Avenue orthodontist  Dr. David Seligman and Seligman Orthodontics can help. Schedule a consultation by calling (212) 988-8235. 

  • Tips to Ensure Successful Orthodontic Treatment

    Orthodontic care is your ticket to a beautiful smile and better dental health. Your orthodontist will do everything in his power to make sure you get the results that you want. However, you also have to be on board and do your part to get the most out of your treatment. Whether you’re wearing braces or are undergoing some other kind of orthodontic care, here are some things you can do to make sure you get the smile you want:

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    Keep Your Orthodontist Appointments
    Periodic orthodontic appointments are a crucial part of treatment. Your orthodontist will use these visits to make sure your teeth are shifting correctly and to make any necessary adjustments. If you skip your appointments, you could cause your treatment time to be lengthened.

    Avoid Harmful Foods
    Depending on what kind of orthodontic treatment you’re receiving,  eating the wrong foods  could jeopardize your care. If you have Invisalign or some types of retainers, you can remove your orthodontic devices before eating, so there are few food restrictions. With other kinds of braces, you will need to avoid foods that could break your brackets or wires. Sticky, chewy foods and hard foods can be problematic for braces.

    Maintain Good Oral Health
    Your oral hygiene routine may require a few tweaks when you’re undergoing orthodontic treatment. If you settle on Invisalign, you can remove your aligners to brush and floss normally. With other kinds of braces, like Damon and Incognito braces, you will need to change the way you brush and floss so you don’t end up with discolorations on your teeth. Ask your orthodontist to show you the right ways to brush and floss with braces.

    Dr. David Seligman and the entire  Seligman Orthodontics  team are here to help with your orthodontic care every step of the way. Schedule an appointment at our Park Avenue orthodontist office by calling (212) 988-8235 and take the first step to a gorgeous new smile today.

  • Check Out These Resources For More on Orthodontics

    An uneven bite can cause more than just issues with self-esteem, it can affect every aspect of your health. If you are worried about your smile, call Seligman Orthodontics today at (212) 988-8235 to have your questions answered. You can also visit us on the web to see what services we offer. Check out the links below to learn more about braces and other orthodontic treatments.

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  • Understanding the Dangers of Crooked Teeth

    Did you know that 47% of American adults suffer from some type of oral malocclusion, including crossbite, crowding, and misalignment of the teeth? These issues are more than cosmetic problems , because they cause a wide range of complications that are discussed in this video from Invisalign. You can see that these problems only continue to worsen over time, leading to intensive dental treatment that may significantly outweigh the cost of orthodontic care.

    If you want to stop the cycle of damage that oral malocclusions can cause, you can explore  Invisalign  and other advanced treatment options at Seligman Orthodontics in New York City. You can compare Invisalign to other popular treatments on our website, or make an appointment to discuss your orthodontic needs by calling (212) 988-8235. 

  • Orthodontic Tips: Caring for Your Invisalign Aligners

    Though Invisalign makes it easier than ever to have orthodontic treatment at any age, there are still some maintenance guidelines to keep your aligners in excellent condition as they gently straighten your teeth. If you are new to the Invisalign system , you can set yourself up for the best treatment experience possible by following these tips to care for your aligners:

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    Always Remove Aligners Before Eating and Drinking
    One of the biggest  advantages of Invisalign  treatment is the ability to take out the aligners before activities that may be more challenging with traditional braces such as eating and drinking. You should never eat with your aligners in, as this could cause damage to the structure of the aligners and promote tooth decay by lodging food particles between the aligners and teeth.

    Clean Your Aligners When You Brush Your Teeth
    You should brush and floss your teeth as usual with your aligners out. As you care for your teeth, you can clean the retainers by soaking them in special cleanser or plain water. After a rinse to loosen plaque and other buildup, you can brush your aligners gently with your toothbrush. Keeping your aligners clean will help to reduce bad breath and tooth decay as you go through your Invisalign treatment.

    Store Your Aligners in a Safe Place
    Because you will be wearing your aligners for about 20-22 hours each day, there will not be many chances for them to break or sustain damage outside of your mouth. Still, you should store them in their cases when they are not in use, as they can be broken if they are dropped or crushed.

    If you think Invisalign is the answer to your orthodontic needs, you can start planning your treatment with Dr. David Seligman at Seligman Orthodontics on Park Avenue. You can explore all of our advanced treatment options on  our website  or call us for a consultation at (212) 988-8235.