Will I Need Rubber Bands with My Invisalign Treatment?

Bronx, NY – Patients of all ages love Invisalign clear aligners. They are clear, removable, and comfortable. But some patients may have rubber bands prescribed as part of their treatment, even with Invisalign. How does this impact the discreet nature of the aligners? “Elastics are sometimes a very necessary part of Invisalign treatment,” says Dr. Catherine… Read more »

At-Home Aligners vs. In-Person Orthodontics

Bronx, NY– We all love the ease technology has brought into our lives. We can order just about anything we want at the touch of a button, and often-times have it delivered almost as quickly. But, sometimes, just because something can be delivered to you in the comfort of your home doesn’t mean it’s necessarily… Read more »

Is Clear Aligner Such As Spark Or Invisalign Right For Me?

Many orthodontic patients want to perfect their smiles but do it as discreetly as possible. If that’s you, clear aligners may be just what you’re looking for. Clear aligners offer a comfortable, removable, and discreet way to get your ideal smile.  There are several different companies who make aligners today, such as Invisalign and Spark…. Read more »

Oh No – My Bracket Broke on Vacation!

Yonkers, NY – The Riverdale Family Orthodontics team hopes all of our families and patients are having summers filled with fun and sun. But we also hope it’s filled with taking great care of your appliances and braces. Accidents can happen when we least expect them, but by following some tips from Dr. Woo, you’ll be… Read more »

Caring for Braces While on the Go

Bronx, NY – When you are at home, as most of us have been for the majority of the past year, caring for your smile with braces has probably been relatively easy. Everything you need is right there, tucked away safely in your drawers or medicine cabinets in your bathroom. But as the world opens back… Read more »

The Pros and Cons of Braces and Invisalign

Bronx, NY – Making the decision to visit an orthodontist to straighten your smile is a big decision all on its own. But once you see the orthodontist, you’ll realize that’s not where the decisions stop. Orthodontic treatment has come a long way, and there are now more treatment options available than ever before. Which one… Read more »

How is an Orthodontist Different From a Dentist?

Bronx, NY – Orthodontists and dentists both serve important roles in helping people maintain their oral health. They each start out in the same place – dental school. But once they have graduated from an accredited dental school, their paths differ. After dental school, a general dentist can go on to begin practicing dentistry. However, an… Read more »

Discover the Power of a Straighter, Healthier Smile

Bronx, NY – Orthodontic treatment is important for a variety of reasons, and the reason that sends you to an initial consultation may be as unique as your smile. Dr. Catherine Woo of Riverdale Family Orthodontics works with patients of all ages, and loves to talk about the many benefits of orthodontic treatment. “So many people… Read more »