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 »

Don’t Put it Off – Why Your Child Might Benefit from Early Ortho Treatment

Bronx, NY – While we most commonly think of teenagers as the traditional orthodontic patient, sporting a mouthful of metal as they navigate those sometimes awkward years, it’s actually recommended that children begin their relationship with an orthodontist at a much earlier age. The American Association of Orthodontists recommends seven as the age children should have… Read more »

Caring for Your Smile During COVID-19

Bronx, NY – At Riverdale Family Orthodontics our first priority is always our patients’ comfort and safety. During these uncertain times, we have taken extra steps to safeguard against the spread of COVID-19. However, we do realize that some patients may not feel comfortable returning to regular orthodontic appointments just yet. Follow these tips to… Read more »

Post COVID Protocols

To all our amazing patients and families, Thank you so much for your continued patience and understanding while our offices have been closed as we collectively navigate this challenging time.  We hope you and your families are all doing well.   We would like to provide an update on our plans to begin resuming patient care…. Read more »

What Do I Do If I Experience an Orthodontic Emergency While Offices Are Closed?

Bronx, NY – Throughout the country, stay-at-home orders put in place to stop the spread of the COVID-19 have rendered non-essential businesses and services closed, including orthodontic practices. While this is an important step to ensure the spread of the highly contagious virus can be contained, we do know that this may cause concern for some… Read more »

Top Ten Reasons to Get Braces

Bronx, NY – If you are on the fence about orthodontic treatment, there is no time like the present to learn the power braces can have on your life. What are the top reasons people seek out orthodontic treatment? Straighter smiles are healthier smiles. Crooked and crowded teeth are harder to keep clean – your toothbrush… Read more »

Is My Teen Responsible Enough For Invisalign?

Bronx, NY – Invisalign is a fantastic treatment option for many orthodontic patients. Teen and adult patients love the aligners because they are clear, comfortable and removable. The aligners are made of a BPA-free plastic that is so clear they are barely noticeable. Because there are not brackets and wires, there is little to no… Read more »