The Great Debate: Braces Before or After Baby Teeth Fall Out?

Bronx, NY – Parenthood is full of questions, one of which is when the right time is for my child to start orthodontic treatment. While the common belief is that braces are only necessary once permanent teeth are in place, there is much evidence to support potential benefits of early intervention, even before baby teeth fall… Read more »

Why Does My Retainer Hurt?

Bronx, NY – Wearing a retainer is a crucial step in maintaining the results of orthodontic treatment. However, many individuals experience discomfort or pain when wearing their retainers. Dr. Catherine Woo explores the reasons behind why your retainer might be causing you discomfort and what you can do to alleviate the pain. First off, know… Read more »

Discover What Sets Dr. Catherine Woo Apart

Yonkers, NY – Dr. Catherine Woo is committed to providing the best orthodontic care possible to every patient who visits her at Riverdale Family Orthodontics. And she has the training to ensure that happens. Dr. Woo attended Columbia University for her bachelor’s degree, and continued on at the Ivy League school for both dental school and… Read more »

The Heart of Tuckahoe and Riverdale: The Story Behind Our Family-Run Orthodontic Practices

Bronx, NY – Nearly every orthodontic practice will tell you that they are a family-focused, but that’s never been truer than for Riverdale Family Orthodontics and Tuckahoe Family Orthodontics. The practices are led by Dr. Catherine Woo and Dr. Sam Polan, who are partners in and out of the orthodontic practices.  Ivy League Excellence Drs. Woo… Read more »

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 »