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What Is An Orthodontist?

At Sunshine Orthodontics our goal is to provide the highest quality orthodontic care and treatment from the most qualified professionals available throughout Rhinebeck, Kingston, Wappingers Falls and surrounding Dutchess County areas.

Many people believe a dentist and orthodontist are the same thing but that’s not quite the case. The two professional titles certainly have some similarities, and they do work together, but orthodontics is a specific type of dental care. An orthodontist is a specialist that treats certain types of dental problems.

What Does An Orthodontist Do?

what-is-an-orthodontist-wappingers-falls-nyAn orthodontist such as Dr. Mansour is a fully qualified dentist who takes on an additional 2-3 years of orthodontic schooling and gains extensive clinical experience in an orthodontic residency program. The American Association of Orthodontists is the overseeing body for this branch of elite dentistry.

The most important job for an orthodontist is identifying, treating, and preventing issues with your teeth and mouth. Orthodontists are experts at treating misaligned or overcrowded teeth, as well as bite problems (malocclusions). Malocclusions can also result when the upper and lower jaws don’t fit together properly, whether from premature loss of baby teeth, developmental abnormalities, trauma, or other causes.

Orthodontic Treatment

If you suffer from any of the following issues, you may be a candidate for orthodontic treatment:

Overbitewhere the upper front teeth stick out over the lower teeth
Underbitewhere the lower teeth are too far forward or the upper teeth too far back
Cross bitewhen the upper teeth do not come down slightly in front of the lower teeth when biting together normally
Open bitespace between the biting surfaces of the front and/or side teeth when the back teeth bite together
Misplaced midlinewhen the center of your upper front teeth does not line up with the center of your lower front teeth
Spacinggaps between the teeth as a result of missing teeth or teeth that do not “fill up” the mouth
Crowdingwhen there are too many teeth for the dental ridge to accommodate

 

Types of Treatments

  • Traditional Braces – made from a high-grade stainless steel with metal brackets and archwires, which put pressure on teeth to move slowly into the correct position.
  • Clear braces – work in the same way as traditional braces, but the brackets are made from a clear, transparent ceramic material.
  • Invisalign – custom-made removable clear aligners that are virtually invisible and work in increments.
  • Invisalign Teen – clear aligners that are removable and virtually invisible to ensure you still enjoy your favorite foods and social events.

Reasons to Visit An Orthodontist in Rhinebeck | Kingston | Wappingers Falls NY

  1. Achieving a healthy smile – a healthy smile not only looks good, but can also offer benefits such as increasing chewing functionality and improving speech
  2. Boosting confidence – a beautiful smile can provide a dramatic boost in self esteem.
  3. Starting on the right path – children can avoid and prevent arising problems when seen at the right age.
  4. Preventing future problems – when untreated, many orthodontic issues can become worse over time.

If you or someone you know is in need of orthodontic care or looking to visit with an orthodontist and located in Rhinebeck, Kingston, Wappingers Falls, or surrounding areas of Dutchess County please contact us today to take a step in the right direction and schedule a visit. Call now!

Wappingers Falls: 845.592.2292

Kingston: 845-853-8073

Rhinebeck: 845-876-5787


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Dr. Ahmed Mansour and the team at Sunshine Orthodontics are expert providers of clear braces in the Hudson Valley NY. Clear braces are made from ceramic alloy and are a great option for adults and teens, alike. They are transparent which makes them discreet enough for the boardroom or for prom!

What to Expect from Clear Braces 

While clear braces are visually less prominent, they do require more attention to oral hygiene as ceramic braces are larger than metal braces. The only drawback to having ceramic brackets is that they are more fragile, and the elastic ties can discolor between orthodontic visits with certain foods or smoking.

Dr. Mansour offers clear braces in addition to:

  • Invisalign
  • Invisalign Teen
  • Traditional, metal braces

If you are a working professional, Sunshine Orthodontics can offer clear braces in the Hudson Valley NY as a more aesthetically pleasing way to ensure that you can have your teeth straightened without fear of feeling self conscious. We offer a free consultation to help you find out if clear braces are the best option for you in order to achieve your most beautiful smile!


Dr. Ahmed Mansour and the team at Sunshine Orthodontics are experts in clear braces. If you have any questions pertaining to Invisalign, Invisalign Teen, braces, or clear braces in the Hudson Valley NY, including Poughkeepsie, NY, Fishkill, NY, Hopewell Junction, NY, Poughguag, NY, or Ulster County, NY, or would like to schedule a complimentary consultation with Dr. Mansour, contact Sunshine Orthodontics at: (845) 592 – 2292.

Clear Braces Kingston NY

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The most common form of orthodontic treatment is braces. An alternative to traditional metal braces are clear braces in Kingston, NY. Dr. Ahmed Mansour and the team at Sunshine Orthodontics are experts who can help you decide which orthodontic treatment will provide you with the best results.

Clear Braces in Kingston NY

Clear braces are also known as ceramic braces. They are seemingly invisible on your teeth, but much like traditional metal braces, they are glued to the front surface of your teeth. They are made from ceramic material (hence the alternate name!) and blend in with the color of your teeth.

On average, treatment with clear braces in Kingston NY lasts between 9 and 15 months, depending on the severity of your condition. Although they offer the appeal of being less visible than traditional, metal braces, ceramic braces do require more attention. They are larger, more brittle, and more apt to cause trouble in the dental hygiene arena. Many adult patients with cosmetic concerns will choose clear braces.

Additional Options in Braces

  • Traditional metal braces
  • Self- Ligating braces
  • Lingual Braces
  • Invisalign/Invisalign Teen

Dr. Ahmed Mansour and the team at Sunshine Orthodontics are experts in clear braces. If you have any questions pertaining to Invisalign, Invisalign Teen, braces and clear braces in Ulster County, NY, Highland, NY, New Paltz, NY, Saugerties, NY, Woodstock, NY, Kingston, NY, Rhineback, NY, Red Hook, NY, Hyde Park, NY, Milan, NY, Staatsburg, NY, Tivoli, NY, Hudson, NY or would like to schedule a complimentary consultation with Dr. Mansour, contact Sunshine Orthodontics at: 845-431-9026.

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Clear Ceramic Braces

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What are Clear Ceramic Braces?

There are a number of options available for consumers to straighten misaligned or wrongly-angled teeth. One great option is ceramic braces, which are made of composite materials, ceramic alloys, and are very popular in the local Hudson Valley NY because they are transparent! They come in varying levels of transparency, so the ceramic brace is available in the natural color of your teeth or completely translucent.

Be discrete while you correct your teeth! Most adults in Dutchess County NY prefer ceramic braces because they are less noticeable than traditional, metal. In addition to the clear ceramic brackets, there are two types of brace wires (or ties) that can make them even less conspicuous. These ties can be clear elastic or white metal.

Advantages of Clear Ceramic Braces

  • Ceramic braces are hardly noticeable and have cosmetic appeal.
  • The ceramic brackets do not stain, but the clear elastic wires holding the brackets to your teeth are susceptible to staining. However, since these ties are changed usually every month, any staining is virtually unnoticeable.

Disadvantages of Clear Ceramic Braces

  • Ceramic brackets are more expensive than metal brackets.
  • The brackets are bigger than traditional metal braces (but this isn’t an issue for most patients).
  • Because ceramic brackets can’t withstand as much pressure as metal brackets, ceramic braces are not recommended for people who need extensive treatment.

How Do They Work?

During a consultation, we will examine your teeth and determine the best treatment option for you. If you choose ceramic braces, we will work to plan the course of your treatment in a way that best suits your lifestyle.

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To begin, a ceramic bracket will be attached to each misaligned tooth. Each bracket is customized to adjust the individual tooth to the prescribed location and angle. The bracket has a slot for the wire that will form an arch around the teeth. Using gentle pressure, the wire will move the teeth into the ideal positions. As with metal braces, it’s important to keep them clean. Otherwise, food and dirt buildup will stain the ceramic and maybe even your teeth.

Shorten Your Treatment Timeline

AcceleDent® Aura is an FDA-cleared medical device that can be used along with fixed braces. When used for 20 minutes each day, AcceleDent can shorten your treatment timeline by up to 50%! AcceleDent works by producing gentle pulses that safely and gently speed up tooth movement. The lightweight, easy-to-use device has been clinically shown to accelerate orthodontic treatment and to decrease the discomfort associated with treatment.

Clear Braces Rhinebeck NY

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Dr. Ahmed Mansour and the team at Sunshine Orthodontics offer their patients who live or work near Rhinebeck NY the latest and most advanced treatments available today. One treatment in particular are clear braces. Patients considering different treatment approaches to their orthodontic needs can choose traditional braces, lingual braces, clear thermoplastic aligners, or clear braces in Rhinebeck NY.

Traditional Vs. Clear Braces in Rhinebeck NY

Traditional metal braces are made of metal brackets and wires that attach to the front surfaces of the teeth. For a bit of fun, some even come in a choice of colors. Clear braces are like traditional metal braces in that they are affixed to the front surfaces of the teeth. However, they are made out of a clear, ceramic material made to mimic the shade of white on your teeth. As a result, they are much less noticeable to the casual observer than traditional metal braces. Both types of braces are joined by a wire, metal or clear, to exert pressure and move the teeth within the mouth.

Benefits of Clear Braces

They are an option for teens and adults who need to wear braces, but are concerned or self-conscious about how they will appear once the braces are on their teeth. Clear braces are:

Clear

The major benefit of clear braces is that they are CLEAR. More accurately, they are made to match the color of the teeth. They are less obvious in normal social interactions. Traditional metal braces are more obvious, so much so that some patients can now choose fun and fancy colors to sport their dental appliances. This is not for everyone, though. For that reason, options are a good thing.

Effective

Braces are effective in treating the most severe of orthodontic issues. Newer alternatives are available, but the technology has not advanced so that tray aligners can treat every case. Patients looking for options in orthodontic treatment are confident that clear braces treat the issue while being discreet and unobtrusive.

More comfortable

The metal parts associated with traditional braces can poke, scrape, and irritate the soft tissues of the mouth. Clear braces involve a lot less hardware, so there is less of a chance for irritation to occur.

Having to wear traditional metal braces can bring to mind images of adolescent awkwardness to teens and adults in Rhinebeck, NY. While traditional braces are a proven and effective treatment option, there are other approaches that can be less obvious and more comfortable.

Dr. Mansour and the Sunshine Orthodontics staff have the knowledge and experience to help their patients to choose the most effective and appropriate orthodontic treatment for them. For more information on clear braces in Rhinebeck, NY, or to schedule an appointment, contact us at (845) 876-5787.


Dr. Ahmed Mansour and the team at Sunshine Orthodontics are experts in clear braces. If you have any questions pertaining to Invisalign, Invisalign Teen, braces, and clear braces in Rhinebeck, NY, 12572, Hyde Park, NY, Red Hook, NY, Milan, NY, Staatsburg, NY, Hudson, NY, or would like to schedule a complimentary consultation with Dr. Mansour, contact Sunshine Orthodontics at (845) 876-5787.

Clear Braces Wappingers Falls NY

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Dr. Ahmed Mansour and the team at Sunshine Orthodontics offer their patients who live or work near Wappingers Falls, NY the latest and most advanced treatments available today. One treatment in particular are clear braces. Patients considering different treatment approaches to their orthodontic needs can choose traditional braces, lingual braces, clear thermoplastic aligners, or clear braces in Wappingers Falls NY.

The Difference Between Traditional Braces & Clear Braces in Wappingers Falls NY

Traditional metal braces are made of metal brackets and wires that attach to the front surfaces of the teeth. For a bit of fun, some even come in a choice of colors. Clear braces are like traditional metal braces in that they are affixed to the front surfaces of the teeth. However, they are made out of a clear, ceramic material made to mimic the shade of white on your teeth. As a result, they are much less noticeable to the casual observer than traditional metal braces. Both types of braces are joined by a wire, metal or clear, to exert pressure and move the teeth within the mouth.

The Benefits of Clear Braces

They are an option for teens and adults who need to wear braces, but are concerned or self-conscious about how they will appear once the braces are on their teeth. Clear braces are:

Clear

The major benefit of clear braces is that they are clear (duh). More accurately, they are made to match the color of the teeth. They are less obvious in normal social interactions. Traditional metal braces are more obvious, so much so that some patients can now choose fun and fancy colors to sport their dental appliances. This is not for everyone, though. Options are a good thing.

Effective

Braces are effective in treating the most severe of orthodontic issues. Newer alternatives are available, but the technology has not advanced so that tray aligners can treat every case. Patients looking for options in orthodontic treatment are confident that clear braces treat the issue while being discreet and unobtrusive.

More Comfortable

The metal parts associated with traditional braces can poke, scrape, and irritate the soft tissues of the mouth. Clear braces involve a lot less hardware, so there is less of a chance for irritation to occur.

Having to wear traditional metal braces can bring to mind images of adolescent awkwardness to teens and adults in Wappingers Falls, NY. While traditional braces are a proven and effective treatment option, there are other approaches that can be less obvious and more comfortable.

Dr. Mansour and the Sunshine Orthodontics staff have the knowledge and experience to help their patients to choose the most effective and appropriate orthodontic treatment for them. 


Dr. Ahmed Mansour and the team at Sunshine Orthodontics are experts in clear braces. If you have any questions pertaining to Invisalign, Invisalign Teen, braces, and clear braces in Wappingers Falls, NY, 12590, Poughkeepsie, NY, Fishkill, NY, Poughquag, NY, Hopewell Junction, NY, or would like to schedule a complimentary consultation with Dr. Mansour, contact Sunshine Orthodontics at (845) 592-2292.

 
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Invisalign 

Invisalign in the Hudson Valley 

Dr. Ahmed Mansour of Sunshine Orthodontics is one of the only Elite Providers of Invisalign and Invisalign Teen in the Dutchess County of NY. We are one the first Invisalign providers in the Hudson Valley of NY to use the iTero digital scanner that eliminates the need for unpleasant impressions of the teeth for Invisalign.

The Invisalign system is the nearly invisible way to straighten your teeth and achieve the smile you’ve always wanted. Dr. Mansour  uses advanced 3-D computer imaging technology, paired with Invisalign to gradually shift your teeth to the final, desired position. Your Invisalign treatment time will be determined based on your specific needs.

Many of our patients would never have considered pursuing traditional, metal braces, but are now happily and comfortably improving their smiles with Invisalign.  We have treated countless cases with this leading edge appliance system. 

A “BRACELESS” Alternative to Traditional Metal Braces!

Have you ever wished for a straighter, healthier smile, but not looked forward to all the metal wires and bands that often go along with braces? At Sunshine Orthodontics we can make your dream of having a new smile come to life, and without any metal! Dr. Mansour is a certified Invisalign orthodontist in New York, giving patients a “clearly” effective and incredibly comfortable way to wear braces!
If you’re interested in learning more about Invisalign in New York, contact our office and schedule your complimentary orthodontic consultation.

What is Invisalign?

Invisalign uses a series of customized, clear aligners to straighten teeth in a quicker amount of time and with fewer office visits than traditional braces. Thousands of orthodontists in the United States and Canada use Invisalign braces to accurately and effectively treat their patients. Invisalign aligners are:

  • Completely invisible – Invisalign aligners cannot be seen while you are wearing them! Friends, family members and co-workers may never even know you are wearing braces, unless of course you tell them!
  • Comfortable to wear – The aligners are made from a special plastic that has smooth, rounded edges so they won’t irritate your mouth and tissues like traditional braces often can.
  • Customized just for you – Your Invisalign aligners are customized to fit your mouth. Dr. Mansour uses advanced 3-D computer imaging technology to replicate an exact impression of your mouth and teeth, then he customizes each aligner so that it fits your mouth, and over time moves your teeth into the proper position.
  • Removable –Unlike traditional metal braces, you can remove your aligners to eat, drink, brush your teeth, floss and for special occasions. There’s no need to change your lifestyle with Invisalign!
  • Effective – You will begin to notice a significant difference even before your treatment is complete! Most treatments are complete within one year; however this can vary from patient to patient.

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