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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

Orthodontist Dutchess County NY


Dr. Ahmed Mansour is an expert orthodontist in Dutchess County NY. He and his team are professionals who provide the utmost care and consideration when creating treatment plans for each patient. Each course of treatment is personalized for each individual and Dr. Mansour’s patients include adults, adolescents, and children.

Orthodontist Dutchess County NY

Sunshine Orthodontics offers options for patients in need of braces. Dr. Mansour evaluates each patient’s condition when considering which braces would be the most effective for correcting mouth or dental problems.

Our Options in Braces

  • Traditional, metal braces
  • Ceramic braces
  • Invisalign

If you are looking for an orthodontist in Dutchess County NY, you can be sure that Sunshine Orthodontics and Dr. Mansour have your health and best interest at heart. We know that orthodontics can be an expensive endeavor, so we provide our patients with financing options. We know the value that a nice smile can add to a person’s confidence! Be sure to contact us for a FREE consultation and begin your journey to your most beautiful smile, today!

Dr. Ahmed Mansour is an expert orthodontist. If you have any questions for Sunshine Orthodontics pertaining to Invisalign, Invisalign Teen, braces, or clear braces in the 12590 area, Dutchess County, NY, Wappingers Falls, NY, Poughkeepsie, NY, Fishkill, NY, Hopewell Junction, NY, or would like to schedule a complimentary consultation with Dr. Mansour, contact Sunshine Orthodontics at (845) 592-2292.