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WAPPINGERS FALLS OFFICE
Dr. Mansour is the epitome of a FAMILY practice in Orthodontics. His personal touch along with kind and encouraging words to the children and the parents keeps this practice 10 steps ahead of the of any other orthodontists. His kind, intelligent, professional staff make visitng stress free.
I Love this place even more because they helped erase my fear of treatments. They gave my little girl another great reason to smile.
Love Sylvia Wilson and Justice Wilson, Poughkeepsie, NY
I love sunshine orthodontics! They gave me a beautiful smile and were always so friendly and caring!!
Alexandra Corley, Kingston, NY
Dr. Mansour gave us all the info we needed, and didn’t try and take advantage of us like other Orthos we’ve consulted with. Recommend wholeheartedly!
Karen Martin, Queens, NY
Great place and practice. Love the Kingston location!!!
Mari Kirwood Bird, Rhinebeck, NY
There wouldn’t be enough room for me to say all that I’d like to say about Sunshine Orthodontics. I will do my best with what I have! From the first moment you step into the reception area, you feel as though you are entering a spa. The elegant yet homey décor, the delicious and soothing candles, the so very friendly and accommodating staff, you’re immediately at ease and comfortable.
Sunshine Orthodontics truly feels like a family and they make you feel like a very important part of that family. Dr. Mansour is awesome! He is so knowledgeable, he takes the time to explain everything to you in a very down to earth manner, never making you feel as though any question you may have is a nuisance or down right silly. He is excellent with children, very caring and reassuring. If you have a worry wart, or very nervous child, who makes you turn around and go right back to the office because of some worry about their appliance/braces, the staff is so wonderful at immediately addressing any and all concerns they have.
For my family and eventually myself, there would never be a thought of seeing anyone else. We are Sunshine Orthodontic “lifers”.
Rachel Vincini & Family
I want to thank Sunshine Orthodontics for their friendly and caring staff. My daughter has TMJ, and it has been a difficult and long process for her. She has her braces now, and is making great progress, and eventually be ready for her surgery. We are very greatful for Sunshine Orthodontics and do recomend them to people whenever we can!
Pam Osborne-Baroud, New Windsor, NY
Love it! Wouldn’t go anywhere else! I highly recommend going here and the staff is great!!
Ciarra Holmes, Wallkill, NY
Best staff, very friendly, and accommodated me and my son. They did a great job with his teeth, and I will be coming back with my other kids!
Amanda May Proper, NY
Thank you to Dr. Mansour, and his staff for an outstanding job on my daughter’s teeth! Her treatment was personalized and perfect! The staff was able to help her through her oral sensory issues and make her feel comfortable.
Stacey Sacco, Poughkeepsie, NY
Awesome place to go to!!! Great staff too!!! They are Amazing !!! Very satisfied customer!!!
Tita Jorge, NY
My kids love this place, from our very first visit we have been treated so nice. You can tell everyone loves kids and making beautiful smiles! Highly recommend Sunshine Orthodontists!
Jessica Mary, NY
Love this office Dr. Mansour does an awesome job and my son loves this place. The staff are super friendly!
Sheilann Jones-Blackwell, Highland, NY
The best office a person could ask for. My daughter had braces on for 3 years, every staff member is so patient and caring. There are no words to describe how absolutely fantastic Dr. Mansour is. Oh I should mention learning disabled child with motor sensory issues. Need I say more never had a bad visit or any issues.
Krista Waldron, Staatsburg, NY
I can not express how great this place is. You feel like home as soon as I walk in the door. The staff are all wonderful and caring. My daughter wouldn’t even smile before her treatment, and my son would, but hide it. Afterwards all they do is SMILE! I will continue to tell everyone to come to this Place. Sunshine Orthodontists is awesome THANK YOU SO MUCH TO EVERYONE FOR GIVING MY KIDS THE GREATEST SMILE!
Kim North-Chapman, NY
Dreams do come true, at ANY age, at Sunshine Orthodontics!!! Just look at MY smile!!!!
Beth Wolert, NY
In addition to the Doctor hours below, we will have administrative staff in the office Monday-Friday to answer your calls. If you have an orthodontic emergency that involves pain and can not get in touch with a staff member, please call our emergency number 845-431-9026.
Sunshine Orthodontics – Three Great Locations
Wappingers Falls, NY 12590
Doctor Hours: Wednesdays, Thursdays & Fridays weekly, 9am to 5pm
After Hours Emergency: 845-431-9026
Kingston, NY 12401
Doctor Hours: Mondays & Alternate Wednesdays, 9am to 5pm
After Hours Emergency: 845-431-9026
Rhinebeck, NY 12572
Doctor Hours: Tuesdays and Alternate Wednesdays, 9am -5pm
After Hours Emergency: 845-431-9026
Do you charge for an initial visit?
No. As a courtesy to you and your family dentist, we will always discuss the feasibility of braces or tooth straightening without charging a fee. There may be a co-payment for X-rays and other diagnostic procedures.
At what age do you start seeing patients?
As a rule of thumb, we like to evaluate young patients after the 6-year molars erupt and the front permanent teeth just start to appear. This is usually between the ages of 6 and 8.
Why do you evaluate patients so young?
The purpose of early evaluation is to inform and observe, more than to start treatment. At this early age, the eventual needs may be identified and discussed. A small percentage of this young group may need some form of intervention. Habits are evaluated, medical issues are discussed and an observation schedule is arranged.
How long will the first visit take?
The first visit can last anywhere between 30 minutes and 1 hour depending on how ready the patient is for treatment. We may just do a visual exam and explain the situation or we may suggest one or more X-rays and complete diagnostics including casts of the teeth with photographs.
Do you take patients transferring from out of town?
Yes we do. We handle a patient transferring into our office from another city just like a new patient. We gather complete diagnostic records to show the current status and propose treatment to complete the work that has been started. Unlike most practices, we do not ask for a large down payment but merely assess a monthly fee to complete the treatment in progress.
Do you have any adult patients?
Absolutely. A growing percentage of our patients are adult. New, more cosmetic appliances are making adult treatment much more comfortable and convenient.
What is the difference between an orthodontist and a dentist?
An orthodontist is a general dentist that has had at least 2 more years of full-time training in orthodontics resulting in a nationally accepted specialty certificate. The orthodontist then limits his practice to straightening teeth and dentofacial orthopedics.
Can I make all my appointments in the afternoon after school and late in the day?
In order to have early and late appointments available for the majority of patients, some procedures need to be accomplished during the hours of 9 and 3. We will do our best to work with your schedules and accommodate your family needs.
Do you see patients for emergencies?
Yes, our contact information for an emergency is posted on the website as well as the phone answering machine.
Types of Treatment
Moving of teeth (Mechanics)
Wisdom teeth (Third Molars)
Temporomandibular Disorders (TMJ)
Types of Braces
Thanks to today’s advances in orthodontic technology, Sunshine Orthodontics in Wappingers Falls, New York can provide our patients with more options when it comes to wearing braces than ever before. While regular metal braces are still widely used, invisible and clear braces in New York are becoming increasingly popular along with removable appliances that can be used for mild cases of misaligned teeth.
Please see below to find more information for traditional, clear, or invisible braces. You can also ask us to learn more about the types of braces we offer at our office. You need to speak with your New York orthodontist to determine which appliance is right for you.
Invisible Braces in New York
Clear appliances, such as Invisalign, use a series of invisible, removable, and comfortable aligners to straighten your teeth. And, no one can tell you are wearing those aligners because they are invisible! Not only are the aligners invisible, they are removable, so you can eat and drink what you want while in treatment, plus brushing and flossing are less of a hassle. The invisible aligners are comfortable and have no metal to cause mouth abrasions during treatment. If you are interested in getting more information about invisible braces in New York, call our office today!
Clear Ceramic Braces in New York
Clear ceramic braces are made of clear materials and are therefore less visible on your teeth than metal braces. For this reason, clear ceramic braces are used mainly on older teenagers and adult patients who have aesthetic concerns. 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 ceramic brackets is that they are more fragile, and the elastic ties can discolor between orthodontic visits with certain foods and smoking. If you want more information about clear braces in New York, feel free to call our office today!
Traditional Metal Braces
Traditional metal braces are the most common type of braces and are smaller and more comfortable today than ever before. Made of high-grade stainless steel, metal braces straighten your teeth using metal brackets and archwires. With metal braces, you have the option of adding colored elastics (rubber bands) for a more unique and colorful smile.
All About Braces
Brushing and Flossing
It’s more important than ever to brush and floss regularly when you have braces, so the teeth and gums are healthy during orthodontic treatment. Patients who do not keep their teeth clean may require more frequent visits to the dentist for a professional cleaning. Adults who have a history of gum disease should also see a periodontist during orthodontic treatment. Watch the two videos below on the proper care of braces during orthodontic treatment.
Eating with Braces
What can you eat? Let’s talk about what you shouldn’t eat! For the first day or so, stick to soft foods. Avoid tough meats, hard breads, and raw vegetables. Before long, you’ll be able to bite a cucumber again. But you’ll need to protect your orthodontic appliances when you eat for as long as you’re wearing braces.
Foods to Avoid
- Chewy foods: bagels, hard rolls, licorice
- Crunchy foods: popcorn, ice
- Sticky foods: caramels, gum
- Hard foods: nuts, candy
- Foods you have to bite into: corn on the cob, apples, carrots
Chewing on hard things (for example, pens, pencils or fingernails) can damage the braces. Damaged braces will cause treatment to take longer.
In order to help our patients maintain good oral health throughout treatment many products from Philips SONICARE are offered for purchase in our offices
The benefits of orthodontic treatment will last a lifetime if you keep these important patient responsibilities in mind:
Once the active orthodontic appliances are removed, the patient will receive retainers to stabilize the dental correction. Because the bone and soft tissues surrounding the teeth are stabilizing for several months after braces are removed, it is imperative that the retainers are worn as instructed. Failure to wear the retainers may result in undesirable movement of the teeth, which could necessitate re-treatment.
How retainers are worn
Because teeth can continue to move throughout life, we feel that individuals who have undergone orthodontic therapy should wear retainers indefinitely. A patient should wear retainers all the time for one year following the removal of braces.
After approximately one year, the patient can wear the retainer just at night. This is to allow the wisdom teeth to develop without ruining the patient’s beautiful smile. Dr. Ahmed Mansour will see you every six to nine months to make recommendations on the wisdom teeth and an X-ray will be taken every one and a half years.)
Once the wisdom teeth have been decided on, wear your retainer at least one night per week. This is because, as you get older, the muscles that surround your teeth will get tighter and place pressure on your teeth, causing them to move or crowd.
How to care for retainers
- Retainers are made of a thermoplastic material that is sensitive to excessive heat, so they should be kept away from heaters, dishwashers, car dashboards or any place where the temperatures exceed 115 degrees (Fº).
- Retainers should be kept in the proper retainer case when they are not in the patient’s mouth.
- Keep away from any family pets, as they like to chew on them.
- Clean before and after placement in the mouth. Because the material used for fabrication is slightly porous, plaque tends to cling to the surfaces. Gentle scrubbing with a toothbrush and a mild liquid soap will remove the plaque. A denture cleaning solution, such as Efferdent, will aid in the removal of plaque and tartar. Be sure to rinse the retainers thoroughly after cleaning to remove any cleanser residue.
Because retainers are worn for years, they will need periodic replacement. Your original treatment contract includes one set of retainers after the braces are removed. If the retainers are lost or damaged due to neglect, there will be a charge for replacement. If the retainers become loose or break, contact our office immediately.
Fixed retainers (Bonded Wire)
This wire should stay on forever. The only exception is if your family dentist says you are not keeping it clean and it is beginning to cause gum or bone problems. If this should occur, please have the wire removed and replace it with a removable retainer. The removable retainer should then be worn as Dr. Mansour prescribes. The fixed wire will protect the teeth as the patient gets older and your facial muscles get tighter. Please have this wire monitored by your family dentist at your six-month check ups.
Habits or Conditions that Require Stronger Retention
- Mouth breathing
- Clenching and/or grinding of teeth (muscle hyperactivity)
- Tongue thrusting, low tongue posture or abnormal tongue posture
- Playing a musical instruments with a reed
- Lip sucking
- Pen or pencil biting
- Spacing between the teeth prior to treatment
- Severely rotated teeth
Our goal is to help your smile stay beautiful and healthy for a lifetime. Your cooperation is essential in order to achieve this goal.
Dental examinations and cleanings
The patient should continue with proper oral hygiene procedures at home, to include thorough brushing and flossing techniques. His or her family dentist should see the patient at least every six months for cleaning and dental examinations.
Between the ages of 11 and 15 is the most common time for orthodontic treatment, and for good reasons. By 12, most if not all of the permanent teeth have erupted and are in place, and crooked teeth, gaps and bad bites can easily be detected. These problems will hardly ever correct themselves, so this is when most parents decide to seek orthodontic treatment.
This is also a good time for orthodontic treatment because many negative associations of braces are not present. Many children in this age range undergo orthodontic treatment, and children are very often able to be convinced to wear braces because they see their friends wearing them, too, and want to fit in.
Besides the benefits of fitting in with their friends, children at this age have high metabolisms, which can help shorten overall treatment time and reduce the discomfort of orthodontic treatment.
Call our office for an initial FREE examination, and we will be able to determine the best time for the treatment and outline: the treatment plan, the treatment duration expected, and the approximate cost for the treatment.
At what age should a child first visit the orthodontist?
The American Association of Orthodontists recommends that most children should have an orthodontic screening by age 7. This allows Dr. Ahmed Mansour to determine if orthodontic treatment will be required and the best time for the patient to be treated. Many of the dentists in our community have been trained to identify orthodontic problems early, and may refer you to our office earlier than age 7.
Why are children being evaluated at such an early age?
Early diagnosis and treatment can guide erupting teeth into a more favorable position, preserve space for permanent teeth, and reduce the likelihood of fracturing protruded front teeth.
If early treatment is indicated, Dr. Mansour can guide the growth of the jaw and incoming permanent teeth. Early treatment can also regulate the width of the upper and lower dental arches, gain space for permanent teeth, avoid the need for permanent tooth extractions, reduce the likelihood of impacted permanent teeth, correct thumb sucking, and eliminate abnormal swallowing or speech problems. In other words, early treatment can simplify later treatment, after all the permanent teeth erupt.
Does early treatment benefit all children?
Early treatment does not necessarily benefit all children. Certain types of orthodontic problems can be more easily and efficiently corrected in the teen years when all the permanent teeth have erupted. Some skeletal orthodontic problems should not be addressed until growth is more advanced or completed. The doctors develop a plan for treatment based on each individual child’s needs. If the doctor decides the patient is not ready for treatment, they are placed on our orthodontic supervisory program.
Dr. Ahmed Mansour is the only Elite Provider of Invisalign and Invisalign Teen in Dutchess County, New York
Bummed out about having braces? Invisalign Teen gives you a whole new way to wear braces for a “clearly” amazing smile!
I have enough to worry about . . .
. . .now I need braces too?
The team has a game this Friday night; homecoming is in a month and what about my yearbook pictures?!
Don’t stress; with Invisalign Teen you won’t need to turn down any dates, wear a paper bag over your head or hide out in your room for two years! Invisalign Teen aligners are a perfect fit for your lifestyle, because aligners are:
- Super comfortable
- Customized just for you
Pizza, Popcorn … no Problem! You’ve probably heard from friends that with braces you won’t be able to eat anything. With Invisalign Teen you can eat whatever you want!
Unlike traditional metal braces, your Invisalign Teen aligners are removable, which means you can go ahead and eat all the things you love without worrying about breaking a bracket or loosing a rubber band. Cheers! It’s your life, keep it that way!
Invisalign aligners are really comfortable and very durable. They fit in with any of your extracurricular activities. So whether you’re swimming the 50 meter race, out on the field throwing the football, or playing the clarinet with the school’s band, you don’t have to worry about your braces getting in the way!
Want to shorten your orthodontic treatment?
AcceleDent® Aura is an FDA-cleared medical device that can be used along with clear aligners. 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.
Request your Invisalign Teen Kit!
Call the office nearest you for FREE consultation! What do you have to lose?
Learn more about 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.
- With Invisalign you can have a straighter, healthier smile without all the noticeable wires and brackets of traditional braces. Invisalign helps improve your overall oral health by making it easier to brush and floss, while also maintaining the proper tooth structure.
- Invisalign aligners are removable making it easy for you to enjoy the foods you love without worrying about breaking your appliance. You can also remove your Invisalign aligners to brush and floss regularly.
- You don’t need to change anything about your current lifestyle! With Invisalign you can continue participating in day-to-day activities without changing a thing. Invisalign is great for professionals, athletes, brides, and parents.
- Office visits and checkups are easy, quick, and painless. You will also need to schedule fewer appointments throughout your entire treatment.
Using our iTero Intraoral Scanner, we are able to show you a virtual preview of what your Invisalign outcome could be!
When you begin your Invisalign treatment you will receive several sets of custom fit aligners. Each set of aligners is worn for only one week. After that week, you can switch your aligners with the next set and continue straightening your teeth. Over time you will notice changes in the alignment of your teeth, and in just a few months you will have a straighter, healthier smile!
Schedule an initial consultation today with Dr. Mansour to learn how you can straighten your teeth with Invisalign in New York!
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.
As a father of children himself, Dr. Ahmed Mansour has a special interest in providing affordable orthodontic care for families.
As a courtesy to patient families, Dr. Mansour offers a variety of payment options to meet their needs, including:
- Full-payment discount
- No-interest financing with a low down payment and low monthly payments
- Multi-family member discount
As a matter of convenience to patients, Dr. Mansour also offers an automatic draft from checking accounts or credit cards.
Your treatment fee includes:
- Records and X-rays
- All appliances
- All orthodontic visits including emergencies
- One set of retainers
- Follow-up retention visits for two years
We will review all the financial plans during your initial complementary consultation. It is our goal to provide the highest quality of treatment that is affordable to you!
What To Expect
Upon your arrival at Sunshine Orthodontics for your complimentary exam, please notify our receptionist. We can’t wait to welcome you to our office.
Dr. Ahmed Mansour will conduct a thorough clinical orthodontic examination and explain all aspects of treatment himself.
The purpose of the initial examination is to answer:
- What sort of problem is present, if any?
- When is the proper time to begin treatment?
- What type of treatment is indicated?
- How long will treatment take?
- How much will the treatment cost?
If orthodontic treatment is indicated at this time, an appointment for Diagnostic Records is scheduled. If time allows, these diagnostic records can be taken at the initial visit.
- Study models of your teeth.
- Panoramic and cephalogram radiographs and tracings.
- Doctor’s studying the diagnostic records and determining the best course of treatment.
- Orthodontic records, which consists of x-rays, study models and a personalized growth study workup to determine your treatment objectives.
- Active treatment fee for both early treatment options and complete comprehensive treatment with braces or Invisalign includes all appliances, office visits, and procedures performed in the office. Appliances are durable and should last through the entire treatment period if the patient follows instructions. If appliances require replacement due to loss, breakage, misuse or failure to eliminate foods that cause damage, we reserve the right to charge an additional replacement fee.
- One set of final retainers for our comprehensive (Phase II) patients is provided upon completion of treatment. There is a replacement fee for each additional retainer that is lost or broken.
- Work performed at other dental offices outside our orthodontic practice.
- If an accident or injury occurs during treatment which results in TMJ (Temporo-Mandibular-Joint) complications, additional orthodontics, orthognathic surgery, etc, a fee adjustment may be required to complete treatment under these unusual circumstances.
Why Choose Us
Our goal at Sunshine Orthodontics is to create beautiful, healthy smiles for our patients that will be valued for a lifetime!
- Leading edge orthodontic care with traditional braces, clear ceramic braces, and Invisalign
- Dr. Ahmed Mansour works closely with your general dentist and encourages routine dental care as well as good oral hygiene at home.
- Flexible scheduling!
- Affordable treatment options with flexible no interest payment programs available.
- We accept direct payment for most insurance plans.
- We communicate openly with our patients!
- Safety and comfort are of the utmost importance in our practice. Our sterilization procedures brings a whole new level of protection to our patients. We deliver the highest standard of sterilization in dentistry.