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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


We 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

246 Main St.
New Paltz, NY 12561
Phone: 845.592.2292
Fax: 845.501.1591
After Hours Emergency: 845-431-9026
246 Main St.
New Paltz NY 12561
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411 Washington Avenue, Suite 103
Kingston, NY 12401
Phone: 845-853-8073
Fax: 845.501.1591
After Hours Emergency: 845-431-9026
411 Washington Avenue, Suite 103
Kingston, NY 12401
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187 E. Market Street #115
Rhinebeck, NY 12572
Phone: 845-853.8073
Fax: 845.501.1591
After Hours Emergency: 845-431-9026
187 E. Market Street #115
Rhinebeck, NY 12572
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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

Will I have soreness?
Is loosening of teeth normal?
What should I do if a wire or band loosens?
Should I always wear rubber bands?
What if I play sports?

Adult Treatment

adulttreatmentOrthodontics is not just for children and teens. In fact, 1 in every 5 patients in orthodontic treatment is an adult. No one is too old for orthodontic treatment.

Adults seek orthodontic treatment for many of the same reasons as children. Some adults had orthodontic problems as children but were unable to correct them until now. Others, who had treatment as children, may need further treatment as adults due to relapse or limitations in initial treatment.

Benefits of Treatment
Adults can benefit from orthodontic treatment in many ways. These include:

  • Align the teeth to create a more aesthetic and beautiful smile
  • Correct relapse after previous orthodontic treatment due to lack of long term retainer wear
  • Improve the ability to brush and floss, especially for crowded or overlapping lower front teeth
  • Create a better or more comfortable bite and ability to chew
  • Address missing teeth
  • Close spaces between the teeth
  • Reduce excessive wear on the teeth due to grinding or poor bite
  • Jaw surgery to correct discrepancy between the upper and lower jaws.

Appearance of Braces
Many adults are concerned with the appearance of braces. Often, Invisalign® (The invisible alternative to braces) can be used to treat adults. This technology involves clear removable aligners, fabricated through advanced 3D imaging to align the teeth. For more severe problems, we have the option of clear ceramic brackets instead of metal.

Orthodontic treatment is no more uncomfortable for adults than children. Adults undergoing orthodontic treatment report the same level of soreness as children (although adults are more willing to tell us about the soreness).

Typically, the teeth are most uncomfortable 12-24 hours after an orthodontic adjustment and will disappear within 3 to 5 days. Modern appliances are smaller and more comfortable to wear. Modern techniques, with the new titanium technology, put less pressure on the teeth to cause discomfort, while moving the teeth more rapidly and efficiently. It also decreases the time required between adjustments to every 8 – 10 weeks. Treatment time, on average, is completed in 15-18 months.

The fee for adult orthodontic treatment is determined the same way as child or adolescent treatment. It is based on the severity of the problem, the complexity of the correction, the appliances used and the length of time to correct.

Dr. Mansour has treated individuals in their 50’s, 60’s and even their 70’s. It is never too late to gain the smile you have always wanted.

To learn more about your orthodontic treatment options, we invite you to schedule a complimentary consultation at one of our Hudson Valley offices in either Kingston, Rhinebeck or Wappingers Falls, NY.


Adolescent Treatment


AdolescenttreatmentBetween 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.


Early Treatment

At what age should a child first visit the orthodontist?

mansour-sunshine-orthodontics-treatment2-1The 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.

What is the Orthodontic Supervisory Program?
In addition to a beautiful new smile, what are some other benefits of orthodontic treatment?
If a child has treatment early, will this prevent the need for braces as an adolescent?
Do we still need to see our family dentist during orthodontic treatment?

Invisalign Teen


Dr. Ahmed Mansour is the only Elite Provider of Invisalign and Invisalign Teen in Dutchess County, New York

propel-orthodontics-acceledent-itero-invisalign-treatmentBummed 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:

  • Clear
  • Removable
  • 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.


Easy Financing

firstvisitAs 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!


First Visit

What To Expect

mansour-sunshine-orthodontics-patient-treatmentUpon 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?

What’s Next?

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.

What are Diagnostic Records?
What is the cost of the treatment?
What does my investment include?
What doesn’t my investment include?
Do you accept Assignment of Benefits?
What are your appointment policies?

Why Choose Us

Our goal at Sunshine Orthodontics is to create beautiful, healthy smiles for our patients that will be valued for a lifetime!

  • whychooseusLeading 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.
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