The Early History of Orthodontic Treatment

Today, orthodontic treatment is a normal part of life. Whether you go for more traditional types of braces or more innovative forms of treatment like Invisalign, straightening your teeth has become a common practice. But it wasn’t always that way. Modern braces weren’t officially invented until the 1700s. However, people have been experimenting with the READ MORE

Who Should I Trust to Straighten My Smile & Why

Specialist— “a person who concentrates primarily on a particular subject or activity; a person highly skilled in a specific and restricted field.” —– In life we are constantly at war in our decisions. Do we do what’s better for us, or what’s easier and more convenient? While in some scenarios, like “What should I have READ MORE

All About Bite Misalignment

Many common orthodontic issues originate from a misaligned bite. As your trusted New York orthodontist, Dr. Adam Goodman can treat these problems through a variety of orthodontic treatment options such as braces and Invisalign. If you live in the Manhattan or Riverdale areas and suffer from a misaligned bite, we highly recommend making an appointment READ MORE

Retaining Your Straight Smile

At some point hundreds, if not thousands of years ago, the word spread that “brushing” your teeth would prevent dental disease. While most people today have accepted the need to brush their teeth on a daily basis, when this concept was first explained the news was met with excitement, but also a bit of reluctance. READ MORE

Orthodontist or General Dentist for Invisalign

Many general dentists have considerable experience with Invisalign. Some of their knowledge is gained though experience, and some at courses taught by experts like myself. As an orthodontist, I am not so arrogant as to say that only specialists should ever move teeth; general dentists practice other areas of dentistry (hopefully less complicated cases) like READ MORE

Why Seeking Treatment with an Invisalign Expert is a Very Smart Idea

By Invisalign expert, I am referring to an office that completes a high volume of Invisalign cases each year.   The Invisalign Doctor Locator at will designate offices according to categories.  “Premier Providers” are becoming quite common.  The highest level of provider is “Elite Top 1%”.   These offices are usually orthodontic specialist offices, though not always. READ MORE

How Long are Retainers Needed After Orthodontia?

Patients are often surprised to learn that there are few orthodontists that will guarantee that teeth will not eventually shift if retainers are not worn. While it might sound daunting to wear retainers “for the rest of your life”, patients must understand that even if retainers are worn for several years, the teeth will usually READ MORE

Seeing Results with Invisalign

Each Invisalign case has a specific duration, which might range from as little as 3 months to as long as two years. Patients often ask how long it will take until they see results. In many cases of crowding, the width of the dental arch needs to be increased prior to the front teeth having READ MORE

Invisalign’s Lesser Known Advantage Over Braces

Invisalign’s esthetic advantages over conventional braces are apparent. What is not as recognized is that Invisalign tooth movements are first made on a computer program, which builds precise and predetermined movements into each aligners. Conventional braces are adjustment more by feel and reacting, versus the planned movements of the Invisalign aligners. For this reason, Invisalign READ MORE