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The first day of spring is March 20th, so now is the perfect time to envision your future ideal smile or maintain the one you’ve already achieved. And if you haven’t yet started your orthodontic journey, there’s no time like the present – just get in touch with our orthodontists in Schenectady and the rest of the Capital Region today!
Here are a few ways to improve your smile maintenance this spring!
Tax Season Is Around the Corner
If you’re receiving a tax refund this year, Adirondack Orthodontics can help you invest that money in your health and happiness with orthodontic treatment. Our Schenectady orthodontist office (as well as our other five Capital Region locations) is here to help you put together an affordable braces payment plan that works with your budget, and we offer discounts and financing options to make it even easier to afford the services you need.
Call your nearest location or text us at 518-855-9007 to get started.
The Essentials of Smile Maintenance
Brushing and flossing your teeth should already be on your daily dental hygiene to-do list. If you’ve already completed your orthodontic treatment, the next step is keeping that straight, healthy smile for the rest of your life. Retainers are vital to protecting your smile, as a retainer is custom-made to fit your teeth and will keep them in place. Your first set of retainers will last 18 months and is included in the treatment fee. After that, our Smile Protection Program can provide you with all the replacement retainers you need to keep your smile straight and healthy.
Contact us today to enroll in our program!
Help Us Win Best Orthodontist
We are proud to have won Best Orthodontist in Times Union’s Best of the Capital Region contest three years in a row! Help us win this year by voting for us through March 3rd:
- Visit https://bit.ly/3iVKYOg
- Fill out your email address, name, postal code, and birthdate (unless you are already registered to vote on the Times Union website).
We hope that the team at Adirondack Orthodontics has given you a reason to smile this spring and beyond!
Still searching for Invisalign or braces in Schenectady? If you’d like our help to improve your smile, just text or call today to get started.
Braces vs. Invisalign
Are there some parts of your smile that you are less than satisfied with? Have you been on the hunt for an orthodontist in Albany who can help? Chances are you already know that an orthodontist can correct overbites, crowded teeth, crooked teeth, underbites, tooth gaps, and other dental issues you may be experiencing. You may even already know the main two methods of doing so: braces and Invisalign. What you may not know is if you’re a better candidate for Invisalign or braces.
The most common question we hear from new patients at our orthodontic office in Albany is: “What treatment is right for me?” Read on to better understand the answer to this question.
Good Candidates for Invisalign
- You want a discreet option. If you need to treat your dental issues without the whole world watching, Invisalign’s series of clear aligners may be the answer.
- You don’t want to be limited in what you eat. Invisalign aligners can be removed at will, while braces stay on for the duration of treatment. If you want to enjoy sticky, chewy, or hard food during treatment, you might want to try Invisalign.
- You don’t want to deal with brackets and wires. While braces are comfortable enough for some, others might find the brackets and wires unpleasant and prefer the ease of Invisalign.
Good Candidates for Braces
- You’re not sure you’ll remember to wear the aligners. You’ll need to wear your aligners at least 22 hours a day to have the desired effect. If you think you’ll forget to wear them, braces may work better for you.
- You’re a smoker. One key benefit of Invisalign is that the aligners are clear. However, smoking can stain your aligners. Braces would be the better choice in this case.
- You have a more severe dental problem. Patients who have a severe overbite or underbite typically need braces. These bite conditions can be signs of more serious concerns that require a targeted treatment plan.
The best way to determine the right orthodontic treatment for you is to schedule a consultation with the best orthodontist in Albany: Adirondack Orthodontics! We can examine your teeth, take any necessary X-rays, and get to know your goals and budget. Then, we can suggest the best course of treatment to give you your ideal smile!
Whether you are looking for Invisalign or braces in Albany, or you are located in the surrounding areas, we have an orthodontic office near you. With six convenient locations in the Capital Region, we may be closer than you think, so call or text us today to schedule your appointment!
Valentine’s Day may be a time to celebrate your relationship with that special someone, or you may decide to spend this time focusing on self-love. Regardless of how you choose to celebrate the holiday and this time of the year, you deserve to smile confidently.
Your ideal smile is the perfect way to show yourself some love and make sure you’re ready for all of life’s little moments. If your smile isn’t all that you want it to be, our team at Adirondack Orthodontics is here to help you start your journey to achieving it.
What’s Standing Between You & Your Ideal Smile?
The first step in this journey involves helping our patients focus on their health and wellness. Fortunately, correcting dental problems can go a long way toward improving your self-confidence. Orthodontic treatment can solve many common issues, including overbites, underbites, crossbites, and gapped or crooked teeth. If these issues make you hesitate to show your smile, we can help solve them and work toward ideal results.
To start your journey to the smile of your dreams, schedule a consultation so that we can assess your current smile and determine which treatment is best for you.
How to Smile During Life’s Special Moments
Once we find the right orthodontic treatment for you, we can give you our suggestions and make sure your final choice fits your lifestyle, goals, and budget. You may be surprised to find out that many of our patients are candidates for Invisalign, the most popular alternative to traditional braces! Regardless of which treatment you choose to move forward with, we’ll make sure you can achieve your ideal smile to see you through engagements, weddings, birthdays, family photos, and all of life’s other momentous occasions. After all, we want you to be ready and eager to share your new smile with Instagram, TikTok, and the world!
Get Started on Your Treatment
Ensure you have your ideal smile for all of life’s little (and big) moments by calling or texting Adirondack Orthodontics for a consultation. Throughout the years, we have helped patients gain the smiles they deserve.
In fact, we have been voted Times Unions’ Best Orthodontist three years in a row by our loyal patients, and we’re hoping to win again this year! Be sure to VOTE NOW for Adirondack Orthodontics as the Best Orthodontist in the Capital Region! Contact us today and find out why.
Start 2023 Off with a Smile!
If you made a resolution to improve your health or self-confidence in 2023, orthodontic treatment should be on your to-do list. Straight, healthy teeth can set you up for long-term dental health and give you something to smile about every day!
Make sure you set yourself up for success in 2023 by scheduling an appointment with our team at Adirondack Orthodontics. We offer plenty of options to help you get the smile of your dreams. Read more about them below.
Comfortable, Flexible Invisalign
Invisalign is the orthodontic option of choice for so many children, teens, and adults due to its ease of use. Invisalign uses a series of clear, custom-made aligners to move your teeth into the correct positions. The treatment doesn’t require metal wires or brackets, so it’s more comfortable than traditional braces. Plus, the aligners can be removed for physical activity, eating meals, or taking photos.
Visit our Invisalign page to find out more and schedule a free evaluation! We are proud to be a Diamond+ Invisalign provider, ranking us among the top providers in the country.
Traditional Metal or Clear Braces
Braces are the traditional form of orthodontic treatment. An orthodontist applies brackets to the teeth, after which wires and ties are placed and altered over time to move teeth into the desired positions. Metal braces allow patients to express themselves with colorful ties, while clear braces are more discreet. The latter uses porcelain brackets and clear ties instead of metal brackets and colorful ties.
We encourage you to check out our Braces page to find out more about these options and schedule a consultation.
The quickest treatment out there, our Express Aligner Treatment program can help you perfect your smile in a fraction of the time. If you want to gain straight, healthy teeth in time for a specific event like a wedding, this expedited program can straighten your smile in as little as 6 to 12 months.
Get more information about our Express program by visiting our website!
Start 2023 Off the Right Way
Getting the smile of your dreams is easier, more comfortable, and more affordable than ever. At Adirondack Orthodontics, we’re proud to provide all the options our patients need – including financing options – from six locations throughout the Capital Region.
Interested in getting Invisalign or braces in Albany or any of our other Capital Region orthodontist offices? Call your nearest location today for an appointment or set up a consultation through our website. We would be happy to assess your teeth and suggest the best solution for you based on your goals and budget.
The Smile You’ve Always Wanted!
The best gifts are the ones that have a lasting impact on your life and happiness. Once you’ve checked off everything else on your gift shopping list for family and friends, think about yourself and how you can take care of your health in the coming year.
One thing that may make it to the top of your list is your smile. After all, straight teeth will boost your confidence and keep you smiling for photos. More importantly, healthy teeth and gums will be an investment in your well-being, now and long in the future.
The end of the year is the perfect time to think ahead about your budget and goals, but the reasons to call our office this month don’t end there. Here are a few reasons why you should choose Adirondack Orthodontics to provide you with all the orthodontic solutions you need, starting this holiday season:
After your treatment is complete, your smile is 100% guaranteed for life! Come back at any time for your orthodontic needs, and you won’t ever pay full price for orthodontic treatment with us again.
We would love to sit down with you and discuss orthodontic options that can achieve your health and aesthetic goals while working with your budget. For instance, we offer $0 down, 0% interest financing options and many discounts.
This is a busy time of year for everyone. Fortunately, we have six locations throughout the Capital Region to ensure your appointment will be at a convenient time and place.
A Range of Solutions
From Invisalign to braces, we offer numerous orthodontic treatment options tailored to suit your needs.
Participate with Insurance
We are proud to participate with most insurance providers, and we work with HSAs, FSAs, and CareCredit to help you afford the smile of your dreams.
Gain the smile you’ve always wanted and take a step toward improved health by looking into orthodontic options at Adirondack Orthodontics! Contact us today for an in-person consultation at one of our locations and give yourself the perfect present this holiday season.
Words of Gratitude from the Team at Adirondack Orthodontics
As the holiday season gets busier, we want to take a moment to slow down and thank all of our patients, family members, friends, and team members for brightening our lives and allowing us to do what we do best!
In 2022, we’ve had so much to be thankful for, starting with the successful opening of our sixth location! We’re now better able to serve our patients in the Capital Region from offices in Albany, Clifton Park, East Greenbush, Glens Falls, Latham, and Schenectady.
However, our success across our six locations would be impossible without teamwork and camaraderie – and we’re thankful that we have those in spades. “I’m thankful to have a team that is willing to work with each other even when it gets stressful here,” one of our team members shared. “I love that people help when they can!” We’re thankful for our compassionate doctors, staff members, and dental assistants for helping us transform over 10,000 smiles.
We’re also so grateful that our patients nominated us in the Times Union’s Best Of contest for the third consecutive year. This year, we won the award for Best Orthodontist by more than 4,000 votes. Thank you to our patients, past and present, who voted for us, and thank you to those who participated in our review contest and had wonderful things to say about their experience with Adirondack Orthodontics.
Finally, we’re thankful to be able to support our community by not just offering the finest orthodontic services but by sponsoring local sports teams and travel clubs, including RoBovines FTC Team #6955 with Saratoga County 4-H, Sorensco Babe Ruth Baseball, Shenendehowa High School Drama Club, Guilderland Bulldogs Travel Baseball Team (12U), and Guilderland Wolfpack Travel Softball. We believe in investing in the community where we work, and we’re proud to support these local groups.
Whether you’re thankful for your dental health, family and friends, or the simple beauty of changing leaves, we’re grateful to be part of your life. And, from our family to yours, we hope this inspires you to consider everything you’re thankful for this holiday season.
Tips on Proper Dental Care
Dental hygiene is essential for keeping your teeth, gums, and mouth healthy, especially when you’re undergoing orthodontic treatment. October is Dental Hygiene Month, and we want to remind all our patients about the importance of proper teeth care, whether they have braces or aligners.
Take a look below at some tips on caring for your teeth, gums, braces, and aligners. In addition, learn more about maintaining a happy, healthy smile, and get in touch with our team if you have any questions about your dental hygiene!
How to Care for Your Teeth & Braces
If you have braces, you should be flossing once a day and brushing your teeth after every meal. Remember to brush the outside, inside, and crowns of your teeth in a circular motion, paying particular attention to the brackets on your teeth. You should also brush your gums, tongue, and cheeks. When flossing, remember to use a “C” shape to get all the areas around your gums. Floss threaders can help you get around wires and brackets, and rinsing your mouth can help loosen food particles.
The kit we provided for you at the start of your treatment should help, but we always welcome the chance to discuss what tools work best for taking care of your teeth when you have braces. Feel free to reach out to our team with any additional questions you may have!
How to Care for Your Aligners
Unlike braces, aligners can be taken off for eating, drinking, and brushing your teeth. Even though you remove your aligners for these activities, you need to care for your aligners to ensure they last and to protect the health of your teeth and gums. We recommend gently brushing your aligners using toothpaste and cool water every time you remove them. And, of course, you should be brushing and flossing your teeth as recommended above.
Adirondack Orthodontics and Your Dental Hygiene
At Adirondack Orthodontics, we want to help our patients achieve and preserve straight, healthy smiles for a lifetime. Keeping these dental care tips in mind during and after your treatment will help you reach the smile of your dreams! If you have any further questions about oral hygiene techniques, please call or text your nearest location, or request an appointment here.
How Orthodontics & Gum Health Go Hand in Hand
September is National Gum Care Month, so we would like to take a minute to reiterate the importance of gum health and how vital it is to properly care for your gums before, throughout, and beyond your orthodontic treatment.
The Dangers of Poor Gum Care
When you don’t follow a proper brushing and flossing regimen, the consequences can range from painful and inconvenient to catastrophic. As plaque and tartar build up at the base of your teeth, your gums can be irritated, leading to gingivitis. Painful and unpleasant, gingivitis is characterized by swollen, inflamed, bleeding gums and bad breath. And if gingivitis isn’t addressed, periodontitis, a serious gum disease, can develop. According to the CDC, “47.2% of adults aged 30 years and older have some form of periodontal disease.” Since periodontal diseases can cause bone and tooth loss, proper gum care is essential.
The Relationship Between Gum Health & Orthodontics
Gum care is important for people of all ages, regardless of whether they are currently straightening their teeth. However, healthy gums are essential for orthodontics because the treatment depends on strong bones and teeth. During treatment, pressure is put on the teeth and gums as the teeth are slowly moved into place. If gum decay isn’t addressed before treatment, this process can actually lead to more damage.
Fortunately, Adirondack Orthodontics can help you understand how to care for your teeth and gums – before, during, and after your orthodontic treatment.
The Right Gum Care Routine
If you’ve already started your orthodontic journey, you have likely already learned from our team members how to keep your mouth healthy throughout your treatment. Whether or not you are currently undergoing orthodontic treatment, you should follow the same rules: brush your teeth after eating and floss daily to remove food and prevent plaque buildup.
At Adirondack Orthodontics, we are always here to act as a resource for our patients. If you would like to find out if you’re the right candidate for orthodontic treatment or learn more about how you can take care of your gums, schedule an appointment at your nearest location. We look forward to helping you achieve a beautiful, healthy smile. Call or text us today!
Proper orthodontic care can help your child start the school year off right.
Everyone deserves to feel their best, especially on the first day of school. No matter what grade your child is going into, their smile will play a part in how they feel about themselves. At Adirondack Orthodontics, we provide patients of all ages with the orthodontic services they need to put their best foot forward. We’ll ensure that your child can have a straight, healthy smile to boost their self-confidence not just for the coming school year but for years to come.
Proudly serving the Capital Region, we understand the needs of our patients. Take a look at some of the reasons you should choose us to provide the utmost in orthodontic care for your child and schedule an appointment today!
Compassionate, Professional Care
For some, visiting the orthodontist can involve some anxiety. We do our best to create a comfortable environment where our patients feel at ease.
Recognized as being part of the top 1% of Invisalign providers with our Diamond+ status, we rank among the top orthodontists in the country and have treated over 10,000 smiles.
The school year can be hectic for students and their parents, which is why we offer convenient scheduling options to help you find a time that fits with all of your child’s classes and extracurricular activities.
Plenty of Locations
Another way we provide convenience is by offering orthodontic treatment from various locations in the Capital Region. We have offices in Glens Falls, Clifton Park, Latham, Albany, East Greenbush, and, most recently, Schenectady.
Payment Options & Financing
In addition to being a participating provider with most insurances, we are happy to provide you with many discounts and financing options to make your child’s orthodontic care more affordable.
At Adirondack Orthodontics, we’re passionate about creating beautiful smiles that last a lifetime. As this school year starts, keep your child’s orthodontic needs in mind. Now is a great time to schedule an appointment and start the school year off right.
Give your nearest location a call or text today to set up your appointment and begin your child’s smile journey.
How a Better Smile Improves Confidence
Each year, over 9,000,000 individuals choose to improve their oral health with orthodontic treatment. Invisalign alone, one of the most popular options on the market, has been implemented by over 12 million people seeking straighter, more beautiful smiles. We all know some of the health benefits of achieving a straight smile, but what else can your Instagram-ready smile achieve for you?
Take a look below at the ways that having a straighter smile can benefit you now and far in the future!
A straighter smile increases confidence.
While misaligned teeth may have you feeling a little camera-shy, a straightened smile can tackle your insecurities about how your teeth look. Confidence comes from within, but how you look can contribute to how you feel.
When you feel more confident, you tend to shine! Whether you are making memories that last a lifetime at prom or your wedding, or you are taking the next steps toward your future with a job interview, having your ideal smile can be the boost you need.
According to a study completed by Invisalign, 92% of people felt more confident after achieving straightened teeth. In fact, as many as 80% of people surveyed said that they had the confidence to do something they had never done before. What could you do with the confidence a straighter smile would bring you?
A straighter smile helps you speak clearly.
You may have already thought about the look of your smile, but have you thought about the impact it might be having on the way you speak? A straightened smile can help you form your words clearly and correctly. Knowing that misaligned teeth won’t get in the way of your speech can give you the confidence to speak in a way that compels others to listen to what you have to say.
A straighter smile can be permanent.
When properly cared for, a straight smile can last the rest of your life. If you’re young, your investment in the health of your teeth can follow you through education and your career. Just as importantly, it can help give you confidence in your personal life and in anything that you choose to do.
Improve Your Smile with Adirondack Orthodontics
This summer, consider investing in your long-term self-confidence by starting your journey to straighter, healthier teeth. We’re sure the increased confidence will give you something to smile about throughout the long summer days and beyond!
Contact Adirondack Orthodontics today to learn more about the benefits of straight teeth and how we can help you achieve the smile of your dreams. We would be happy to schedule a consultation and help you explore options like Invisalign, braces, and more. We have several locations throughout the Capital Region to best serve you, so call today to get started.