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Rifkin Dental

Dentists located in Carmel, NY & Yorktown Heights, NY

Orthodontics is a dental specialty that improves not only your smile but also your oral health. The general and cosmetic dentists at Rifkin Dental in Yorktown Heights and Carmel, New York, offer the most up-to-date orthodontics services. The experienced dentists use dental braces, retainers, and Invisalign® aligners to straighten your teeth and improve your smile. To schedule your orthodontics appointment, call the office or book online today.

What is orthodontics?

Orthodontics is a dental specialty that focuses on the diagnoses, treatment, and prevention of bad bites. Your bite is how your teeth meet and align with the teeth in the other jaw.

A healthy bite means your teeth are straight and properly aligned. This type of bite makes chewing, biting, and talking easier.

Straight teeth also make it easier for you to brush and floss your teeth, which may prevent cavities and gum disease. 

Am I a candidate for orthodontics?

The team at Rifkin Dental offers orthodontics for a variety of reasons. You may be a candidate for orthodontics if your teeth are misaligned, overcrowded, or crooked. 

Some of the conditions that benefit from orthodontics services include:

  • Early or late loss of baby teeth
  • Thumb sucking or another oral habit
  • Difficulty chewing or biting
  • Misplaced or protruding teeth
  • Chronic biting injury to cheek or palate
  • Teeth that meet abnormally
  • Facial asymmetry
  • Grinding or clenching teeth

No matter your age, you can benefit from orthodontic treatment at Rifkin Dental.

What are the types of orthodontic treatments?

Rifkin Dental is proud to offer the best and most up-to-date orthodontic treatments available:

Dental braces

Dental braces are traditional orthodontic devices that include brackets and wires that move your teeth into a better position. 

Rifkin Dental uses clear and metal braces to improve your smile. With dental braces, the team schedules regular orthodontic appointments to adjust your treatment to get the desired results.

Invisalign® aligners 

Invisalign is an innovative teeth-straightening system that uses patented technology to gently and discreetly move your teeth into a straighter position.  

With Invisalign, your orthodontic expert uses advanced technology to create customized aligners that gradually move your teeth into the correct position. The total treatment time with Invisalign is about a year.


Retainers are an important part of your orthodontic care. The team provides your retainer once your teeth are in the desired position. They can also replace a retainer if needed. Your retainer helps prevent the shifting of your teeth.

Initially, the team requests you wear your retainer all day. Then, over time, you may only need to wear your retainer at night to maintain your straight smile and healthy bite.

For comprehensive orthodontics service from a compassionate and experienced team, call Rifkin Dental, or book an appointment online today.