Our skilled and caring orthodontic team can help you achieve a beautiful, straight and healthy smile with a wide variety of treatment options.

Orthodontist In Washington Heights 

At Fort Washington Dental Associates, located in the heart of Washington Heights, we are dedicated to providing exceptional orthodontic care for both adults and adolescents. Dr. Shawn Gutman, our board certified orthodontist, combines expertise and personalized care to ensure optimal dental health and beautiful smiles for our patients.

Orthodontics for Every Age

At Fort Washington Dental Associates, we believe that orthodontic care is essential at any age. Whether you are seeking treatment for your child or considering options for yourself, our comprehensive services are designed to meet the needs of both children and adults. Our approach is tailored to each age group, ensuring relevant and effective treatment that leads to lasting results.

Early Evaluation: The Key to Effective Orthodontic Care

Orthodontic issues can be easier to correct if identified early. While a child’s teeth may appear to be straight, there could be a problem that only an orthodontist can detect. We recommend that children come in for an orthodontic evaluation by the age of 7. This allows our orthodontist to monitor the growth of the jaws, as well as the positioning and eruption of permanent teeth closely, making early interventions possible. Early treatment, or phase 1 treatment, can significantly simplify later adjustments, often reducing the need for surgeries or extractions down the line. Phase 1 treatment may even eliminate the need for later comprehensive orthodontic treatment altogether. 

Our Orthodontic Treatments

We offer a wide range of orthodontic treatment modalities to suit every need and lifestyle:

Clear Aligners: 

Clear aligners are virtually invisible and can be removed for eating and cleaning.

Misaligned teeth can affect your self-esteem and complicate maintaining good oral hygiene. We are pleased to offer clear aligners as a modern alternative to conventional braces, perfect for patients seeking a discreet way to improve their smile. These invisible aligners offer a practical solution for straightening teeth, eliminating the need for noticeable metal brackets and reducing discomfort.

Traditional Braces: 

Ideal for correcting more complex orthodontic issues. Our traditional braces are efficient and reliable, providing consistent results.

Lingual Braces: 

For those who prefer their braces to be completely unnoticeable, lingual braces are custom-fitted behind the teeth, hidden from view.

We Offer a Variety of Other Appliances for Other Personalized Treatments

Depending on individual needs, we may recommend additional appliances to achieve the best outcome.

Retainers to Keep Your Smile Perfect

Maintaining your new smile is just as important as achieving it. We provide various retainer options to ensure your teeth stay in place after treatment:

      • Clear Retainers: These retainers are subtle and easy to wear, helping to maintain alignment without drawing attention.

      • Metal Retainers: Durable and robust, metal retainers are a classic choice for long-term alignment maintenance.

      • Permanent Bonded Wires: Positioned behind the teeth, these retainers are permanently affixed, providing continuous support without any daily hassle.

    Why Choose Us?

    Fort Washington Dental Associates is your trusted partner in achieving and maintaining a healthy, beautiful smile. Our Washington Heights orthodontics team is committed to using the latest technologies and treatment methods to provide tailored and effective orthodontic care. Whether you are considering orthodontic treatment for yourself or your child, we are here to guide you every step of the way.

    Ready to start your journey to a perfect smile? Contact us today to schedule your orthodontic evaluation and discover how we can help you achieve the smile of your dreams.

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    Iliana Cepero
    Iliana Cepero
    23:13 16 Jan 24
    Dr. Lee was incredibly kind, clear, and thorough when I went for a consultation. Doctors who spend time explaining things to a patient and giving them the best and most affordable options do not abound these days. He is very smart too. Strongly recommended!
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    Our Care Philosophy

    A patient-centric approach to excellent dentistry.

    At Fort Washington Dental Associates, your dental health is our top priority. Our treatment philosophy is simple yet profound – we prioritize the patient’s long-term dental health over everything. From thorough examinations to honest and transparent discussions about your dental health, treatments and pricing, we strive to ensure that every visit is comfortable, informative, and beneficial. Join our family of satisfied patients who appreciate our thoroughness, friendly approach, and non-judgmental environment.
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