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Seligman Orthodontics

The Seligman Philosophy

Not all orthodontists practice the same or share the same treatment philosophy. Dr. Seligman’s focus is beyond straight teeth. Dr. Seligman chose orthodontics as a profession because it is a lifetime career based in constant learning. Utilizing other specialities including Periodontics, Prosthodontics, Implants, and restorative Dentistry often play major roles in the final result.

Most patients don’t realize that facial aesthetics are greatly affected by the sub-structure of the face that supports the lips and other facial components like jaws, teeth and gums. Most of our patients are surprised to learn that the gum tissue is very pliable and can oftentimes be moved into a more optimal position enhancing facial aesthetics. When we conduct our diagnosis we will present our findings and explain what facial balance means and the possible options for enhancement.

Meet Dr. Seligman

Dr. David Seligman is an orthodontic specialist. He attended Hopkins Prep School in New Haven, Connecticut followed by Syracuse University achieving his Bachelor of Sciences degree in 1990. He then attended dental school at the University of Connecticut School of Dental Medicine graduating with top honors in 1994. Upon completing dental school, Dr. Seligman applied and was accepted to Vanderbilt University Medical Center Division of Orthodontics. He completed his 3 year residency in 1997 and has been dedicated to private practice orthodontics ever since.
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Meet Dr. Seligman

Dr. David Seligman is a member in excellent standing of many local and national dental and orthodontic societies. He prides himself on constantly seeking the continuing education courses which enhance the patient experience. Technology is his passion as is total excellence. He views orthodontics not just as a profession but more importantly as a mind-set. This will become obvious when you meet both Dr. Seligman and his team.

Dr. Seligman is dedicated to his profession and enjoys the day-to-day experiences that working with patients of all ages provides. He currently practices in the Park Avenue area of New York City.

A Message From Dr. Seligman

Faces not Braces! Most people think of straight teeth when you mention braces. What most don’t realize is that orthodontics is a lot more than straight teeth. Facial balance, airway, temporomandibular joint (TMJ) status, and a functional occlusion or bite are critical and the most important aspects in any treatment plan that is offered. Creating facial balance and harmony between soft and hard tissue is what we strive to achieve in all patients.

Yes, we straighten teeth but we also consider the net effect of treatment on the overall appearance and dental health of each individual patient. A beautiful smile with properly balanced facial aesthetics is just the beginning of the treatment philosophy. The beauty of the technology that is being offered today is rooted in basic principles of physics. This has enabled far fewer extractions of permanent teeth, improvements in airway considerations, and above all an orthodontic experience which most would agree is more comfortable than anticipated.

The stereotypes that braces are big and “ugly”, painful, and that treatment takes years and years plus the extraction of permanent teeth are now basically falling to the wayside and can even be considered myth in some circumstances. It is my personal goal to create beautiful and lasting smiles for each of our patients which achieve facial balance and symmetry as the foundation. Most importantly I strive to create an educational experience for our patients, their parents or caregivers which is beyond expectation.