Dr. Rishi Kothari

Dr. Rishi Kothari grew up in Western New York and is proud to be back serving the community he has always called home. With his mother being an orthodontist for more than 30 years, Dr. Kothari developed an appreciation and passion for orthodontics at a very young age. After the transformation of his own smile, along with those of his close friends and family, Dr. Kothari decided to pursue a career in orthodontics.

best vitamins for teeth and gumsBlogPediatric Dentistry
September 27, 2022

5 Key Vitamins and Minerals for Kids’ Teeth and Gums (And School Lunch Ideas that Include Them!)

Research shows that kids with poor oral health are more likely to experience dental pain, leading to missed school days and decreased school performance. While brushing, flossing, and keeping up…
Benefits of InvisalignBlogOrthodontics
August 10, 2022

7 Benefits of Invisalign® and 914 Aligners Our Patients Love

If you’re comparing Invisalign vs. braces, just know that both types of orthodontic treatment are excellent options. While plenty of patients choose clear braces or metal braces, clear aligners are…
temporomandibular joints (TMJ)BlogOrthodontics
June 11, 2022

5 TMJ Exercises to Manage Pain and Stiffness

The temporomandibular joints (TMJ) are located on either side of your face and connect your jaw to the temporal bones of the skull. The joints allow your jaw to open…
Swollen Gums With BracesOrthodontics
April 27, 2022

Is it Normal to Have Swollen Gums With Braces?

Having swollen or inflamed gums with braces can be startling. Is it simply gum irritation from your braces or is it a sign of gingivitis? Will it go away on…
Dental SealantsBlogPediatric Dentistry
March 9, 2022

What are Dental Sealants and Why Should Kids Get Them?

Run your tongue along the chewing surfaces of your teeth and you’ll feel the grooves on your molars and premolars. These grooves provide traction when you chew, which is, of…
Do You Have a Bad BiteBlogOrthodontics
January 29, 2022

How to Tell if You Have a Bad Bite

As a certified specialist in orthodontics, Dr. Rishi Kothari is an expert in preventing, diagnosing and treating malocclusion. What is malocclusion? It’s a fancy way of saying an improper bite.…