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.

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…
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.…
December 29, 2021

Can Allergies Cause Jaw Pain?

As fall allergy season mercifully comes to an end, you might notice you have less coughing, sneezing and congestion, but what about a decrease in tooth and jaw pain? Can…
what is a crossbiteBlogOrthodontics
November 29, 2021

What is a Crossbite and Why Does it Need to be Fixed?

Let's Define What is a Crossbite Certified specialists in orthodontics, like our Tarrytown orthodontist, Dr. Rishi Kothari, are experts in diagnosing, preventing and treating malocclusion. What is malocclusion? It’s the…
do I need bracesBlog
August 17, 2021

Do I Need Braces?

Do I Need Braces? Do I need braces? This is a question we hear a lot at our practice. Dr. Rishi Kothari and the team at 914 Smiles help patients…