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Gwen Cohen , D . D . S .


DR . GWEN COHEN HAS BEEN IN PRIVATE PRACTICE IN MAHWAH FOR OVER 20 YEARS , PROVIDING PATIENTS AMODERN AND REFRESHINGLY FRIENDLYAPPROACH TO ORTHODONTICS . Dr . Cohen and her team feel lucky to care for amazing people of all ages , creating positive changes in their lives , as they work together to create their beautiful and healthy smile .

Great care is taken to develop acustomized treatment plan for each individual . Every patient is unique and not one plan is right for everyone . Dr . Cohen listens closely to what the patient ’ swants and needs are so she can achieve their goals . Dr . Cohen ’ ssuccess isillustrated in the fact that the majority of her patients are referred to her by her current and former patients . In addition , she has treated numerous fellow dentists and children ofdentists who put their trust in her to take care of them .
Dr . Cohen graduated first in her class at Columbia Dental School and then completed atwo-year residency in orthodontics at Tufts University . Asatestament to her commitment to providing excellent orthodontic care , Dr . Cohen is oneof aselect few in our area who is board-certified . Aboard-certified orthodontist is an orthodontist who has completed and passed aclinical and oral examination by the American Board of Orthodontics ( ABO ). Board certification represents an advanced knowledge of orthodontics and is ademonstration of Dr . Cohen ’ s pursuit ofcontinued proficiency and excellence in orthodontic treatment .
“ The technological advances in orthodontics have greatly improved comfort and treatment duration for patients of all ages ,” she says . “ I can ’ t tell you how often a patient will ask me , ‘ Am I too old to do orthodontics ?’ The answer , of course , is no ! Adults have great options available to them , including cosmetic alignment of the teeth in treatments as short as six months . Invisalign ® is an option that has opened the door toawhole new set of patients who would have never considered traditional braces . Patients are so happily surprised with how easy and comfortable it is to straighten their teeth with clear removable aligners .” It ’ s also a great option for teenagers who got their adult teeth on the later side and are no longer interested in metal braces . Dr . Cohen is a Top 1 % Diamond Plus Provider of Invisalign treatment and utilizes a state-of-the-art iTero digital 3D scanner , so no goopy impressions are needed , as well as digital x-rays .
“ It is very important for children to have an orthodontic consultation around the age of 7 ,” Dr . Cohen states .“ There are many dental and skeletal issues that are best addressed when a child is undergoing growth spurts and before a developing situation worsens . It is essential in order to avoid a more complicated treatment later on . Examples include avoiding impacted teeth , extraction of permanent teeth and jaw surgery .”
Seeking orthodontic care is a big decision , so Dr . Cohen and her team want to give patients the opportunity to get to know them before committing to any course of treatment . This is why they offer a complimentary consultation , during which patients will learn everything they need to know in order to decide on which treatment is right for them .