Welcome to Putnam Orthodontics – Office of Dr. Satish Pai

Dr. Pai has been practicing and teaching orthodontics at Columbia University, New York City for 14 years, specializing in Invisalign® Damon braces® for children, teens, and adults. Dr. Satish Pai is Clinical Assistant Professor in the Division of Orthodontics at Columbia University, College of Dental Medicine. Dr Pai completed a Master of Science (M.S) and Doctor of Dental Surgery (D.D.S) from Columbia University, College of Dental Medicine.

"Beautiful smiles foster bonds, build relationships and open doors. It can increase self-esteem and improve dental health."

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Smile with Invisalign Teen

February 3 2014 Invisalign Teen is designed with today’s youth in mind. These clear, removable orthodontic aligners can straighten your teeth without the need for metal wires and brackets. Unlike traditional braces, Invisalign Teen aligners are comfortable, nearly invisible, and removable, which allows you to remove them as you eat your favorite foods and brush […]

The aging adult dentition and orthodontics

July 28th 2013- Posted by Putnam Orthodntics As a person ages their teeth narrow in the back of their jaw. As the teeth move inward the space that was previously between the teeth is compressed. This compression often causes the front teeth to twist or overlap. This twisting of the teeth into an unnatural position […]

Do Wisdom Teeth Cause Other Teeth to Crowd?

July 18 2013 Wisdom teeth often need removing for many reasons. However studies show that extraction of the third molars exclusively for the purpose of preventing incisor crowding is unwarranted. Human teeth naturally drift forward in our mouths over time and when your teeth are not ideally aligned proximally, crowding occurs. The third molars exert […]

Why does my orthodontist need another X ray

4/29/2013 Your son/daughter just had “X-rays” taken at the dentist last month. Why does the orthodontist need to take another one? In fact, why do orthodontists need X-rays at all? X-rays, officially called radiographs, are images created when a beam of radiation passes through the body and hits a sensor (or a piece of film […]

Looking for Discount Orthodontics

Looking for Discount Orthodontics? Let’s face it. Healthcare is expensive. Lasik surgery can cost $5000 or more for three short visits. A broken arm will cost you $7000 or more at the emergency room. Laser hair removal can cost even more than that! In today’s economy with incomes down and expenses up, it is not […]