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Smithtown, NY 11787

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Digital Impressions in Smithtown

Posted on May 13, 2019

  No one looks forward to having dental impressions made. The gooey consistency and how it hardens awkwardly is enough to make several of my patients gag outright. But guess what? The goo is gone for good. At least, at North Shore Orthodontics in Smithtown it is. Hello Digital Impressions! Yep. We’ve gone digital and… Read more »

8 Signs Your Teen Needs Orthodontic Care

Posted on January 23, 2019

  If you’re like me, you’ve probably blocked out some of the more cringe-inducing memories of your teenage years, but I’m sure you remember that being a teenager can be HARD – and having a smile you’re not proud of can make it even harder. Though we encourage otherwise, it’s an undeniable fact that many… Read more »

5 Benefits of Orthodontics

Posted on October 4, 2018

October is our favorite time of year, and it’s not just because candy overflows every grocery aisle. Rather, it’s Orthodontic Health Month, the best time of year to think about your smile! As the world gears up to gorge themselves on Halloween candy and pumpkin spice lattes, we’re gearing up our practice, North Shore Orthodontics,… Read more »

New School Year, New Smile, No Problem!

Posted on August 13, 2018

With school right around the corner in Smithtown, there’s no better time to get a shiny new smile! If your kid is getting braces before school starts, there are some things we’d like to share to help set the stage for an awesome orthodontic experience. Getting braces is a rite of passage for teens, but… Read more »

The True & False of Invisalign

Posted on May 22, 2018

  A lot of people think Invisalign is just for minor problems, but that’s simply not true. Since Invisalign came into existence in 1997, the technology has come a long, long way. Now, Invisalign trays can fix almost any problem, big or small. The problem we notice at North Shore Orthodontics in Smithtown is that… Read more »

When Should a Child See an Orthodontist?

Posted on February 15, 2018

As your Smithtown orthodontist, we know there is no greater joy than watching your child grow up smiling. All parents should know their options to best care for their child’s happy, beautiful smile. Braces are an important rite of passage in a child’s life, giving children the benefit of straight teeth, improved self-confidence and healthier… Read more »

Why Your Teeth Move After Braces

Posted on October 17, 2016

  The human body is in constant flux. Your lungs never stop inhaling and exhaling for as long as you live. Your heart is always beating. At this very moment while your digestive system breaks down your last meal, your hair grows just a tiny bit longer and new skin cells are being generated. If… Read more »

Natural Ways to Whiten Teeth

Posted on October 5, 2016

If you want to whiten your teeth, professional whitening in a dental office will get you the best results. Professional whitening uses stronger agents than can be sold over the counter and often entails a special light source that speeds up the whitening process. Of course, professional whitening is a pricier option than at-home teeth… Read more »

Should You Choose a Permanent or Removable Retainer?

Posted on September 20, 2016

While you’re reading this, try to push one of your teeth with a finger. It seems to be solidly in place, right? But in reality, your teeth are not fixed into their spots. They can and do move and shift, which is why orthodontics is even possible to begin with. If your teeth couldn’t move,… Read more »

Eating with New or Tightened Braces

Posted on September 7, 2016

For the duration of the time that you’re in braces, you will have to make some changes to your diet. We generally recommend that you keep away from hard, crunchy foods or any foods that cause you to exert pressure on your jaw (like corn on the cob). You should also avoid sticky foods that… Read more »

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