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Tips to Help Your Child Smile Brightly with Braces at School

Posted on August 23, 2016

Here at North Shore Orthodontics in Smithtown, we’ve found that many young patients choose summer as the time to get braces first put on their teeth. By starting treatment when school is out, kids have a low-pressure time to get accustomed to their new appearance, allow the initial discomfort to pass, and get used to… Read more »

Why You Can Get Braces at Any Age

Posted on August 8, 2016

Adults are now a significant segment of many orthodontic practice’s client base, as much as 25% or even more. At our practice, we’ve had patients in their 20’s to their 60’s and even into their 70’s. For adult patients who are considering orthodontic work, they’ll find that many factors are now in their favor: aesthetics… Read more »

5 Factors to Consider When Choosing an Orthodontist

Posted on July 27, 2016

Orthodontic treatment typically only takes a few years from start to finish, but the results of treatment will last a lifetime. It really does matter who straightens your teeth. Your smile and your oral health are in the balance. Even during the relatively brief treatment period, you want the experience to be as pleasant and… Read more »

5 Tips to Relieve Braces Tightening Soreness

Posted on July 12, 2016

After you have your regular appointment to tighten your braces (or once you get braces first put on your teeth), it’s common for your mouth to feel somewhat sore. While you may find it a little reassuring to know that the tenderness you feel is normal, this knowledge doesn’t make the pain go away. To… Read more »

What Your Braces’ Rubber Band Colors Say About You

Posted on May 11, 2016

Your appearance, from the clothes you choose to wear to everything else about your personal style, can be considered an expression of who you are on the inside. Rubber bands for braces come in a rainbow of colors, so your orthodontic treatment gives you another avenue to express your individuality. To back up for a… Read more »

The 6 Stages of Invisalign

Posted on April 26, 2016

Invisalign might seem as if it’s been an option in the orthodontic toolbox for a long time, but the company that started it isn’t even twenty years old, and even then, it took a little while for the idea of using Invisalign’s clear plastic trays to catch on. The treatments really didn’t start gathering mainstream… Read more »

The Benefits of Braces Beyond Straight Teeth

Posted on April 11, 2016

In our field, orthodontists focus on the tangible aspects of patients’ smiles. Our specialty concerns straightening misaligned teeth and correcting malocclusions (incorrect bites). We look at the physical aspects of these problems and the physical solutions to them. At the same time, we are aware of the psychological impact of what we do for our… Read more »

How Long Do Retainers Last?

Posted on March 28, 2016

Your braces may be history, but retainers are forever. Sorry if you weren’t aware of this fact, but it’s true. If you’ve had orthodontic treatment, you should wear a retainer not just after your braces are removed but for the rest of your life. How long do these retainers last? Well, it depends on what… Read more »

Age 7 and Orthodontics

Posted on March 16, 2016

When we tell parents that their children should first visit an orthodontist at the age of seven, they are sometimes incredulous. “That young?” they say. “But they are still losing their baby teeth!” Yes, your child’s mouth is still developing, and that’s sort of the point. If you wait until all of a person’s permanent… Read more »

Wisdom Teeth and Braces Don’t Mix

Posted on January 6, 2016

The third molars at the very back of our jaws still remain a part of our dental makeup. These molars, more commonly known as wisdom teeth, are the last teeth to push through, or “erupt,” from underneath the gum line. They are something to be wary of for orthodontic patients; wisdom teeth and braces don’t… Read more »

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