The most important thing to do in maintaining a winning smile before, during, and after your orthodontic journey is of course, the practice of good oral hygiene. As your teeth begin to change, new avenues and crevices for food particles and bacteria are being created, so it becomes that much more important to be mindful of keeping your teeth and gums as clean as possible. What is the benefit of a straight smile if it is not an equally healthy one as well? While it becomes a little more time consuming, and...Read More
Sometimes situations arise that require emergency orthodontic care. Appliances may become loose or broken due to an accident or injury. Oftentimes, minor problems can be temporarily addressed at home. If you experience pain or discomfort in need of emergency care in Brooklyn, contact Dr. Mohamed AlJanabi at Brooklyn Orthodontics for an evaluation.
Luckily, there are very few true emergencies. It is common for patients to endure wires poking out, loose bands, missing elastics along with tooth and...Read More
There are many branches that fall under the tree of dentistry. Each comes with its own collection of terms, procedures and sub-branches. One branch that many individuals become familiar with through a dentists’ referral is orthodontics. The first time patient may be nervous about what to expect. Brooklyn orthodontist Dr. Mohamed AlJanabi, will provide information on the benefits of orthodontic treatment and answer questions during the initial consultation.Why was I referred to an...Read More
Remembering to floss everyday can be a challenge for many but it can become even more challenging with braces. Flossing at least once a day is essential to achieve and preserve healthy teeth and gums.
Flossing is even more important during the time that you are wearing braces because food particles are prone to get stuck in the bands, wires and brackets. By not flossing you are taking a risk of the cavity-causing particles getting trapped in the spaces, especially if the food contains sticky...Read More
When it comes to your teeth, there’s a lot more going on than you think. What seems like nothing more than a series of bones designed for chewing food, is actually a pretty complicated science. So it’s no surprise that the differences between a dentist and an orthodontist can get confusing. This is especially true when lines are blurred by dentists who occasionally perform orthodontic procedures. However, there are some pretty clear-cut differences between a dentist and an orthodontist like Dr. Mohammed...Read More
One of the biggest challenges with orthodontic treatment is making sure you brush your teeth properly. With proper care, your orthodontic treatment will result in beautiful and healthy teeth. To guide you through your care, Dr. Mohamed AlJanabi offers these tips.Use a soft toothbrush.
When difficult debris gets trapped in your braces, it may seem easier to use a firmer toothbrush. However, medium and hard bristled toothbrushes can damage the delicate gum tissue surrounding the teeth. Be sure to...Read More
When you bite down into your food, your teeth feel like they’re firmly in place – and that’s because they are. But that doesn’t mean they’re where they should be. With orthodontic treatment, teeth can be repositioned to create the smile you desire. But how does this happen? The process is pretty incredible.What’s the difference between clear aligners and traditional braces?
Clear aligners and traditional braces offer different methods to treat dental misalignment. When teeth are...Read More
Braces are an investment for your child’s teeth, so it’s important to make sure your child’s teeth stay in tip-top condition while they’re receiving their orthodontic treatment. Without proper care, the teeth can become damaged, negating all of the efforts and investment to straighten and align the teeth in the first place.
Traditional braces with metal or ceramic brackets can be particularly difficult to clean because the additional surfaces create areas for plaque to collect. This plaque...Read More
Dentistry has had a bad rap for years – not just the general care dentist, but for orthodontists as well. This is typically perpetuated by age-old stories that have existed since the dawn of braces. Although it may not be common knowledge, modern dentistry has made monumental strides in the best few decades, allowing patients to have a more pleasant experience during the orthodontic process. If you’re in need of braces in Brooklyn, you can rest your mind knowing that these common misconceptions are far...Read More
Dentistry can be confusing as a whole. There are different names for each tooth, a variety of preventative, cosmetic, and restorative procedures, and not to mention the structure and health of the mouth itself. Orthodontics adds another layer to this that can sometimes be confusing if you have no prior experience with it. Orthodontics allows specially trained dentists, like Brooklyn orthodontist Dr. Mohamed AlJanabi, to correct issues with a variety of methods.What is orthodontics?