Even after reading all the information about the advanced treatment options available these days, you may feel as if you’re alone in considering adult orthodontic treatment. Nothing is further from the truth – as there are many adults who wear braces – there’s just a good chance you never noticed.
According to the American Association of Orthodontics, 20 percent, or one in five orthodontic patients, is an adult – which is probably a...Read More
As we explained previously, it is much less traumatic to go through orthodontic treatment than it used to be – and that applies to everyone – no matter your age. Orthodontic experts have been developing and improving these treatments, using science and technology, for many, many years – and the appliances and procedures have gotten to the point where anyone, no matter their age, can straighten their teeth effectively.
There is simply no age...Read More
Humans have been having problems with crooked teeth for as long as they’ve been around. It’s just a fact. Archeologists have unearthed skulls of Neanderthal humans who had crooked teeth. However, as people became more advanced, they began to come up with ways to correct this problem.
As early as 400 B.C, Hippocrates documented misaligned jaws and teeth, Egyptian mummies were discovered wearing metal braces (though not nearly as advanced as...Read More
For certain adults, standard Orthodontic treatment such as braces may not be enough to fix issues with your jaw. In some cases, patients need surgical orthodontics near Dongan Hills to correct jaw irregularities that can affect the ability to chew, bite and speak. In addition to surgery, orthodontic treatment is performed before and after the procedure to ensure your upper and lower teeth line up properly.Who is a Candidate?
This procedure is necessary for patients that have upper and lower...Read More
An example of state-of-the-art technology in the dental world is Invisalign in Brooklyn, NY. At Brooklyn Orthodontics, Dr. AlJanabi and his team want all patients to get the most out of their Invisalign experience, so we have put together some helpful tips.The First 48 Rule
We recommend wearing your trays as often as possible during the first 48 hours of treatment. This initial phase is very important to ensure treatment is accurate and effective. If possible, only take your trays out...Read More
Your braces are composed of small metal brackets fixed to each tooth, but sometimes, regardless of how careful a patient is, a bracket may break off. If you find yourself in this position, don’t panic! While it’s frustrating to experience an unexpected speed bump on your journey to a straighter smile, it’s a common occurrence in the world of orthodontics. If you have broken a bracket off your braces in Brooklyn, NY, here’s what we recommend.What Causes Broken...Read More
Many people suffer from canker sores, medically referred to as aphthous ulcers, on a regular basis. These small but mighty ulcers can make simple tasks like eating and drinking incredibly uncomfortable. Canker sores come in a wide variety of sizes and range from small, singular sores to larger clusters. They are often confused with cold sores, but unlike cold sores, canker sores do not develop on the surface of your lips and they are not contagious. Dr. Mohamed Aljanabi, our orthodontist in Brooklyn, NY...Read More
If you’re on the hunt for braces near Brooklyn, NY, you may notice that many orthodontists have temporarily closed their doors due to the outbreak of COVID-19. While it’s important to practice social distancing so we can flatten the curve, we understand that those who already have braces may experience some pain or discomfort while at home. Thankfully, there are steps that you can take for at-home repairs to relieve yourself of frustrating discomfort. Here are some tips from Dr. Aljanabi and his...Read More
By now, we are all well-versed on how to brush our teeth. But getting braces adds another layer of difficulty in making sure that your teeth stay clean and healthy. Braces in Brooklyn, NY work to gradually straighten your teeth over time, but it’s important that you follow the instructions of Dr. Mohamed AlJanabi to reduce bacteria and plaque buildup along your gum line and in hard-to-reach areas so your teeth are at their best when the braces come off.Brushing with Braces
As a practicing orthodontist in Brooklyn, NY, Dr. Mohamed Aljanabi wants you to have a bright smile and a healthy mouth, and with Valentine’s Day approaching, and all the candy we’ll consume, this is a good time to talk about the effect sugar has on your teeth and your smile.
Stated simply, excessive amounts of sugar are not good for your teeth. We all have bacteria in our mouth, and those bacteria get their energy from the sugar we consume. That process, in turn, produces an acid that...Read More