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?
Braces are a rite of passage for so many teenagers and adults. Often times, they get a bad reputation due to outdated information or a general lack of information. However, modern braces have come a long way. Proper knowledge and care for your braces can make your time with orthodontics enjoyable with lasting results for years.
When you come to Brooklyn Orthodontics for your braces, Dr. Mohamed AlJanabi will provide you with a full education on how your braces work, proper maintenance of your braces,...Read More
In medical care you often hear “prevention is better than the cure,” and in orthodontics that message is no different. By taking proactive measures, Brooklyn Orthodontics can begin treating your child’s teeth before they become a larger problem. We can identify bite and space issues early on in preparation for larger concerns.
When should I first bring my child in for bite and teeth alignment evaluations?
We hear this question often....Read More
For years, the image of a mouth full of metal comes to mind at the idea of braces. The notion of an oral contraption that does nothing but get in the way while disguising the surface of the tooth behind a shield of stainless steel has put fear into the minds of teens and adults everywhere. The story always starts with that “friend of a friend who had braces” concept and always ends with a terrifying tale of pain and torture.
But alas, these...Read More
A beautiful smile can open the door to opportunities so it’s no surprise that people of all ages want their teeth to look their very best. Unfortunately for some, spacing and misaligned teeth can reduce the overall appearance of your smile. However, there are many options available for correcting dental misalignment in Brooklyn, improving the cosmetic appearance and function of your teeth at any age.
Braces are...Read More
Commonly, orthodontists will use braces to adjust the alignment of a patient’s teeth, to improve the function and overall appearance of their teeth. However, for some patients, the problem can be more deeply rooted in the jaw alignment, resulting in decreased function and, often times, severe pain.
Patients who have misaligned jaws can experience any number of symptoms. This includes headaches, dizziness, oral pain or discomfort, neck and shoulder pain, fatigue, irritability, locking...Read More
For millions of patients nationwide, sleep is a daily issue. There are any number of causes, but one of the most common is sleep apnea. This condition is potentially serious and results in interruptions in breathing. Sleep apnea is a very common condition of which over ten percent of the United States population suffers from.
What is sleep apnea?
Sleep apnea is caused by an interruption in breathing during sleep which can last anywhere from 10-60...Read More
The long term results of traditional braces are worth the wait, but between painful adjustments, food limitations, and broken brackets they can sometimes be a total bummer. Traditional braces use brackets and wires to gently apply pressure to the teeth and move them into the correct position. In addition to brackets and wires, elastics–those tiny colorful rubber bands–are used to apply additional pressure to the...Read More
Dr. AlJanabi is an orthodontist, however he also specializes in dentofacial orthopedics. When orthodontists begin their studies in dental school they may choose to pursue a specialty within the field. Some dental students go on to pursue training and residency in disciplines as varied as pediatric dentistry, periodontics, endodontics and others. One of the specialties sanctioned by the American Dental Association is Orthodontics and Dentofacial...Read More
The long term results of traditional braces are worth the wait, but between painful adjustments, food limitations, and broken brackets they can sometimes be a total bummer. Traditional braces use brackets and wires to gently apply pressure to the teeth and move them into the correct position. In addition to brackets and wires, elastics–those tiny colorful rubber bands–are used to apply additional pressure to the teeth. Dr....Read More