Braces provide a lifetime of benefits, but they do require investment of time and energy while you’re wearing them, to get the best results. Many patients ask Dr. AlJanabi about what they can eat while they’re wearing their braces. There are only a few simple rules about this, so it’s not too complicated. These apply whether you’re wearing metal braces, clear braces, or lingual braces. (Those...Read More
The American Association of Orthodontists has issued a warning about the risks of do-it-yourself (DIY) orthodontic treatments. Unfortunately, there has been an increase in popularity of these treatments, which are being heavily promoted online. The DIY movement in general has been gaining momentum, and in some cases, this makes sense. For instance, making your own clothing is a great idea. However, trying to do...Read More
What happens after you’re done with orthodontic treatment? – orthodontist Brooklyn and Staten Island
If you’re in the midst of orthodontic treatment, you probably think often about what it will feel like after you’re finished with your treatment. You might imagine looking in the mirror at your perfect smile, enjoying the results of all of the time and effort you’ve put into maintaining your oral hygiene during treatment.
Have you thought about what will be needed to maintain...Read More
One of the most important parts of orthodontic treatment is the imaging of the mouth. In order to create the best results for your smile, your orthodontist needs clear and accurate images of your teeth and jaw bones. This allows Dr. AlJanabi to determine what treatment would work best to move the teeth into their desired positions. Whether...Read More
Facial and neck pain. Headaches that are recurring and severe. These symptoms affect many, and they give way to thinking the absolute worst. You find yourself falling down the self-diagnosis rabbit hole, scouring the web and finding a worse case scenario at every turn. Before getting carried away, it is important to understand that these symptoms are actually very common of a much less severe and very treatable problem known as temporomandibular disorder, which is also referred to as TMD.What is...Read More
Throughout the course of your orthodontic treatment, be it braces, Invisalign, or even if you encounter problems with your retainer, Brooklyn Orthodontics is here to help, and answer any questions you may have along the way. If you are in a severe emergency situation, calling our office is of course the best idea. However, most problems associated with our treatments are minor, and here we will provide a few helpful bits of information to get you through. In reading this and educating yourself, you...Read More
Aside from traditional orthodontics, which typically deal in the aesthetic wishes of patients to correct a crooked smile, Dr. Mohammad AlJanabi and his staff at Brooklyn Orthodontics also provide aid in the form of dentofacial orthopedics. Not just your typical orthodontist, Dr. AlJanabi goes beyond typical tooth movement for the purpose of straightening and uses dentofacial orthopedics therapy to guide the growth and development of the jaw and face, correcting bite abnormalities.
Different types...Read More
As the world around us grows larger with each day, one may have ambitions to travel, and while it may be too big an undertaking to learn a new language, one thing remains constant: smiling is universal. A smile can give way to any number of opportunities, and opens the first door in allowing positivity into one’s life. With just a quick glance of the teeth, the initial invitation is sent out for happiness, friendliness, and openness to others. For some of us, however, they feel more marked by their...Read More
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