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. AlJanabi at Brooklyn Orthodontics will replace your rubber bands at every...Read More
Good oral hygiene is important at all stages of life, but it is even more vital when you are wearing braces or orthodontic appliances. Whether permanent or removable the addition of orthodontia to the teeth and gums creates new crevices for food particles and bacteria to gather. While brushing and flossing can be cumbersome, it is important to spend the extra time each day to clean your teeth and gums properly.
At Brooklyn Orthodontics we are enthusiastic about helping you achieve the...Read More
Traditional braces do a great job straightening teeth effectively, however patients—especially adult patients—often find the appearance of traditional braces off-putting and undesirable.Younger patients who are active in sports, play wind instruments, or model may wish to select a more discreet straightening methos as well. There are many orthdontic alternatives to traditional braces available to patients at Dr. AlJanabi’s Brooklyn practice. Two...Read More
Many parents notice crooked teeth or strange alignments like overbites in their children at a young age. They may wonder when is an appropriate time to first visit Brooklyn Orthodontics for a consultation. While every patient is different, take into consideration these recommendations when making an appointment with Dr. AlJanabi.
Listen to the Professionals The American Association of Orthodontists recommends that children visit the orthodontist for the first time at age 7. While...Read More
A lot of times coming in for a consultation at our Brooklyn office can be scary for our patients. They have a number of questions and concerns, and we always make it our number one priority to answer these as upfront and honestly as possible, to not only help educate our patients but help put them at ease.
If you have been thinking about undergoing orthodontic treatment to straighten teeth or correct jaw alignment, the first step is scheduling an orthodontic consultation with Dr. AlJanabi. During the...Read More
Invisalign clear aligners can be a great option for improving your smile. At Brooklyn Orthodontics, we have lots of experience using this technology to give our patients the beautiful and healthy smile they’ve always wanted. Plus, because it’s so convenient, Invisalign rarely interferes with your daily life.Invisalign aligners are made of comfortable, smooth plastic, so you don’t have to worry about wires or braces sticking you. You don’t need to change your eating habits because your...Read More
One of the most common questions that Dr. Aljanabi gets at his Brooklyn Orthodontics office is “When do I get my braces off?” Although treatment is different for every patient, there are some basic objectives and steps of treatment that are similar for the majority of patients that come in to see Dr. AlJanabi for treatment.
Typically there are three phases with braces which include resolving the crowding/spacing, aligning the teeth, and correcting the bite.
In the first phase, crowding is...Read More
When you decide it’s time for you or your child to get braces, it’s important you leave no stone unturned in your search for a skilled orthodontist. Otherwise, you may end up wearing your braces for longer than you anticipated, or you may have to wear braces a second time to achieve the right result. That will cost you more money and inconvenience in the long run.
That’s because orthodontic cases can be complicated. Oftentimes, an orthodontist corrects more than just the aesthetic...Read More
The idea of wearing braces can be daunting for kids. They may be afraid of teasing at school, discomfort or caring for the braces properly.
For a lot of kids, the idea of going without their favorite foods can be the most troubling aspect of wearing braces. While it’s true they must avoid some foods during orthodontic treatment, there are ways to soften the blow. A little fun and a lot of education can go a long way to prepare kids...Read More
If you’re like most people, your mother probably told you not to judge a book by its cover. That’s good advice to follow, especially when you encounter new people. But unfortunately, most people don’t put it into practice.
By and large, people make assumptions about others based solely on their physical attributes. That’s not just an opinion. There’s experiment, after study, after essay to back it up.
Whether we like it or not, our appearance matters. It matters when you meet new...Read More