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