TMJ, or temporomandibular disorder, is pain focused around your jawbone and skull joints, causing severe headaches and discomfort with speaking, chewing, swallowing, and yawning. As your orthodontist serving Brooklyn, NY and Staten Island we know how painful TMJ/TMD can be, so we’ve come up with a few tips and tricks to help remedy your situation.
If you think you have TMJ, come visit us to discuss your symptoms. Our doctors will listen to and feel your jaw as...Read More
When it’s time to straighten your teeth, make sure you do research on the different types of straightening treatments available because whether you choose braces or Invisalign with Brooklyn Orthodontics, there are pros and cons to both. Let’s focus on the advantages.The Advantages of Braces
They may be more obvious than Invisalign, but traditional braces are beneficial in many ways.Suitable For All Treatments: If you have multiple dental issues that need correcting, braces can fix each...Read More
You are completing your orthodontic treatment. Whether you had regular braces or clear braces from Brooklyn orthodontics in Staten Island, a lot of time, pain, and effort went into making sure your teeth are straight and your smile is perfected. When your braces are removed, your orthodontist, Dr. Al-janabi, will give you a retainer. The retainer holds your teeth in the new positions so the bone tissue can rebuild around your straight teeth. It’s a stabilizing process that may take a while. A retainer is...Read More
For many, visiting the orthodontist for the first time is a nerve-wracking experience. It is important to find an orthodontist in Staten Island that you can trust to take care of your smile as well as answer any questions you may have. To help you prepare for your first trip to the orthodontist, read some of the most frequently asked questions.Q: What is the difference between an orthodontist and a dentist?
A: While orthodontist and dentist both focus on caring for your teeth and oral health,...Read More
One of the most common orthodontic treatment choices that Dr. Al-janabi provides for both adults and teenagers is Invisalign. Invisalign is a clear aligner that does not use brackets or wires to move teeth into their correct position. If you are curious about what to expect your first week with the Invisalign treatment process near Bay Ridge, we have outlined what the first week would look like for you.Discomfort
During your first week with Invisalign in Bay Ridge, you will experience some slight...Read More
February is National Children’s Dental Health Month and it is especially important that your kids practice good dental hygiene when they have braces! As an orthodontist in Bay Ridge, it’s obvious when a patient has not practiced good oral hygiene and they can be left with white spots, cavities or a variety of other issues. Here are a few tips and tricks for taking care of your teeth while you have braces:Flossing
Time and time again you will be told how important flossing is to oral health....Read More
Are you struggling with snoring and sleeplessness? This could be a sign of sleep apnea and your oral health could be responsible. Sleep apnea is one of the most common and undiagnosed conditions in the US. If you think you might be suffering from sleep apnea schedule a consultation with your orthodontist in Staten Island.Sleep Apnea: The Basics
During a sleep apnea event, your body stops breathing for 10-60 seconds and this can happen up to 30 times an hour. These interruptions can happen for a...Read More
From a very young age, kids use sucking behaviors to calm themselves when in stressful situations. As they age, children stop using pacifiers and move on to sucking on their thumb. If your child has severely altered their teeth, contact Brooklyn Orthodontics about treatment options, such as Invisalign or braces.
The aftermath of thumb sucking is usually a dental malocclusion, which is when you can clearly see tooth misalignment when the mouth is closed. Two of the most common types of malocclusions...Read More
Your orthodontist has just informed you that you need orthodontic treatment to enhance the look of your smile and straighten your teeth. Now, you are faced with the decision of which type of treatment you want, traditional braces or Invisalign. At Brooklyn Orthodontics, we know that this is an overwhelming decision, which is why we are laying out the basics to help you decide.Getting Started
Braces and Invisalign are both designed to improve your smile and straighten your teeth over a period of...Read More
WE ALL USE TOOTHBRUSHES to take care of our teeth, but what are we doing to take care of our toothbrushes? It’s critical that our toothbrushes remain in good condition so they can do their jobs of keeping our teeth healthy, which is why we’re dedicating a blog post to giving our patients tips on toothbrush care!Cleaning Your Toothbrush
Running your toothbrush under water and giving it a good shake won’t do much to get rid of all the germs you just brushed off your teeth, especially if...Read More