Jackson Heights NY Dental Office

Caring for and Living with Braces in Jackson Heights NY

Jackson Heights NY Dental Office

Jackson Heights NY Dental Office

If you are thinking about getting braces for you or your child, you will want to visit our highly respected orthodontic practice, Rekha Gehani, DDS. At our Jackson Heights NY dental office you will be able to get braces which will provide you with a healthy and attractive smile, and you will receive a lot of information about caring for and living with braces.

At our orthodontic practice at our Jackson Heights NY dental office, patients are able to get different types of braces. Some patients will get braces with wires and brackets while other patients will get Invisalign invisible braces. Invisalign uses clear plastic aligners which are worn for about two weeks each, and then are replaced with the next aligner in the series. These aligners are very easy to care for since they are worn about 23 hours a day. Our patients find that the clear plastic aligners are extremely comfortable to wear since there are no wires on metal brackets to irritate your gums or mouth. You can also eat anything you want since the clear plastic aligners are removed for meals If you get metal braces, or ceramic braces, you will need to be careful how you care for your braces. You will also want to avoid eating certain foods. When you get your braces, you will not want to eat foods that are extremely hard or sticky. This can cause several different types of problems with the brackets and wires in your mouth. If you experience any type of problem, such as a bracket breaks free of the tooth, or a wire breaks and pokes your mouth, you will want to contact our office so you can follow the specific instructions you are given. When you wear braces, you will also want to make sure that you brush your teeth thoroughly so that food will not become trapped between the braces and your teeth. You want your teeth to remain as healthy as possible during your orthodontic treatment.

For an appointment to visit our Jackson Heights NY dental office for orthodontic care, contact us today.

Rekha Gehani, DDS
35-40 82nd Street
Jackson Heights, NY 11372
(718) 639-0192