Category Archives: Jaw Surgery

Jackson Heights Teen Orthodontics

Teen Orthodontics

It is no secret that teenagers tend to resist even the most well intentioned suggestions from their parents. If you are trying to get your teen to cooperate with their orthodontic treatments, Dr. Rekha Gehani and the rest of our Jackson Heights teen orthodontics experts will likely be able to help. Orthodontics are about more than aesthetics, as straighter teeth are also easy to clean and therefore often lead to healthier teeth overall, but teenagers mostly focus on the aesthetics when it come sot orthodontics. They want straight, beautiful teeth, but they do not want to deal with unsightly metal and wire braces and retainers in order to achieve those smile goals that they have for themselves. Fortunately, there are other options.

Jackson Heights Teen Orthodontics

Jackson Heights Teen Orthodontics

One option is the use of ceramic braces, in which the brackets are tooth-colored, and so are much more discreet, often looking like the patient is just wearing a simple, thin wire retainer. Another highly popular alternative to traditional braces is the use of the Invisalign system. The Invisalign system is comprised of a series of clear aligner trays that are customized to your teen’s unique specifications and specific treatment plan. The aligners are switched for a new set about every two weeks, and with each change in set your teen’s teeth will move closer and closer to their perfect smile end result. The aligners are virtually invisible, so no one will need to know that your teen is wearing “braces” throughout their treatment.

These are only some of the many popular Jackson Heights teen orthodontics options available here at Dr. Gehani’s office. If you would like to learn more about all that we have to offer here, we encourage you to visit our practice’s main website to read through the additional information we have made available for our current and prospective patients. If you have any specific questions or concerns that you would like to discuss, please do not hesitate to contact the staff here for assistance. Dr. Gehani and the rest of our staff look forward to working with you and your family, and we hope to hear from you soon.

35-40 82nd Street
Jackson Heights, NY 11372
718-639-0192

Jackson Heights Orthognathic Surgery

Orthodontist 11372

Are you coping with severe jaw problems that cannot be corrected by traditional means? Often times hereditary defects can cause problems that are simply beyond the means of tradition orthodontic care, but this does not mean that your smile is beyond hope, simply that it requires a more advanced means of care. If you are suffering from jaw deformities that constantly interfere with your life, there are treatment options available today which can correct your problems. Simply pay a visit to your local Jackson Heights orthognathic surgery practice of Rekha Gehani, DDS to find out how corrective jaw surgery can work for you.

Corrective Jaw Surgery Jackson Heights

Corrective Jaw Surgery Jackson Heights

Orthognathic corrective jaw surgery is a procedure that changes from patient to patient, allowing it to be customized as needed to fit a patients unique needs. This allows the procedure to be effect for a number of jaw issues, including protruding jaws, receding chin, facial injuries, birth defects, an open bite, an unbalanced facial appearance, chronic TMD, and chronic mouth breathing or dry mouth. Signs that a patient needs corrective jaw surgery including difficulty chewing or biting food, trouble swallowing, unnaturally excessive wearing of the teeth, lips that cannot meet without straining the muscles of the face, and headaches often caused by severe temporomandibular disorder. Often times one of the causes for a jaw deformity occurs when the upper and lower jaws do not grow at the same rate, creating a bite problem too severe for traditional orthodontic correction, which requires treatment from your trusted Jackson Heights orthognathic surgery in order to be properly healed.

Corrective jaw surgery is a complex procedure involving an orthodontist and oral surgeon working in tandem to custom create a complex series of titanium plates, wires, and screws that works to correct not only your teeth, but the actual alignment of your jaws entirely. These treatments often require orthodontic care both before and after surgery, and can involve a commitment of several years of care before your mouth is perfectly healed. It is for these reasons that neither patients nor their doctors should ever consider corrective jaw surgery lightly. That is why our welcoming and knowledgeable team at your professional Jackson Heights orthognathic surgery take the time to answer all of your questions about corrective jaw surgery to determine that this procedure is truly the right course of action for your smile.

At your neighborhood Jackson Heights orthognathic surgery practice of Rekha Gehani, DDS we are much more than your general dentist, but a team of oral surgery experts at a state of the art practice specializing solely in orthodontic care. Dr. Gehani has been healing smiles just like yours for over 30 years. You can be sure to find the level of personal and professional care you need with corrective jaw surgery from the office of Dr. Rekha Gehani, DDS.

Jackson Heights Jaw Surgery
35-40 82nd Street
Jackson Heights, NY 11372
718-690-3291

Woodside Queens Orthodontist

Woodside Queens Orthodontist

If you have been diagnosed with a malocclusion well into adulthood, receiving proper treatment for your bite problem can be a daunting problem. Traditional braces are often uncomfortable, and can present a problem for those whose places of work demand a certain standard of appearance to do their jobs at their utmost best. In other cases, adult onset malocclusions can often be so severe that normal orthodontic treatment through the uses of traditional braces is not always a guarantee of a cure. If you are concerned about the look or effectiveness of traditional orthodontics, ask your Woodside Queens orthodontist at the offices of Rekha Gehani, DDS if orthognathic surgery is right for you.

Orthognathic Surgery Woodside Queens

Orthognathic Surgery Woodside Queens

The choice to undergo orthognathic surgery or jaw surgery is a matter that requires a great deal of factors to consider. If you have a severe bite problem that is making it difficult to impossible for you to chew properly, jaw surgery may be necessary to properly set the bones of your jaw structure in order for them to function properly. When the upper jaw bone does not properly match or line up with the lower jaw bone properly, this can make both healthy chewing and proper speech difficult. Bite problems of every level can cause uneven wear of the teeth, and the more severe the bite problem, the more worse this symptom becomes. For this reason, you should never hesitate to contact your Woodside Queens orthodontist to discuss the symptoms of your malocclusion and find the treatment you need for a healthy smile.

While orthognathic surgery does have many benefits over traditional treatment, such as improved treatment possibilities and decreased or no time at all in metal braces, there are many side effects and risks to consider as well. The recovery period after jaw surgery from professional Woodside Queens orthodontist can often take up to several weeks, and requires your jaw bones to be heal in place with a system of wire, plates, and sometimes screws depending on the patients individual treatment needs. Swelling and muscles spasms can sometimes occur as well. Like every type of surgery, post-op infection is always a concern, especially considering the number of germs that find their way into our mouths on a regular basis, in addition to the natural bacteria which are already present.

For those reasons, as well as those surrounding your own personal needs and concerns, you should always consult your local Woodside Queens orthodontist when considering yourself for elective orthognathic surgery. At the offices of Rekha Gehani, DDS our friendly and knowledgeable staff are always there to welcome you with a smile, and answer all of your questions about jaw surgery to be certain that this procedure is the right choice for you and your smile.

Orthodontist in Woodside
35-40 82nd Street
Jackson Heights, NY 11372
718-690-3291

Orthognathic Surgery Jackson Heights

Orthognathic Surgery Jackson Heights

When your jaw fails to align properly, orthognathic surgery with Dr. Rekha Gehani, your Jackson Heights orthodontist is required. This procedure is often done in conjunction with orthodontics. After braces have straightened the teeth, jaw surgery with Dr. Gehani then corrects the misaligned jaw. The end result will include an enhanced facial appearance and a guided, functional bite.

Before oral surgery options are considered, a comprehensive dental examination, including x-rays is necessary. With this information, Dr. Gehani can then formulate a personal treatment plan for you, and can show you exactly how your surgery will be approached. We can illustrate how your bite and overall appearance will be improved. Our goal is to help you understand the surgical process and the benefits of orthognathic surgery.  With Dr. Gehani you’ll have the added benefit of having  an experienced orthodontist and jaw surgeon providing you with the best possible surgical experience and an excellent result for you.

Jaw growth occurs gradually and in some cases, the upper and lower jaws grow at different rates, which can result in a variety of problems that may affect chewing, speech, long-term oral health, and appearance. You may want to schedule a consultation with your Jackson Heights orthodontist, Dr. Gehani and be evaluated for orthognathic surgery if you’re experiencing any of the following issues: Difficulty chewing, biting or swallowing, speech problems, breathing problems, protruding jaw, or chronic jaw pain.

Jaw Surgery
35-40 82nd Street
Jackson Heights, NY 11372
718-639-0192