Category Archives: Malocclusions

Maspeth Queens Orthodontist

Maspeth Queens Orthodontist

When someone has teeth or jaws that are misaligned, it can cause a whole series of problems. When the teeth and jaws are misaligned it interferes with the ability to bite, chew and speak properly. When someone has crowded and/or crooked teeth, it makes it more difficult to effectively clean them. That can lead to more dental problems such as cavities or gum disease. That’s why we highly recommend that if you or your children have any of these problems that you make an appointment to see our expert Maspeth Queens orthodontist, Rekha Gehani, DDS as soon as possible.

Orthodontic Care Maspeth

Orthodontic Care Maspeth

Straight teeth will improve a person’s life in many ways. When one gets crooked, gapped, misaligned and/or overcrowded teeth corrected through orthodontic treatment it will greatly improve oral health and functionality. It will enable the person to speak more clearly, chew properly, protect your gums from becoming unhealthy (from gum disease), eliminate or at least decrease the need for jaw surgery and reduce or eliminate the need to extract permanent teeth. By getting the problems corrected, it can also greatly improve one’s confidence. When teeth and jaws are in alignment, it creates a more attractive smile, eliminating the fear of speaking to people and smiling. This helps a person emotionally and socially. Both adults and children can receive orthodontic treatment from our Maspeth Queens orthodontist. It’s important to get treated as early as possible. Early treatment will not only start correcting the current problems but will greatly reduce the likelihood of future dental problems. If a children have orthodontic problems it can also negatively impact their school experience, especially if they’re unable to speak clearly. Also, since baby teeth are the placeholders for adult (permanent) teeth, it’s important to take good care of them.

Malocclusions often become noticeable between the ages of 6 and 12 when adult teeth start to erupt. The American Academy of Orthodontics recommends that at age 7. If your children are 7 years old or their permanent teeth haven’t erupted yet, they can receive interceptive orthodontic treatment. This is also called phase one orthodontic treatment (early treatment before permanent teeth erupt). Most children who receive phase one will require phase two also. However, phase one can benefit them because phase two should be easier. We encourage you to call our office to schedule an evaluation for your children with our expert Maspeth Queens orthodontist, Rekha Gehani, DDS. We are committed to providing your family with high quality care in a warm, gentle manner.

Interceptive Orthodontics Maspeth
35-40 82nd Street
Jackson Heights, NY 11372
718-690-3291

Corona Queens Orthodontist

Corona Queens Orthodontist

Orthodontics Corona Queens

Orthodontics Corona Queens

Having misaligned teeth does not only take away from the aesthetics of your smile, but it can also lead to health problems, so it is something that should seriously be addressed. There are several ways that your teeth can be misaligned, such as having an overbite, an underbite, missing teeth, having teeth that are broken, crowding of teeth, or spaces between your teeth. If you have any of these issues, it is important to understand how it can affect the rest of your body. If your teeth are misaligned, it also means that your jaw will be misaligned. This means that the muscles of your jaw will be worked harder than if your teeth and jaw were aligned properly, putting stress on your bite. This can lead to issues with the related joint – the temporomandibular joint (TMJ), which often result in jaw pain and discomfort. Similarly, the misalignment can lead to a clenching of the jaw and teeth grinding at night, along with headaches, pain in the facial area, and pain in the neck. If you are noticing these kinds of symptoms, and you have misaligned teeth, you should look into the options that Dr. Gehani has available in terms of orthodontic services. Our Corona Queens orthodontist can discuss how devices like braces or retainers can be effective for you based on your individual needs.

If you are interested in learning more about your dental health and the related services provided by our Corona Queens orthodontist, we invite you to visit our practice’s website. There you will find additional information about these topics and more. IF you have any questions or concerns that you feel we can help you with do not hesitate to get in touch with us. Feel free to give us a call during our regular office hours, or send us a message anytime using the contact form designated on our website. Dr. Gehani and staff look forward to working with you in the future.

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

North Corona Orthodontist

North Corona Orthodontist

Many people associate orthodontics with getting traditional braces. Orthodontics involves much more than that. In fact traditional braces may not be the best option for everyone. Orthodontics is a special branch of dentistry that specializes in preventing and correcting misaligned teeth, such as malocclusions (improper bite). However orthodontics also involves treating and controlling many aspects of facial growth (dental facial orthodontics) as well as the shape and the development of the jaw. Our North Corona orthodontists use many different devices to help patients with various issues such as: closing wide gaps between teeth, straightening crooked teeth, ensuring that the tips of the teeth are aligned, treating and improper bit (malocclusion) and more.

Orthodontic Evaluations North Corona

Orthodontic Evaluations North Corona

Orthodontic problems range from mind to severe. In certain circumstances, when a patient has an orthodontic problem it can greatly impact the quality of his or her quality of life. For example, it can interfere with the patient’s ability to speak or eat properly. Orthodontics also involves cosmetic dentistry when the patient’s goal is to improve his or her appearance. Since each patient has different needs, goal oriented orthodontics is essential. That’s why it’s important to choose an expert orthodontist who not only has the expertise to help you but also is thorough and goal oriented. You need an orthodontist who offers you a thorough orthodontic evaluation and a personalized treatment plan to meet your specific needs, such as our North Corona orthodontist, Rekha Gehani, DDS. Dr. Gehani believes that your journey to orthodontic health begins with your first visit with her.

Your initial visit with us is extremely important. It establishes your orthodontic baseline. During your first visit, our expert North Corona orthodontist, Rekha Gehani, DDS will review both your medical and dental histories and will evaluate your oral health. Dr. Gehani will then explain to you whether or not you require any dental treatment. If she determines that you need any dental treatments she will discuss possible treatment options with you and establish a treatment plan. She will take the time to discuss everything with you and answer any questions you may have.

North Corona Orthodontics
35-40 82nd Street
Jackson Heights, NY 11372
718-690-3291